August 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Eating Disorder Foundation
1901 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Sabrina Scanga


Inspired by Emotion-Focused Family Therapy – and with a dose of humor – this workshop will introduce practical skills to support your child’s recovery from an eating disorder. Parents and caregivers will be taught specific techniques to increase cooperation around meal times as well as to respond to strong emotional reactions, including expressions of anger, hopelessness, even silence. Not sure how to respond to “I won’t eat that” “I don’t want help” & “I feel fat” in a way that is loving and productive? We’ll cover that too. Finally, participants will be supported to identify and work through caregiving and co-parenting challenges most often encountered along the road to recovery. This workshop is best suited to parents, stepparents, grandparents and alternate caregivers of a loved one with an eating disorder, regardless of their age, involvement in treatment or motivation to recover.


Workshop Timeline:

8:30 am-9:00 am Coffee

9:00 am- 12:00 pm Workshop

12:00 pm- 1:00pm Lunch Break

*Lunch will be provided

1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Workshop

 Register by calling 303-322-3323.


The Eating Disorder Foundation (EDF) is proud to introduce Adele Lafrance, PhD, C.Psych a Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor in Psychology and parent advocate from Canada. Adele developed Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) for eating disorders and dedicates her career to the promotion of family-focused clinical care for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental health issues. Dr. Lafrance has published extensively in the field of clinical psychology and currently supports the research base for EFFT across the lifespan. She is a consultant and trainer for individual clinicians and organizations worldwide.

FREE Video from Adele: http://www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca/ed-parent-webinar