The Power of a Life Story – CEU Dinner, Palo Alto

May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Il Fornaio Restaurant
520 Cowper St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Kira Olson, Director of Outreach
(239) 784-2756

Castlewood Treatment Centers invites you to join us for a CEU Dinner: “The Power of a Life Story”

Presented by Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC, MATS, Director of Regional Outreach, MO

Free dinner presentation, 1.0 Contact hours

Please RSVP by May 23rd @ 5 PM to Kira Olson, Director of Outreach at or (239) 784-2756.

Event Summary:

Helping a client articulate his or her life story can be a powerful tool in understanding the development of an eating disorder or other maladaptive behaviors. This workshop will explore a method to help clients write a cohesive life story, include elements such as key relationships, significant events and and triggers for the development of an eating disorder. Additionally, several follow up interventions will be explained that will give both the clinician and client insight, reduce shame and increase motivation for change.


  • Participants will understand the sequential steps for the Life Story exercise
  • Participants will gain knowledge for helping clients develop insight, connect to 
emotions and make sense of life events.
  • Participants will take away a framework which can be adapted for various clinical 
settings and client needs.

Speaker Bio:

Travis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in field of eating disorders since 2003 in both clinical and marketing roles at every level of care. He brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and communication skills to his role with Castlewood. He is passionate about connecting people to resources and experiences that are transformative and healing.

An excellent communicator and teacher, Travis is a regular contributor to websites, podcasts, webinars and conferences on eating and body image issues and has spoken at schools such as Pepperdine University, Baylor University, Washington University, and graduate schools around the country.

Travis graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1991 with a degree in advertising and immediately began working with the international ministry of The Navigators, mentoring students. After 8 years, his desire to better understand how people change and heal led to obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling (2001) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2003) from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri where he now lives with his family.