Virtual Conference Presenter – Rebecca Brumm, MA, LPC, CEDS

Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference IV:

Eating Disorders, Addiction & Co-Occurring Issues

EDH Virtual Conf IV


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Rebecca Brumm, MA, LPC, CEDS – Director of Operations Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Rebecca Brumm, MA, LPC, CEDS serves as the Director of Operations for Laureate Eating Disorders Program. Rebecca has a Masters in professional counseling from Central Michigan University. Though she has helped clients through a variety of challenges in her practice as a therapist since 2005, she specializes in helping people work on improving their body image and overcoming eating disorders.

Her expertise in this area comes from a variety of perspectives: she is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, a Health At Every Size (HAES) practitioner, and has served as a national health presenter for Cigna Health. Additionally, Rebecca earned the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) credential. This credential is a designation from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) Foundation.

It requires a rigorous set of criteria for the evaluation of education, training, knowledge, and experience in treating eating disorders. Rebecca was the second in the state of Michigan to achieve this specialized certification that allows her to offer clients the assurance and confidence that the highest standards of care will be provided throughout all stages of treatment.

Rebecca has worked with one of the nation’s leading Psychophysiological Disorder expert, Dr. Howard Schubiner, to understand chronic pain and make this treatment available at in Mid-Michigan. She feels psychological interventions for pain reflect how important it is to incorporate treatment for the mind and body for total wellness.

For over a decade, she has experienced how a strained relationship with the body can negatively affect the quality of life. Rebecca is passionate about helping people develop self- compassion, connection, and acceptance. She believes learning to nurture a healthy relationship with one’s body can be transformative in someone’s overall quality of life. Rebecca lives with her spouse, two sons, and dog.


“Emotional Avoidance: The Importance of Learning to Approach Feelings”

Description: This presentation will provide an understanding of how emotions are experienced in the mind and body. It also addresses how emotional avoidance negatively impacts health. Participants will gain insight into managing painful emotions and how this is different than managing physical pain. Methods to assist in identifying emotional avoidance will be covered. Tools for identifying, tolerating and welcoming emotions will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How emotions are experienced in the brain and body.
  2. How emotional avoidance impacts wellness and maintains disorders.
  3. Insight into the purpose of pain and how this causes challenges in managing emotions.
  4. An explanation of why emotional pain needs a different approach than physical pain.
  5. Methods for helping patients recognize their emotional avoidance.
  6. Tools for assisting patients in tolerating and welcoming various emotional states.

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Ekern Enterprises, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6890.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Ekern Enterprises, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

One CE was available for qualified attendees who were present for the entire 1-hour online presentation and completed the required survey afterward.