The Institute for Clinical Social Work


ICSW Student Marissa Sappho Presents at Annual Renfrew Center Conference


ICSW Fourth-Year Student Marissa Sappho, LCSW, presented a paper at the 23rd Annual Renfrew Center Conference in Philadelphia on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Her presentation with colleague Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, was titled Treatment in Fluidity: A Relational Approach to the Choice and Timing of Therapeutic Interventions for Binge Eating Disorder Patients.

The selection and timing of different therapeutic interventions presents an ongoing challenge for even the most experienced clinicians dealing with the complexity of eating disorders. The cycle of rupture and repair which occurs in the patients internal life is often mirrored in the therapeutic dyad, and unanalyzed enactments contribute to stalls in treatment. Using a relational theory model, this presentation will provide an integrative team approach to working with patients with binge-eating disorder, offering a didactic experience to creatively address the complications which can arise during the course of treating those with BED.

An audio CD of the presentation is available for purchase on the Renfrew center conference website.

Marissa will be teaching a four session mini-course webinar for The Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia. Contact her directly if you are interested in learning more.