Serving as a guide for human behavior, values are individual beliefs that motivate people to act one way or another. Values allow us to create meaning and purpose in our lives. All too often, our true values are overtaken by conditions causing us to move in another direction – body image distress, food fears and social anxieties.
This webinar will explore methods to identify and define our values and how they relate to treatment and recovery. Differentiating between our personal values and the values of the eating disorder will be examined. Utilizing values as motivators for recovery, this webinar will also focus on how to live closer in alignment with our true values.
About the Presenters:
Gaby DeParis, MS, LAPC, NCC,is a Primary Therapist and Alumni Representative at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She is a graduate of Providence College, where she received Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre and Psychology in 2018, and Georgia State University, where she received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2022. Gaby enjoys incorporating values work when treating individuals recovering from eating disorders, as well as exploring the impact of media and culture on body image. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Raven Scott, APC, MS, NCC, is the Team Lead at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She is a two-time graduate of Jacksonville State University – receiving a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2020. Raven is currently a 2nd year Ph.D. student pursuing a degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Mercer University. She has a background in substance abuse, eating disorders and treating individuals with mental health comorbidities. Raven is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).