EDIT™ Certified Women's Retreat September 20-22, 2019

Are you looking for eating disorder certification?
Want experiential training in-person with Dr. Dorie?
Would you like to attend the 5th Annual Women's Retreat?

Eating Disorder Conference and 5th Annual Women’s Retreat


September 20-22, 2019
Snow Mountain Ranch • Winter Park, CO

Are you a counselor, dietician, life coach or other health professional?
Have you been looking for training and certification to work with eating disorders?
Would you like to share “soul food” with wise women in a magical mountain setting?

During this special eating disorder conference and weekend retreat just for women, you can earn 20 CEUs and a certification in Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ which is a comprehensive approach for the treatment of eating disorders, featuring a combination of evidence-based practices and innovative integrative techniques.

Become an EDIT™ Certified III – Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician  or an EDIT™ Certified III – Eating Disorder Recovery Coach (you must meet specific education and licensure/training requirements, described in detail on the registration page).

Learn the 5 Principles of EDIT™ with Dr. Dorie


  • Love Your Self — discover how to improve body image and clarify values
  • Be True To Your Self — enjoy intuitive eating and mindful meal skills
  • Express Your Self — safely explore emotions as healing messengers
  • Give To Your Self — practice self-care to replace eating disorders
  • Believe In Your Self — implement relapse prevention for ongoing success

Not only will you explore what these principles mean from a clinical standpoint, you’ll also discover how to truly live these five principles in your own life! Over the course of the eating disorder conference weekend retreat, you’ll become nourished with “soul food” through introspection, exploration in nature (walking, hiking and horseback riding options), and deep connection with the other women on the retreat. You’ll return home with enhanced clinical skills, enriched self-care, and enlivened friendships.

Experience Wilderness Therapy and Enhance Your Intuitive Therapist Abilities


An essential part of the EDIT™ Method involves guiding clients to shift from the chatter of the eating disorder mind (ED) to inner wisdom which Dr. Dorie calls the Intuitive Therapist (IT) within us all. EDIT™ Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coaches and EDIT™ Certified Eating Disorder Treatment Clinicians facilitate this ED-IT transformation by modeling the voice of IT until clients can hear IT within themselves.

During the retreat, Dr. Dorie will guide you in a variety of Wilderness Therapy activities designed to access the inner wisdom of your own Intuitive Therapist. You’ll leave the retreat with many tools and techniques to use with your clients, along with the ability to be an Intuitive Therapist role model for your clients.


This experiential group retreat of up to 12 women is conducted by the creator of EDIT™ – “Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, LAC, CEDS. Participation in this retreat fulfills most of the requirements to be EDIT™ Certified III, with the benefits of a group retreat experience amidst the Fall colors in the mountains of beautiful Colorado. You will experience clinical training sessions, soulful connection with other retreat participants, along with the opportunity to truly LIVE the five EDIT™ Principles yourself!

Lodging, meals, training materials and access to retreat activities are included with eating disorder conference registration. Snow Mountain Ranch is just outside of Winter Park, Colorado and is about a 2-hour drive from Denver. Shuttle service is available (for an additional fee). Please review the sections below for additional features and benefits.

The eating disorder conference is being conducted at Snow Mountain Ranch – a retreat facility of the YMCA of the Rockies. Our women’s group will be meeting in an 8-Bedroom Retreat Cabin, which features a large group meeting area with beautiful views of the Continental Divide. This rustic environment with shared living space is ideal for relaxed learning and relationship building. Each bedroom has 2 Queen Beds and 1 Bath. Registration includes double-occupancy (private rooms at a lodge which is walking distance to our Retreat Cabin can be arranged for an extra fee). Our Retreat Cabin also features a deluxe kitchen, where our meals will be catered/prepared (and where you may store/prep your own food or beverages).

The eating disorder conference retreat begins on Friday, September 20, 2019 with check-in between 3-6pm, where self-serve snacks and a buffet dinner will be provided. There will be an evening program from 6-7pm, and then the rest of the evening is open for you to connect with your “soul sisters,” (or go to bed early)! Saturday includes a full-day program, from 9am-7pm, with open time to explore nature and enjoy other retreat activities. Sunday’s program is from 9am-5pm, with an option for horseback riding or hiking in the morning, and our wrap-up training sessions in the afternoon. If your flight departs on Monday, you may stay on-site for dinner and an extra night of lodging (no extra charge).

