The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment -  empowering women to change their lives.

Professional Webinar: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Use of Mirror Neurons and Kinesthetic Empathy to Enhance Connection with ED Clients

March 15, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall:
The Use of Mirror Neurons and Kinesthetic Empathy
to Enhance Connection with ED Clients

Presented by
Concetta Troskie, RDT, R-DMT, LPC-Intern 
Primary Therapist, Dance/Movement Therapist and Drama Therapist
The Renfrew Center of Dallas

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

As obsessed as eating disorder clients are with their bodies, they have cut themselves off from the emotions and experiences stored in their bodies. This presentation will allow participants to process and experience concepts developed from dance movement therapy to understand the clinical benefits of utilizing empathy as a pathway for connection to one’s physical sensations. How to challenge clients’ fears of being “seen” and their tendency to isolate will be explored. Clinicians will learn to identify their own kinesthetic countertransference with their clients and how to use empathy to effectively reduce shame. 


About the Presenter

Concetta Troskie, RDT, R-DMT, LPC-Intern is a Primary Therapist, Dance/Movement Therapist and Drama Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Dallas where she runs the weekly Emotional Eating outpatient group. Ms. Troskie was the recipient of the American Dance Therapy Association’s 2016 Exceptional Service Award. She has presented at The Pituitary Association Conference at Ohio State University, for the Dallas Spiritual Care Network and for Millwood Hospital in Arlington, TX.