Sarah Torti, LPC-MHSP, NCC & Jamison Worley, MS, RDN, LDN, CSN

Presentation Title:

“Movement Matters: How to Resource the Athlete Through the Lens of the Therapist and Dietitian in the Outpatient Setting”

Presentation Overview:

There is a lot of fear and misinformation around movement and eating disorder treatment overall. Recent findings and tools have been developed to help inform dietitians and therapists on how to approach these cases in both higher levels of care and the outpatient setting. Overall, movement needs to be utilized as part of the treatment as opposed to only being seen as a compensatory behavior because all bodies are meant to move emotionally, physically and mentally. From the outpatient lens, it is important to understand how to screen these RED-S cases, assess the underlying driver(s) of why a client is underfed and overexerting in order to work collaboratively within a team and the athlete for sustainable recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to define athlete and goals of embodied movement in recovery
  2. Attendees will be familiar with the most updated RED-S screening prevention and treatment tools
  3. Attendees will be able to understand underlying factors for behaviors that drive RED-S using window of tolerance (attachment, defense cycle, sensory integration)
  4. Attendees will be provided with resources and assessment tools that can assist level of safety with the athlete in outpatient care

Speaker Biography:

Sarah Torti is a therapist in Franklin, TN. She received a BA in Family Studies, from Samford University & a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Montevallo. Prior to working in private practice, she worked on a team treating EDs at all levels of care. She started her practice in 2012 and works primarily with eating disorders and co-occuring disorders. She has a special interest in working with athletes and recovery issues that arise around relating to movement. She is trained in ACT, DBT, ERP, & SomEx, ERED tier 1, and is IFS informed.



Jamison Worley is a Registered Dietitian and native of Franklin, TN. She completed her nutrition and dietetics degree at the University of Tennessee and her masters and dietetic internship in nutrition at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Her nutrition philosophy resides in the fact that every body is different and has its own unique needs. Her love for nutrition began with fueling athletes. Since then, she has had vast experience working with athletes, eating disorders/disordered eating, pediatrics and community health through working in health and wellness facilities, a collegiate sports facility, residential treatment, and clinical, outpatient nutrition counseling.

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