Sam Lample Presents at the 45th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies

978200f0009e4de2ada8172dd480fdddThe 45th Annual Southwestern School (SWS) for Behavioral Health Studies conference will once again be held at Loews Ventana Canyon, August 18 – 22, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona.

This year’s theme is: Embracing Recovery and Wellness –Where Hope Stems from Within.

August 18, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies

7000 North Resort Drive

Tucson,AZ 85750

This interactive demonstration of action methods will allow attendees to witness, practice, and experience strength-based structures that capitalize on clients’ strengths to put recovery and wellness into action.

This is one of the many spectacular sessions offered at the 45th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies. A great way to get your continuing education in the splendor of the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.


Sam Lample will present on Trauma, Relational Intimacy and Eating Disorders: A New Look at an Old Problem at the 45th Annual Southwestern School (SWS) for Behavioral Health Studies conference. 

Session 1

The first session will offer an alternative definition of trauma before describing the five key elements of createdness that become wounded when traumatic events occur.  This will lead into a discussion of relational intimacy and its connection to eating disorders before the session ends.

Session 2

The second session will briefly summarize the previous session before spending the majority of the time exploring the intricacies between eating disorders and relational intimacy. Some time will also be dedicated to recognize the biological components of eating disorders by highlighting the role of the insula in body image distortion.


  1. Learners will be able to understand the predictable impact of trauma on one’s sense of self.
  2. Attendees will be able to explain how eating disorders create a false sense of relational intimacy.
  3. Participants will be quipped with effective therapeutic strategies to restore relational intimacy.



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