Life with an eating disorder often becomes very small. With a values-based approach, clients can expand their focus to create a rich and meaningful life on their own terms, and learn how to make room for the uncomfortable feelings that will show up along the way.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic treatment approach of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
  2. Guide clients through a values clarification activity to begin identifying “what matters to me outside of my ED?”
  3. Use the Act Matrix with clients to explore values, behaviors, and how avoidance of discomfort impacts moving towards values.

Speaker: Valerie Martin, LMSW