Sydney: Perspective from a Client and Therapist on the Lived Experience of an Eating Disorder

Posted by the Alumni team on 1 September 2016

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ACAP provide continuing education sessions for graduates of ACAP courses.

To acknowledge Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week we are delighted to announce that Jaimie Campbell and Gaye Stockell will be presenting on;

Perspective from a Client and Therapist on the
Lived Experience of an Eating Disorder

Date:               Wednesday 7th September
Times:               5.30pm to 6.00pm Registration, Refreshments and Networking
                           6.00pm to 7.30pm Presentation                       
Location:         Level 5 Lecture Room 1, 11 York Street, Sydney
Cost:                  Covered by ACAP
Booking Fee:   $20 refundable, conditions apply*
Registrations:  Please see below

Gaye Stockell, M.A., started her exploration of narrative ideas and practices 20 years ago in Sydney, whilst working in community mental health services. Working in partnership, she introduced narrative conversations to people experiencing severe mental illness concerns and as a new approach to therapeutic group work.

In her independent practice as a registered psychologist, Gaye continued to explore narrative practices through her conversations with families, couples and individuals as well with the counselors, psychologists and social workers she meets in consultations. Her consultation/supervision work has been in the areas of sexual assault, mental health, eating disorders, drug and alcohol, adolescence and services for people who are homeless.

Jaimie Campbell is using her lived experience with Anorexia to bring about awareness and a deeper understanding of such a misunderstood illness. What began as an alternative journal, Jaimie documented her experience in a series of photographs and words that depict what it's like to live with an eating disorder - the treatment - the contradictions and the torment. Last year, Jaimie was asked to shwocase her work in an art exhibition where she won The People's Choice Award. She has since gone on to present her work to health professionals, academics and recently showcased her work at The Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorder and Obesity Conference.

During this session Gaye & Jaimie will cover

  • the slideshow presentation of Jaimie's photography
  • discussion between Gaye and Jaimie in relation to their work together as therapist and client
  • discussion on separating the illness from the self and how this have been of assistance
  • discussion between Gaye and Jaimie in relation to the different concepts they've worked on together and how these have been helpful through the transiting stages of Jaimie's illness
  • a discussion introducing the experience of trauma as a back-story to the arrival of protecting the eating disorder.
  • open discussion and questions

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 1.5 CPE hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the ONLINE FORM. Registrations will be via Eventbrite and you will receive an email confirming your registration.

*This $20 booking fee will be refunded to those who attend the session or cancel 24 hours before the event. 

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the session.