Online Conference Presenter – Margaret Nagib, Psy.D.

“Virtual Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery”

This conference was created in honor of our wonderful Founding Members of Eating Disorder Hope.  Our Members are invited to attend all Eating Disorder Hope Conferences, Events and Support Groups at no charge.

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“Not Beyond Hope: Harnessing the Psychological Power of Hope for Recovery and Beyond”


The field of Positive psychology has shown hope to be a critical key to recovery. Research has shown that hope is key to individuals achieving and maintaining health, wellness, and a meaningful existence.

The latest in hope research will be discussed and a new paradigm for psychotherapeutic intervention is proposed by Dr. Nagib that focuses on teaching how to hope instead of how to cope (the primary goal of more traditional psychotherapy).

This new paradigm is future focused with a heavy emphasis on identifying and realizing each person’s God-given destiny and dreams for the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to articulate the most relevant findings from the field of Positive psychology regarding the psychological and spiritual concept of hope and how to apply to self and/or work with clients.
  2. Participants will be able to identify and utilize new strategies to help themselves or clients with the psychological problems and loss of well-being that can arise from loss of hope.
  3. Participants will be able to identify and utilize strategies to build skills that will allow their clients to identify and fulfill life dreams.

Margaret NagibMargaret Nagib, Psy.D. – Faculty Lead, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute (CDI)

Dr. Nagib is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For over 15 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy. Formerly as Spirituality Clinical Director at Timberline Knolls, Dr. Nagib created and launched the Christian Treatment path and oversaw the general spirituality program with the goal to restore each resident to wholeness through a deeper relationship with God, helping each one to find her voice, purpose, and passion.

Dr. Nagib earned her undergraduate degree from Pace University in New York and her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, where she also served as an adjunct graduate psychology professor. She held a similar role at Simpson University in California. She also attended two years at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

Dr. Nagib is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, The American Psychological Association, and is the Director of Professional Counselors for the International Bethel Sozo Organization.

Strengthening the Spirit and Restoring the Soul:

Identifying, Understanding and Healing the Blocks with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Many treatment providers claim to address the individual’s treatment needs-body, soul and spirit. But what does this really mean and how do we as treatment providers do this? In this paper, we discuss the importance of the tripartite nature of man and how this nature corresponds with the triune God. We will present the importance of the much-neglected spirit in current healing work. Additionally, we will introduce Sozo, a practical inner healing tool used to identify the blocks that keep individuals from fully interacting with the Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

This tool assists the clinician’s work to restore the individual’s intimacy with God, utilizing the core Christian value of forgiveness. Sozo, with the guidance of the clinician and through the power of the Holy Spirit, identifies and breaks off the lies that block an individual in their relationship with God and releases the truth of identity, who God is, and the freedom He has for each individual.


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