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Whether you are just starting out in the field of eating disorders or a seasoned, wise clinician, everyone needs support, guidance and advice once in awhile. Welcome to dietitian seasonings and therapist reasonings, hosted by therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, eating disorders specialists supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. This podcast is intended to support, educate, and validate clinicians in the eating disorders field; emphasizing the team approach as best practi ...
 
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Meredith and Jill review how to treat clients that struggle with Orthorexia vs traditional "anorexia." Often these clients are more concerned about the health aspects of food (causing a low intake of food and reduction in body weight) and their body composition (fat vs muscle) and may be less concerned about how much they weigh. What does the p ...…
 
Meredith and Jill review various concepts of starting and running groups. Groups in the eating disorders field are typically support groups, process groups or educational groups. Groups can be all three concepts as well. Reviewing how groups are formed, expectations, benefits, and difficulties are all reviewed. Groups are a powerful way to prov ...…
 
Meredith and Jill spend a little time expressing gratitude for the comments, support and reaching distances far, far away! Thank you for listening! Thank you for your support! Also Meredith and Jill will be in Denver Colorado for Eating Recovery Centers Annual Conference. We hope to see you there!By A Collaborative Approach.
 
Meredith and Jill tackle the importance of the initial assessment or intake with a client. Properly conceptualizing your client is vital for treatment planning, providing evidenced based care and building your confidence as a clinician. Meredith and Jill discuss what case conceptualizing your client will typically look like as a therapist and a ...…
 
Meredith and Jill discuss when treating clients with eating disorders it is easy to start colluding with the eating disorder. Through compassion we are able to connect with a client and express concern but we have to make sure that we are still able to "push" or "hold accountable" the client during the eating disorder process. How do we not "al ...…
 
Meredith and Jill discuss the supervision process for the certified eating disorders specialist designation (CEDS or CEDRD). Meredith describes supervision for the therapist which is required for one to obtain a LPC or LCSW. Jill discusses how the supervision process is new and unfamiliar for a dietitian as they are not required to go through s ...…
 
What do jumbo shrimp and intuitive eating meal plans have in common? They are both oxymorons! Jill reviews the basic function of meal plans in the eating recovery process and discusses when intuitive eating concepts are appropriate. Most clients need solid structure (meal plans) when they discharge from a higher level of care, usually for 6 mon ...…
 
Choosing to work in the eating disorders field, you are choosing to work with often complex clients with various struggles outside of just an eating disorder. When is the best time to narrow down who you decide to see in either your private practice or even perhaps in a higher level of care? If you are new to the field and become narrow to quic ...…
 
Meredith and Jill tackle a difficult subject of bariatric surgery with eating disorders, disordered eating and weight concerns. Do you take on a client in your office if you are a health at every size/intuitive eating dietitian or therapist when the client tells you they need help preparing to have bariatric or weight loss surgery? If you have ...…
 
In this Episode Jill and Meredith discuss working with clients that are Vegan or Vegetarian during the ED recovery process. Jill reviews the basics of what is vegetarianism vs being being "vegan." Meredith reviews the role of the therapist in helping clients decipher their intent and motivation and how their decision affects their relationship ...…
 
Meredith and Jill touch on a difficult topic of knowing when a clinician (either dietitian or therapist) who has recovered or is in recovery with an eating disorder is ready to be in the field. Many who have developed an eating disorder (it is estimated that 50% of nutrition major have or are currently struggle with eating issues) want to work ...…
 
Meredith and Jill discuss dealing with dieting parents, spouses, siblings, etc. when treating a client with an eating disorder. Often an adolescent or client with an eating disorder's biggest support system is their parent, sibling or spouse. What if their biggest support system is also dieting? How do you get a sport system on the same page? D ...…
 
Meredith and Jill delve into the various aspects of resistance when working with client 'struggling' with eating disorders. Jill discusses methods she has learned through motivational interviewing skills and Meredith enlightens Jill that therapists actually do not have the easiest job in the world and are "taught to expect resistance" in their ...…
 
Jill does all the talking in this podcast! Meredith does all the listening! Dietitians play a vital role in helping a client reengage with their own biology. Meal planning is a huge vehicle a dietitian uses to support a client on their journey back towards normalized eating. Jill discusses the various types of meal planning methods to help new ...…
 
Meredith and Jill explore the difficult subject of terminating a client. Jill and Meredith discuss how they have handled terminating a client in the earlier parts of their career and how they handle making the decision to continue working with a client (or not) now that they are more seasoned "wise" clinicians. What if a client needs a higher l ...…
 
In this episode Meredith and Jill discuss the similarities and differences of those clients with Anorexia Nervosa and OCD. Why? Because clients can sometimes present with both mental illnesses. Review episode 8 again if you do not understand the diagnostic criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. Meredith discusses what you typically see in the diagnosis ...…
 
Often the diagnosing process of eating disorders can feel like clients are being labeled or judged. Meredith and Jill discuss the importance of diagnosing a client, what criteria (basic) to look for specifically for those with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, other specified feeding and eating disorder (atypical anorexia nervosa for e ...…
 
Often the diagnosing process of eating disorders can feel like clients are being labeled or judged. Meredith and Jill discuss the importance of diagnosing a client, what criteria (basic) to look for specifically for those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Properly diagnosing a client allows the clinician to know ...…
 
In Episode 7, Meredith and Jill discuss how eating disorders affect intimacy. Intimacy may be in the form of physical or emotional intimacy. Intimacy can be defined as actual physical sex but also how one might be able to be vulnerable with someone or even open and honest in a therapist's session. Often in the dietitian's session intimacy may o ...…
 
Welcome to episode 6. In this podcast Meredith and Jill explore what to expect when working with a client with an eating disorder who also struggles with anxiety, depression or both. Meredith discusses basics of anxiety and depression, what to look for and general ways you might treat a client from a therapy perspective. Jill discusses what a d ...…
 
Welcome to episode 5. Jill and Meredith explore "being fired" from a client. We discuss the natural reactions and experiences a clinician might feel with good ol' validation. We also explore the "signs" you might receive from a client that is about to escort you to the firing range. Do you offer a "closure session?" What if you have just starte ...…
 
In this episode, Jill and Meredith dive deep into body image and even divide into three different parts. They both discuss body image when working with clients, their own body image, and what the treatment provider roles are and how to address them. Meredith and Jill both go into the attitudes and emotions around body image; when to address bod ...…
 
In this episode, Meredith and Jill talk about their second half of the Ten Commandments for Collaboration. They continue to go into what each commandment means, , how to apply, and how to avoid "disobeying" each commandment. If you missed the first half of the Ten Commandments of Collaboration Meredith and Jill talked about those in Episode 2. ...…
 
In this episode, Meredith and Jill talk about their first five commandments of collaboration. If you are thinking about implementing a more collaborative approach in your practice, this is a great episode to listen to. They talk about five different "commandments" that they live by in their private practices in order to maintain a healthy relat ...…
 
“Team communication and collaboration are essential to prevent confusion and misunderstandings and to reinforce a unified message (Alexander & Treasure, 2012, p.146)." In episode 1, therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi dive into their take on a collaborative approach and why it is important to promote a unified message. They talk ...…
 
In this episode (episode 0), we introduce therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, certified eating disorders specialist supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. Meredith and Jill share their story of when they first met and began collaborating together in the field of eating disorders. Meredith introduces Jill and Jill introduces ...…
 
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