Join us for First Wednesdays at Oliver-Pyatt Centers! Director of Clinical Programming Jamie Morris, MS, LMHC, CEDS-S will present “Healing the Relationship with Mind, Body and Sport: Considerations in Working with Athletes” on Wednesday, September 6th.

Removal from sport, whether through injury or illness, influences sense of identity, self-esteem and body image. For the September edition of First Wednesdays at OPC, Jamie Morris will provide an overview of clinical considerations in treating athletes and their importance in delivering effective treatment with this subpopulation. Proper assessment of a client’s relationship with exercise and sport will be reviewed, with a focus on how to evaluate the factors specific to sport and athlete identity that have contributed to and maintained eating disorder symptoms. Special focus will be placed on work with collegiate-level athletes.

Through this presentation, participants will be able to define two factors that increase vulnerability for development of eating disorders in athletes. Participants will be able to describe how removal from sport through injury or illness influences self-identity, self-esteem and body image. Lastly, participants will be able to list at least three weight pressures that exist in the athletic environment and list at least two treatment considerations that are specific to athletes.

Registration, lunch and mingling will begin at 12 pm and the presentation will be from 12:30-1:30pm. 1 CE hour will be offered for:Ph.D., Psy.D., LMFT, LMHC, LCSW, LPCC, and RD. If you would like to join OPC’s First Wednesdays on September 6th, please RSVP to Jennifer Carlo at or RSVP here by Tuesday, September 5th.

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Oliver-Pyatt Centers is grounded in mindfulness and the belief that each person has the capacity for a mindful relationship with food and their body. Present in every aspect of our program, this philosophy encompasses nutrition and eating, as well as movement, with an emphasis on becoming free from negative habits, behaviors and rigidity. We work from a place of empathy and wisdom, using a medically grounded, psychologically gentle approach.

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