Upon registration, you will receive immediate access to the downloadable EDIT™ Training Manual and EDIT™ Worksheets. The six 1-hour EDIT™ Training Videos will walk you through the entire training manual. It is suggested that you print the manual so you can take notes. The manual will guide you in using the EDIT™ tools and techniques illustrated through the EDIT™ Worksheets. You may print and use these worksheets in sessions with your clients.

As a part of your Independent Study, you will also receive downloadable guidelines about becoming an EDIT™ Certified – Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, or an EDIT™ Certified -Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician. You will receive DO’s and DONT’s to help you stay within the guidelines for your profession. In addition, at the retreat, there will be special sessions just for Coaches and Clinicians!

Over the course of the retreat weekend program, participants will explore the concept of “thought ED-ITs” – to shift from the mindset of the Eating Disorder (ED) into the healing wisdom of the Intuitive Therapist (IT). Role plays will illustrate a dialogue between ED and IT, for each of the five EDIT™ Principles – Love Your Self, Be True To Your Self, Express Your Self, Give To Your Self, Believe In Your Self.

Dr. Dorie has a unique perspective on Intuitive Eating, featuring the “Three Reasons Why We Eat” and how to compassionately enhance awareness of these reasons as a means of transforming eating-disordered behaviors.  You’ll learn how to apply Dr. Dorie’s key strategies for Intuitive Eating and Mindfulness Meal practices, as you enjoy a selection of lunch options at our retreat facility. These interactive techniques can be used during meal sessions with your clients.

In addition, you’ll experience Body Image Techniques, Mindful Movement Techniques, Healthy Coping Skill Techniques, Self-are, Techniques, Relapse Prevention Techniques – and much more!

We’ll begin with a group discussion of the difference between eating disorder recovery coaching and eating disorder treatment provided by counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other clinicians. Then, Dr. Dorie will lead a breakout session for Clinicians, while a special guest Mary Casey, EDIT™ Certified III – Eating Disorder recovery Coach will lead a breakout session just for Coaches. This will give you confidence in your specific skills, plus help you learn how to collaborate with other professionals!

After watching the webinars prior to the retreat, you may submit your EDIT™ Certified Test to Dr. Dorie for review. This short test features basic questions about the EDIT™ Theory and Principles, plus a case study where you can demonstrate the application of EDIT™ Techniques. Although this test will not be “graded,” it is required for documentation of your EDIT™ Training and to become EDIT™ Certified I.

If you prefer, you may complete your test at the retreat (time will be allowed for this).

Your retreat registration includes a BONUS 3-hour Webinar Workshop, which features role play videos and the opportunity for group discussion and Q&A. Participating in the webinar prior to the retreat will prepare you for the LIVE role plays you’ll be a part of at the retreat! The next Webinar Workshop is August 27 @7-10p EDT, and if you can’t participate LIVE, Dr. Dorie will email you a recording to watch before the retreat. Please note that doing a role play with Dr. Dorie is your “Oral Exam” to pass the EDIT™ Certified II requirements.

In addition to attending the retreat, too fulfill the requirements to become EDIT™ Certified III you will need to submit a case study to Dr. Dorie for review. You will need to demonstrate your work with a real client – highlighting different EDIT™ Principles and Worksheets you have used or plan to use with this client. The case study should be from 500-1000 words in length. Be sure to use a fictitious first name, and change some of the background info which could allow others to identify this client. You may complete the case study anytime AFTER the retreat, and email it to: DrDorie@DrDorie.com

Your retreat registration also includes TWO 1-on-1 MENTORING CALLS with Dr. Dorie! Schedule your first 30-minute call any time BEFORE the retreat (so Dr. Dorie can get to know you, and you can set intentions for your retreat experience). Schedule your second 30-minute call any time AFTER the retreat (to anchor your experience, and address your specific follow-up requests)!

Upon completion of the retreat and case study, you may use the title EDIT™ Certified III, which adds credibility for your client work in the specialty area of eating disorders treatment . You’ll also receive an EDIT™ Certified III certificate, which is suitable for framing and can be used for documentation of 20 CEUs. A detailed description of the clinical content and Dr. Dorie’s credentials can be provided upon request, which most licensure boards will accept as proof of CEUs for licensure renewal. An EDIT™ Certified badge will be provided for your use on your website and other marketing materials.

As a special follow-up bonus for retreat participants, you may create a profile to be featured in the online EDIT™ Certified Directory. Your profile includes your photo, contact information, and a paragraph description of services. Your listing is FREE for one full year, with links back to your website which can enhance your Search Engine Optimization.