EDCT and Timberline Knolls Luncheon Draws a Crowd
Aug. 27 -- A full-capacity crowd of 32 clinicians attended EDCT's first-ever luncheon seminar, "Providing Spiritually Conscious Psychological Care for the Eating Disordered Client," on Friday, Aug. 24, at Sunset Grill in Nashville. Sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center (Lemont, Ill.), the workshop provided registrants with practical methods for spiritual assessment and intervention.
“The health care and mental health professions are recognizing the increasing importance of addressing patients’ spirituality as a part of a holistic approach to patient care,” explained presenter Margaret Nagib, PsyD. “I focused the presentation on empirically based reasons for why the integration of spirituality in psychological care is imperative to providing effective treatment,” she said.
Dr. Nagib is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling and inner healing, as well as in treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. As Spirituality Clinical Coordinator, she oversees the Christian treatment component at Timberline Knolls.
“We were honored to partner with Dr. Nagib and Timberline Knolls to offer this luncheon,” said EDCT Executive Director Liz Llewellyn. “Spirituality is a huge part of life for many of our constituents, and we were excited to offer insights into how to synthesize spirituality with treatment,” she said.
Timberline Knolls is a residential treatment center located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders.
EDCT’s next clinical education opportunity is The 9th Annual Forum for Professionals, to be held Nov. 2-3, 2012, at Lipscomb’s Ezell Center in Nashville. The conference, entitled “The Perfect Storm: Body, Brain and Cultural Influences on Eating Disorders,” offers eight continuing education credits in intermediate/advanced training for professionals and graduate students.