December 12, 2017

Intoxicating Cycles of Shame: The Missing Link in the Treatment of Co-occurring Eating and Substance Abuse Disorders

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Margaret Nagib, Psy.D.
Margaret Nagib

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Margaret Nagib, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing, and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For 15 years, she has provided individual, family, and group therapy. Today, as a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls’ Clinical Development Institute, she travels throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals. Every year, the CDI team offers more than 50 presentations at national and regional meetings, and contributes to awareness and early intervention through media interviews and blog contributions. She has known Christ as her personal Savior and Lord since the age of four and has been blessed to walk with Him ever since. Her personal calling is to bring healing and hope to others by the power of the Holy Spirit and has had the privilege of doing this in both Christian (Meier Clinics of Wheaton) and secular professional settings (Timberline Knolls in Chicago).



A deep sense of shame often underlies and drives eating disorders (ED) and substance abuse (SA). When these two disorders co-occur, the level of shame intensifies. The special challenges of treating these co-occurring disorders will be discussed from a Christian perspective. This presentation highlights shame as a key force underlying and perpetuating the cyclical nature of these disorders. Clinicians will learn how to identify and help individuals break the patterns of shame that drive destructive behaviors mentally and spiritually.

Participants will:

  1. Be able to articulate and identify the special challenges in diagnosing and treating co-occurring ED and SA from a Christian perspective
  2. Be able to articulate and identify the cyclical role that shame plays in the precipitation and perpetuation of these disorders
  3. Be able to identify and articulate practical ways to help individuals break cycles of shame and destructive behaviors in ED and SA
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