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The Umbrella of Addiction…How to Treat Co-occurring Addictions When One is Food

12:30-1:30pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Presented by Tennie McCarty, LCDC, ADC III, CEDC
Hosted by Sage Recovery & Wellness Center
Free | Lunch Provided | Lunch Served 12-12:30

We will discuss the identification of a food addiction/eating disorder and how to parallel treatment for clients with substance abuse and food issues. 
Learning Outcomes

Meet our presenter,
Tennie McCarty, LCDC, ADC III, CEDC

Tennie is the founder and co-owner of Shades of Hope Treatment Center and currently serves as CEO. Entering the field of addiction treatment over 30 years ago, Tennie has dedicated her life to helping those with food and co-occurring addictions and the families thereof. In 1987, Tennie founded Shades of Hope with a dream of providing a safe, nurturing environment that worked with eating disorders as an addiction. Featured on Addicted to Food on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Ruby on the Style Network, and numerous times on the Dr. Oz show, Tennie has blazed the trail in treating food and all eating disorders as an addiction long before it was the popular thing to do. Tennie blends her professional knowledge, personal story of recovery, and the perspective of an addict’s parent in an engaging, no-nonsense approach that has led to her international acclaim on the treatment of food as addiction and co-occurring addictions. Her recently published book: “Shades of Hope…A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living” is one of Amazon’s top selling self-help books in 2012. Please visit her website for more information.


And a special thanks to our lunch sponsor….

Shades of Hope is a residential and extended care all-addictions treatment center specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, food addiction, binge eating and compulsive overeating, as well as co-occurring addictions, such as alcohol and drug addiction. Using the time tested 12-step program, a full staff of medical and clinical professionals is dedicated to helping clients break the cycle of addiction and disordered eating, retain positive changes and live the healthy, successful lives they deserve. Learn more about Shades of Hope:


Clinical and Coaching Perspectives on Emotional Resilience: A Case Study

1:45-2:45pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Presented by Dr. Keith Kesler, D.O. & Sarah Brisiel, B.A., Integrative Wellness Coach
Hosted by Sage Recovery & Wellness Center

Presenters will outline and define emotional resilience. Through analysis of several cases, presenters will:

1. Highlight the importance of cultivating emotional resilience both personally and professionally,
2. Identify areas where a lack of emotional resilience can cause problems or prevent effective treatment,
3. Provide strategies to both develop and maintain emotional resilience in the workplace. 

Learning Outcomes

Meet our presenters,

Dr. Keith Kesler, D.O.

Dr. Keith Kesler is a Board Certified psychiatrist with over 35 years of clinical experience in psychiatry and emergency medicine. Additionally, he is an active psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and coach. His experience enables him to be equally comfortable utilizing scientifically supported methods as well as robust and creative techniques in his approach. The flexibility (as opposed to the standard “cookie cutter” fare) enables him to help ALL his clients become more aware of their strengths and blockers to improve their professional performance and overall quality of life. Please visit his website for more information.



Sarah Brisiel, B.A., Integrative Wellness Coach

Sarah Brisiel is an Integrative Wellness Coach, Communication Coach, and HR Consultant. She has over 15 years of Management and HR experience, and is based in Austin, TX.  She uses time-tested, data driven methods, as well as a firm foundation in organizational psychology to teach communication and conflict management skills. Her experience enables her to teach clients how to better understand each other (and themselves) in order to become more effective and productive. Please visit Clinician2Coach’s website for more information.