Healing the Unaffirmed: Clinical Considerations for Treatment of Emotional Deprivation Disorder

10 Feb 2023 9:11 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

Presented by: Sue Baars, PhD

When: Friday, March 24th, 2023: 10:00am - 12:30pm Central 

  • 10:00 - 10:05am - Introduction 
  • 10:05am - 12:25pm - Lecture and Q&A 
  • 12:25 - 12:30pm - Closing 

What: Healing the Unaffirmed: Clinical Consideration for Treatment of Emotional Deprivation Disorder. 

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Cost: Clinical and Academic Members: $50, Student and Affiliate Members: $25, Non-Members: $184. CE Credits available for additional Purchase

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This presentation will provide an introduction to Emotional Deprivation Disorder (EDD) developed by Dr Anna Terruwe and Dr Conrad Baars, psychiatrists who integrated the anthropology of Thomas Aquinas with modern psychology. The presenter will define and discuss this disorder and explain its presentation and how it affects the individual. Along with a description of affirming approaches that foster a sense of identity, self -acceptance, self -worth and emotional development, this presentation will provide those who are new to this content insights in helping others to accept their emotional life and the capacity to be moved affectively by others.

Category of Education

  • D1.1 Assessment/ Evaluation, Intervention

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe symptoms of emotional deprivation disorder in adults.
  • Participants will be able to explain factors in the treatment of persons with Emotional Deprivation

Target Audience
Students, psychologists, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

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Dr. Sue Baars has worked extensively in the field of counseling since 1986 in both hospital and outpatient settings. She provides individual, marriage and family therapy in Irving, Texas, where she is privileged to collaborate with a team of Catholic therapists and psychiatric nurse practitioners at In His Image Counseling Center. Sue bases her treatment of emotional & spiritual problems on the integration of the Christian anthropology of St. Thomas Aquinas with modern psychological discoveries. She has presented at Catholic conferences around the country and has been a guest on EWTN’s Women of Grace. She often presents the work of her late father, psychiatrist and author Conrad Baars, a pioneer in the field of Catholic psychology. Sue cites the cultural erosion of the family as the root of the lack of affirmation from which many people in our time suffer.

Sue’s lectures include a series of talks given to priests: The Abode of Love: Developing the Heart. She and a colleague edited a collection of her father’s articles and monographs related to the priesthood entitled, “I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and the Renewal of the Church.” Sue was on the faculty of the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) from 2008 to 2015, where she taught diocesan seminarians. Sue has also written several book chapters on priestly formation. At present, she is working on developing a curriculum to train therapists in the Baars/Terruwe Model of psychotherapy. Sue is a Past President of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and holds a doctorate in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University.

Information about Affirmation therapy and the Baars/Terruwe Model of psychotherapy may be found at www.BaarsInstitute.com.

Cancelation Policy

Refunds will not be offered for this event, however every registrant will receive a copy of the recorded presentation and the opportunity to complete the home study and receive any CE credits offered at a later date. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mary Hanys at mhanys@catholicpsychotherapy.org for more details. 

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 

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