Ann Kerr, Psychotherapist at The Clinic On Dupont
The new and the old in the treatment of eating disorders
February 24, 2011
Ann Kerr has worked in all settings in the treatment of eating disorders; anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Much has changed over the last 30years, and some things have not changed at all. Ann will highlight the advances in our understanding of eating disorders, and share her experience in working with families, parents and those directly affected.
Ann brings a holistic perspective to her work on Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Disordered Eating and Body Image Concerns through her training as an occupational therapist. Occupational therapy focuses on helping people find significant meaning in their lives by exploring and adapting their environments to accommodate their strengths, weaknesses, and values. Different theoretical models support this kind of exploration: behavioural, systemic, cognitive-behavioural, empowerment, feminist and relational, stages of change, and interpersonal. She has had extensive training in these models through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Ann is the previous program director for Sheen’s Place in Toronto.