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What People Are Saying ...
Excellent presentation.  Linda is a very knowledgeable, dynamic, engaging, wise, fun and wonderful speaker. Enjoyed her presentation very much! And witty too! 
Joey Pulley
Appreciative of deep clinical experience.  Extremely engaging teaching style, valuable integration of approaches and excellent clinical examples. 
Sarah Lopez
Great workshop! Her interventions were accessible.  Most CEs are theory not application so this was really great for my toolbox! 
- Lauren Ramos
I enjoyed the relaxed self-confidence of the presenter.  It helped me integrate what I'm currently learning about DBT with narrative.  Linda puts her considerable knowledge and experience into her presentation.  A seasoned professional, she is relaxed and engaging, encouraging interaction from her learners.
- Mike McNulty, LPC
Thank you again for providing us with your expertise on such an important topic. Finding excellent speakers as a non-profit chapter is no easy feat - you helped make it seamless. Your conversational style, interstitial comic relief, and use of actual vignettes all aided the applicability of concepts into our own cases.
                                          - Adam Albrite, LFMT
What People Are Saying ...
Excellent presentation.  Linda is a very knowledgeable, dynamic, engaging, wise, fun and wonderful speaker. Enjoyed her presentation very much! And witty too! 
Joey Pulley
Appreciative of deep clinical experience.  Extremely engaging teaching style, valuable integration of approaches and excellent clinical examples. 
Sarah Lopez
Great workshop! Her interventions were accessible.  Most CEs are theory not application so this was really great for my toolbox! 
- Lauren Ramos
I enjoyed the relaxed self-confidence of the presenter.  It helped me integrate what I'm currently learning about DBT with narrative.  Linda puts her considerable knowledge and experience into her presentation.  A seasoned professional, she is relaxed and engaging, encouraging interaction from her learners.
- Mike McNulty, LPC
Thank you again for providing us with your expertise on such an important topic. Finding excellent speakers as a non-profit chapter is no easy feat - you helped make it seamless. Your conversational style, interstitial comic relief, and use of actual vignettes all aided the applicability of concepts into our own cases.
                                          - Adam Albrite, LFMT
What People Are Saying ...
Excellent presentation.  Linda is a very knowledgeable, dynamic, engaging, wise, fun and wonderful speaker. Enjoyed her presentation very much! And witty too! 
Joey Pulley
Appreciative of deep clinical experience.  Extremely engaging teaching style, valuable integration of approaches and excellent clinical examples. 
Sarah Lopez
Great workshop! Her interventions were accessible.  Most CEs are theory not application so this was really great for my toolbox! 
- Lauren Ramos
I enjoyed the relaxed self-confidence of the presenter.  It helped me integrate what I'm currently learning about DBT with narrative.  Linda puts her considerable knowledge and experience into her presentation.  A seasoned professional, she is relaxed and engaging, encouraging interaction from her learners.
- Mike McNulty, LPC
I attended your Narrative Therapy workshop and you did a wonderful job presenting and keeping the entire workshop so engaging, interesting, and very educational. I learned a lot and look forward to attending any other presentations that you may do in the future.
- Alisha Garcia, , M.S., LPC, NCC
Thank you again for providing us with your expertise on such an important topic. Finding excellent speakers as a non-profit chapter is no easy feat - you helped make it seamless. Your conversational style, interstitial comic relief, and use of actual vignettes all aided the applicability of concepts into our own cases.
                                          - Adam Albrite, LFMT

"I have developed a passion for teaching others what I have learned from working with the courageous people in my psychology practice over the years. I'm available to speak to both clinicians and the general public. A list of previous presentations and TV appearances can be found below.  You can also see some videos and interviews on my YouTube channel."

To book a workshop, presentation or for more information, please click here. For information about upcoming events, click here.

For Clinicians

 

Working with Ambivalence and Resistance in Psychotherapy (based on my book A Clinician’s Guide to Pathological Ambivalence; How to Be on Your Client’s Side Without Taking a Side)

Helping People Heal Through Narrative Therapy

 

Conducting Individual Therapy from a Systems Perspective

Eating Disorders: Research, Treatment and Common Myths

For the General Public

 

Challenging the Narratives Which Make You Believe that You’re Not Good Enough. I am writing a self-help book titled I’m Not Good Enough: How the Stories you Tell yourself are Ruining Your Life.

Eating Disorders: It’s Not What You Think. This presentation challenges the many myths which surround eating disorders. For instance did you know that at least as many people die of eating disorders as from breast cancer and yet there is 25 times more money spent by the NIH on breast cancer research than eating disorders.

Speaking Experience

  • Narrative Therapy: How the Stories You're Telling Yourself Can be Ruining Your Life, CEU Series Peachford Hospital (2019)

  • Understanding Client Resistance as Pathological Ambivalence, Anxiety and Stress  Management CEU series  (2019)                      

  • Understanding Client Resistance as Pathological Ambivalence, CEU presentation , Richmont University (2019)​

  • Dealing With Ambivalence in Psychotherapy: How to be on Your Client's Side without Taking a Side, October Road CEU PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION/TRAINING SERIES, Asheville, NC (2019).

