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Eating Disorder Study Group 2024-2025

8 Fridays - October 4, 2024-May 2, 2025

10/4/24, 11/1/24, 12/6/24, 1/3/25, 2/7/25, 3/7/25, 4/4/25 and 5/2/25

Live Interactive Webinar via Zoom

System Requirements: To attend this training, one must have access to a computer, internet and Zoom. It is vital that a computer be utilized for this training, instead of a mobile device or Ipad.

Course Description

In this, 8 week course on eating disorders, the participants will study the limitations of current evidence-based practices in contrast to relational psychodynamic theories. The course will incorporate the effects of American culture, media, social media along with weight bias and diet fads on individuals with eating disorders, disordered eating and those with sub clinical eating issues. The instructors will address issues of working with the transference and countertransference that are unique to work with eating issues. During the duration of the course, the instructors will focus on theme of embodiment and shame. Furthermore, the course will examine the relationship between trauma and dissociation and eating disorders as well as somatic experience in the treatment of eating disorders. The concepts of desire and longing will be explored as they relate to gender, culture and the development and understanding of eating problems.

Instructor: Paige Oszmanski, LCSW

I have been practicing psychotherapy for 33 years, completing my MSW from NYU in 1991. I completed a post-graduate psychoanalytic psychotherapy program in working with children and adolescents in 2001 and completed psychoanalytic training at CPPNJ in 2021. I have been an active faculty member since that time. I am the Associate Director of the Training at CPPNJ and the Chair of the Course Planning Committee and have taught three writing classes that use writing as a tool to deepen understanding of clinical process to psychoanalytic Canddates. I have also began to run a study group for and with analysts as well as psychodynamic and analytic oriented therapists in the past year. Throughout my career I have given clinical presentations as well as workshops on a variety of topics.


The participants will articulate how contemporary American culture contributes to the development of eating disorders.

The participants will be able to incorporate somatic experience into their treatment of patient with eating disorders.

The participants will identify the role of dissociation and trauma in the treatment of patients with eating disorders. The participants will articulate the concept of Embodiment and the role it plays in the treatment of eating disorders.

The participants will articulate how shame is at the core of patients with eating disorders and the importance of addressing it in treatment. 

Target Audience:  Suitable for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Graduate Students, Marriage and Family Therapists.

Level of Sophistication: This is a beginning level continuing education program.

ADA accommodations available upon request: Requests required at least 14 days prior to course start.

Continuing Education: 

12 CEs for Counselors, Psychologists & Social Workers

For CounselorsCPPNJ has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education   Provider, ACEP No. 6863. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CPPNJ is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For Psychologists:  CPPNJ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPPNJ maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 


For NY Psychologists: Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0165. 

For NJ Social Workers:  An application has been made for consideration of 12 clinical continuing education credits for this course.

NY Social Workers: Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0757.

Course Fee: $100

Course Refund Policy: Up to one month before a course starts there will be a full course refund less a $50 administrative fee. Less than one month before a course starts there will be a $50 administrative fee and the payment will be applied to a future course. Once a class starts, there will be no refunds. Extraordinary circumstances will be reviewed on an individual basis.

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this CE event.

For more information or registration, please call 973-912-4432, visit us online at www.cppnj.org, contact us by email at [email protected] or at CPPNJ 235 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940