Educational Events

Over 10,000 professionals in our
community have attended a
training at Four Winds Saratoga.

Educational Events

"It’s About Life: A Coaching Skills Training for Working with Individuals in Eating Disorders Recovery"

Presented by Cindy J. Bitter, BCC, CLC, BSc, Board Certified Life Coach, HopeLines Coaching and Consulting Services, Fairport, NY

Two Days of Training:
Day One was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Day Two will be held on February 11, 2014

9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

This program is jointly sponsored by Albany Medical College and Four Winds Saratoga.
Held at Four Winds Saratoga - Mastrianni Hall

This program will help those who work with eating disorder patients understand and implement treatment-specific coaching skills in order help their clients better transition from inpatient care to everyday life. By combining coaching skills with tools that are specific to eating disorder patients, this two-part training series will help you better understand this powerful approach that can assist in a patient’s full recovery. The first day of training in November will be introductory and educational in approach and will combine lecture with worksheets and case studies. The second training event will be an advanced training session that will incorporate strategies for group coaching and case studies from attendees.

Learning Objectives:

After attending these programs, participants should:

  • Understand the basics of coaching (coach’s role, setting the stage, setting goals and creating actions plans) and how coaching is different from traditional therapy.
  • Understand the role of the coach as a member of an eating disorder treatment team.
  • Become familiar with the "coach’s toolbox" for eating disorder patients which includes Motivational Interviewing skills, Stages of Change, supportive guidance, and recovery strategies.
  • Become familiar with Parent Coaching in order to help parents understand the recovery process and effectively communicate without fear of enabling, triggering or relapse.
  • Understand the Eating Disorder Recovery Process and the key to successful transitioning and reduction of relapse.
  • Be able to implement coaching skills into their outpatient work with eating disorder patients.

Registration is required and seating is limited for these full-day programs. Tuition is $60, which includes the two days of training, program materials as well as breakfast and lunch.

Download registration form here and fax to 518-583-2265.

If you have questions or would like to register,
please call Timothy Czelusniak-Serviss at 518-581-5015, ext. 3115.



Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448

Reservation Information

Grand Rounds programs are held on the Four Winds Saratoga Campus in Mastrianni Hall and are open the public.  Unless otherwise noted, the educational events are free of charge and registration is not required.

For programs held in Mastrianni Hall every effort will be made to accommodate all guests in the main lecture room. In the event of overflow attendance, guests may be seated in an adjoining room equipped with a simultaneous remote broadcast.

If you are traveling from a distance, we encourage you to call 518-581-5015, ext. 3115, should inclement weather be predicted.

For persons requiring special services, please call prior to the program date so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Unless otherwise indicated, presentations will be in Mastrianni Hall at
Four Winds Saratoga,
30 Crescent Avenue,
Saratoga Springs, NY.