K-16 President's Counselor Conference
Eating Disorders: When and How to Intervene in a School Settingby Michael E. Berrett
This session is designed for school counselors and other professional educators or clinicians who work within the school system. This workshop will help to increase understanding of eating disorders, present simple tools for assessment, and then primarily focus on how to intervene as a school counselor. Guidelines will be given on how to engage students and their families, key issues to address in counseling, and how to create structures which empower self care, treatment, and eventual recovery. A realistic role for the school counselor will be presented for discussion.
Dr. Berrett is President and CEO, Executive Director, and Co-Founder of Center for Change. He has been on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). He is the co-author of several books including APA book "Spirituality and the Treatment of Women With Eating Disorders," and "Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing." He has also co-authored several professional journal articles on eating disorders and other topics. He has presented nationally at many conferences including NATSAP, IECA, and IAEDP. Dr. Berrett received his PhD in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University in 1986.