Encore of Winter PSCSW Educational Conference Eating Disorders Through An Embodied View: How Neurobiology and Self-Compassion Heal

Ann Saffi Biasetti PhD; LCSWR; CEDS; CIAYT

Eating Disorders Through An Embodied View: How Neurobiology and Self-Compassion Heal

When: Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Time: 9:00 am -1:00 pm

This program will provide 4 CEs.

(Registration at 8:30 am)
Zoom Workshop

** This an encore presentation of the recorded Educational Conference from January 22nd, 2022**

Workshop Summary
Embodiment means living our lives deeply connected to the internal experience of our bodies and self in the world. For our clients with eating disorders, this rich experience is lost, not just through self-harming behavior, but also through living in a culture that invites disconnection and disembodiment as the norm. As Clinicians, when we teach our clients about their neurobiology, along with what has pulled them out and away, we help them re-connect to their internal experience and empowerment, and we open a new, compassionate view of self and their body as they come to understand that their body was never the problem, rather the socio-cultural messages they received about it was. This psycho-educational approach teaches self-compassion from the inside out, opens up common humanity, reduces self-identification and shame, and offers our clients a new, embodied understanding of self and their behavior.

Invited Presenter
Ann Saffi Biasetti PhD; LCSWR; CEDS; CIAYT has been a practicing Psychotherapist for over 29 years. She specializes in somatic psychotherapy, and is a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS). She has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker.  She is a certified Mindfulness teacher, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is an author, speaker, and teacher of self-compassion and somatic interventions in eating disorder recovery as well as retreat leader teaching embodiment, women’s empowerment, and body image. She trains professionals in somatic interventions through PESI and in her Befriending Your Body (BFYB) certification program for eating disorder recovery. Her first book, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating, was released through Shambhala publications in August, 2018.

Detailed Schedule

8:30   AM  -    9:00 AM            Sign On, Test Sound, Settle In
9:00   AM  -   9:05 AM             Welcome and Introduction of Dr. Ann Saffi Biasetti
9:05   AM  -  10:30 AM            Disembodiment/Diet Culture/Embodiment- Bringing the Body Back
10:30 AM  - 10:45 AM             Question and Answer
10:45 AM  -  11:00 AM             Break
11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM            Neurobiological Understanding of Eating Disorders
11:45 AM  -  12:40 PM            How Self-Compassion Heals
12:40 PM  -   1:00 PM             Question and Answer



  1. Participants will understand the term embodiment and how our socio-cultural disembodiment and diet culture contributes to our clients’ cycles of failure
  2. Review the neurobiology of eating disorders and its connection to self-compassion
  3. Learn essential brain-based practices for embodied awareness
  4. Identify the three components of self-compassion and their application and importance to sustaining recovery


Registration Information

You may register for this conference by completing the registration form and mailing it with a check or credit card information to the PSCSW office; or you may register online with a credit card at www.pscsw.org.  All conference fees include a CE certificate.  If you need to cancel after you have registered, refunds (minus a $15 administrative fee) will be issued prior to the program date.

Continuing Education
FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for 3 CE credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 4 CE credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

 FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS:  This program is approved for clinical continuing education credits.  Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4).

 FOR DELAWARE SOCIAL WORKERS:  Presenter(s) have a minimum of 2 (two) years of practical application and/or research experience pertaining to the subject matter of this presentation.  Please consult section 7.2.5 of the rules of the Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners to determine if this course is in conformance with state regulations.

PSCSW is authorized to provide CE Credits to participants who attend programs in their entirety, in this case from 9:00 AM until 1:00PM.

Time will be strictly enforced.

  •  January 30, 2022
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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