"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
Workshops and Lectures
Full day workshops offer another dimension for personal growth and provides an opportunity for a unique interactive group learning experience. Workshops and retreats on mindful eating, body image, and overall self-care are offered seasonally in the Spring and Fall.
Lectures and presentations on a diversity of mental health-related issues are available to professional groups, community agencies, college students and those seeking in-service training. Social workers seeking continuing education units (CEUs) can choose half-day or full-day workshops that meet state licensing requirements.
In the future, I will also provide training for professionals in leading an eight-week group model for binge eating disorder. This innovative model, which incorporates mindfulness principles and skills, is discussed in an article I authored and published in Clinical Social Work Journal (Starkman, 2016). Click here for a preview of the article published by Springer Press.
Understanding and Treating Binge Eating Disorder in Adolescence: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective
Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders
Focusing On Body and Self:
Understanding the Complex World
of Eating Disorders in Psychotherapy
Sizing it Up: Your Child, Food and the Family
Understanding and Treating Binge Eating Disorder in Women
Walden Behavioral Care Annual Conference on Eating Disorders: Integrating Research and Clinical Practice - Haddam, CT - October 2016
Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT - March 2015
Guilford Youth & Family Services - Guilford, CT
National Association of Social Workers – CT Chapter
5 CEUs for Social Workers
Westport Department of Health, Westport, CT
Connecticut Society for Clinical Social Work - 2 CEUs
All day retreats on mindful eating and skills for self-care are offered several times a year in the Connecticut area and have included:
Self Care for Body and Soul: A Woman’s Mindfulness Retreat
A Fall Women’s Retreat: Nourishing Mind & Body
Self Care for Body Image: Mind, Body & Self in Connection