#ENDED Twitter Chat with Dr. Deah

Help us ring in a body positive summer by participating in our #EndED twitter chat on Wednesday, June 27th 2012. I’m honored that Dr. Deah will be joining us to talk about body image, self/size acceptance and Expressive Arts Therapies.

Dr. Deah Schwartz has more than 30 years of experience using therapeutic expressive arts in psychiatric hospitals, residential and day treatment programs with clients struggling with Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction. Deah was also a professor at San Francisco State University for ten years and coordinated the Therapeutic Recreation Degree program.She is the author of the size acceptance syndicated blog, “Tasty Morsels”, co-author of Leftovers, DVD/Workbook Set, a multimodality resource for therapists and educators, and has a private practice.In all aspects of Dr. Deah’s work, she strives to provide assistance in preventing and treating eating disorders by switching from a weight based to health based paradigm, defining one’s own standard of beauty, challenging the discrimination that exists towards anyone that doesn’t fit the media’s expectation of perfection, and finding ways to make peace with one’s body. You can learn more about Dr. Deah by visiting her website or her Facebook page

These are the questions we’ll be discussing:

1. What does the term expressive therapy mean? What are some examples?

2.1 What are some of the benefits to incorporating expressive therapy into eating disorder treatment?

  2.2 Why are the Ex. Arts Therapies helpful for this population?

3. Often people feel vulnereable creating art, music, dance or other means of self-expression. What might help break through the intimidation?

4. In what ways can a RD use Ex. Arts Therapy Activities to achieve their treatment goals?

5. What is HAES? 

5.2 What are common misperceptions about a HAES approach?

6. Why is it important to emphasize HAES as a society and as a therapist? 

6.1 How can we stay HAES focused this summer? 

 If you’re new to Twitter, here’s a primer on how to participate. It’s simple, go to www.tweetchat.com and enter the keyword “#endED” and it will appear as if you’re in a chat room. Watch the tweets stream live and join in on the conversation. Be sure to follow @MarciRD and @Dr_Deah

We hope you can join us on the 27th at 8:30 EST. Feel free to RSVP on Facebook as well!