The goal of the presentation is to inform treatment professionals of the common temperament traits of individuals with Eating Disorders. This knowledge may then allow for a developmental process of psychotherapeutic interventions that can facilitate a decrease in fear and shame, as well as eliminate many unnecessary conflicts that are common in treatment between a patient and their family. When each treatment participant has a support system that understands their temperament and personality, is educated well and effectively trained, their confidence for success improves significantly.
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the common temperament profiles for eating disorders
- Apply individual results of these exams in the education and counseling of individuals and family members
- Develop a treatment plan strategically adapted for appropriate therapeutic interventions and applicable CBT/DBT skills training
Be a part of the evolution in understanding and treating Eating Disorders by attending the Southeast Eating Disorder Conference. In addition to Buck Runyan, you will hear from other current experts in eating disorders, including those with interests in the fields of Western, complementary and alternative medicines, broadening your view about working with Eating Disorders. Professionals can earn continuing education credits when they attend.
More about Buck Runyon
James “Buck” Runyan, has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders. Buck currently is the Clinical Director for The Meadows Ranch eating disorders In-patients and Residential Life programs in Wickenburg, Arizona. His prior roles have included supporting eating disorder treatment programs as a Program Director, Chief Operations Officer and Clinical Director. For a number of years, Buck had a private practice in Redlands, CA providing family and individual therapy for a broad range of mental health issues including marital and family relationships, mood disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, and bariatric surgery. Buck has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Board of Directors since 2010. He is the current past-President of the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of iaedp™. Buck remains an active member of the iaedp Certification Committee. He was the founding chapter president for the first of iaedp’s™ regional chapters in 2004 and has been involved with the development of multiple regional US chapters. His credentials include those as a California Marriage and Family Therapist, an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, and an IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Fellow of iaedp. Buck’s completed a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology California Baptist University.