Exploring the Relationship and Etiology of Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders
Research has shown that the comorbidity of individuals with eating disorders who also struggle with substance use disorders is high at around 50%. This presentation discusses the interlinks between eating disorders and substance use disorders through exploration of Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model. While exploring underlying functions of the comorbid symptoms, this presentation will provide examples of case conceptualization as well as practical evidence-based treatment interventions for clinicians to use in practice
Apply and integrate a variety of counseling techniques to assist clients with exploring and processing their co-occurring substance use disorders and eating disorders
Incorporate interventions into clients’ treatment plans aimed to increase self-awareness and insight into the function of their eating disorder and substance use symptoms and behaviors.
Increase knowledge of case conceptualizations of clients with co-occurring eating disorders and substance use disorders
Amaris Roye is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and is currently a Primary Therapist at Alsana: An Eating Recovery Community in Birmingham, Alabama. Amaris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lee University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Prior to working at Alsana, Amaris was a therapist at a substance use disorder treatment facility and facilitated specialty grief groups while meeting with clients with eating disorders adjunctively. At Alsana, Amaris has facilitated Addictions groups with clients with co-occurring eating disorders and substance use disorders. Amaris has presented on the topic of treating eating disorder and substance use disorders concurrently. Amaris also is trained in EMDR and often utilizes this modality to address underlying contributors to symptoms of eating disorders and substance use disorders
Alexandra Baugh earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Auburn, and a certificate for family, marriage, and couple counseling, also from UAB. She is currently a primary therapist at Alsana: An Eating Recovery Community. She’s held the roles of direct care staff, discharge coordinator, alumni relations, utilization review, and addictions therapist. Previously, she worked in substance use treatment with men and women in the RTC, PHP, IOP, and OP levels of care. Alexandra is EMDR trained, has animal-assisted therapy experience, and is a member of IAEDP, the Alabama Counseling Association, and the American Counseling Association.
Continuing Education Credit:
October Road, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Approval # 6469
Application has been made and pending approval by the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board for up to 5 Substance Abuse Specific hours. Approval #
Application has been made and pending approval by LPCA-GA
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All programs are held in the October Road, Inc. Training Room. October Road is located Take 240 west to exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove). Exit left to end of road and turn left. Travel to light and turn left. Pass Applebee's on right and turn into parking lot between Applebee's & Olive Garden. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see large white concrete building on left. If you are coming from 240 east at exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove) travel to light and turn right. Olive Garden and Applebee's will be on your immediate left. Turn left into parking lot between the two restaurants. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see a large white concrete building on left.
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