  • Dealing With Ambivalence in Psychotherapy: How to Be on Your Client’s Side  without Taking a Side. Metro Atlanta Chapter of GAMFT CEU series (2019)

  • Conducting Psychotherapy from a System’s Perspective. CEU presentation for the Georgia Psychological Association, Annual conference. (2018)

  • Helping Clients Rewrite Their Stories With Narrative Therapy. Anxiety and Stress Management Institute CEU workshop series. (2018)

  • Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders. CME presentation to Dekalb Medical Hospital conference. (2018)

  • Differential Diagnosis and Scope of Practice for Eating Disorders. CEU Concepts. Trained. LPCs and LMFTs in these areas per a regulation requiring training. (2018)

  • Doing What Works: Practical Strategies for Working With Eating Disorders. CEU Presentation for eating disorder clinicians. Atlanta, GA. (2017)

  • Differential Diagnosis and Scope of Practice for Eating Disorders. CEU Concepts. Trained. LPCs and LMFTs in these areas per a regulation requiring training. (2016)

  • How to be on Your Client’s Side Without Taking A Side. CEU workshop for the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals Symposium, Amelia Island. (2016)

  • Addressing Trauma-Based Schemas, Shame and Projections in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, SEED Conference, New Orleans, LA. (2015)

  • Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders, Willowbrook at Tanner Hospital, CE workshop. (2015)

  • Common Myths related to the Development of Eating Disorders. Fulton County School Social Workers. (2015)

  • Common Myths related to the Development of Eating Disorders Dentists and Hygienists Study Group Feb. 2015. (2015)

  • A Therapists Toolkit for working with Individuals with Eating Disorders. CEU workshop for clinicians presented in collaboration with Oliver-Pyatt Centers. (2014)

  • Treatment of Eating Disorders Workshop presented to students at the Emory Physician Assistants Program. (2014)

  • Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders: Factors and Myths Related to Developing an Eating Disorder CEU workshop presented for Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System Anchor Hospital & Crescent Pines Hospital. (2014)

  • Dealing With Resistance, CEU workshop presented in collaboration with The Highlands treatment center. (2012)

  • Eating Disorders and Healthy Body Image Pace Academy PTA meeting. (2011)

TV Interviews and articles

  • CW69’s Focus Atlanta about Treatment options for people with eating disorders (2017) watch it here

  • Fox 5’s Paul Miliken about the incidence of eating disorders and the Smash Your Scale Event (2014) watch it here

  • Fox 5’s Paul Miliken about the problems some people have with compulsive weighing (2014)

  • WAGA-TV's Beth Galvin about the challenges of anorexia and bulimia and the common myths associated with these disorders. Interviewed on two separate occasions. (2013)  watch it here

  • WSB-TV’s John Bachman about common myths related to developing an eating disorder (2013) watch it here

  • WRLB-TV’s Brandice Hudson about common myths and treatment options for people with Disorders. (2013) watch it here

  • Channel 2’s Carol Sparge, Evening News Special Assignment on Eating Disorders in younger Children (1996)

  • Campus Life syndicated for CNN local channels on the cultural problems of eating disorders (1996)

Research & Publications

  • Buchanan, L.P. (2019). A Clinician’s Guide to Dealing With Pathological Ambivalence: How to Be On your Client’s Side Without Taking a Side. TPI Press, NY: NY.

  • Buchanan, L.P. (in progress). I’m Not Good Enough: How the stories you tell yourself are ruining your life.

  • Buchanan, L.P. (2017). Intensive outpatient treatment of eating disorders. In S. Walfish, J.E. Barnett, & J. Zimmerman, (Eds.) Handbook of Private Practice. Oxford University Press, NY:NY.

  • Reviewer and contributor (2016). Eating Disorders and Scope of Competence for Outpatient Psychotherapists. Practice Innovations, S. Walfish, Ed. American Psychological Association, Div. 42.

  • Schaffner, A.D. & Buchanan, L.P. (2010). Evidence-based practices in outpatient treatment for eating disorders. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Treatment, 6 (1), 35-44.

  • Schaffner, A.D. & Buchanan, L.P. (2008). Integrating evidence-based treatments with individual needs in an outpatient facility for eating disorders.  Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 16 (5), 378-392.

  • Buchanan, L.P., (1994), Helping people with eating disorders: Researach and practice. In J. Lewis (Ed.), Addictions: Concepts and Strategies for Treatment. Gaithersburg: Aspen.

  • Buchanan, L.P. (1993). Coping resources, personality, and research design in eating disorder subgroups. Doctoral dissertation, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

  • Buchanan, L.P., & Buchanan, W.L., (1992). Eating disorders: Bulimia and anorexia. In L. L’Abate , J. Farrar & D. Serritella (Eds.), Handbook of Differential Treatments of Addictions. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

  • Buchanan, L.P., Kern, R. & Bell-Dumas, J. (1991). A comparison of created versus actual early recol-lections. Individual Psychology.

  • Buchanan, W. L., Bennett, K., Buchanan, L. P., Turzo, A. (1984) Positive psychological side effects resulting from participation in a behavioral weight reduction program. Poster Session, Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), New Orleans, LA

  • Mauger, P., Buchanan, L.P. et al, The MMPI as a Measure of Interpersonal Behavior (1983). Research group paper presented at the 18th Annual Symposium on Recent Developments in the Use of the MMPI, Minnesota.

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