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Charlotte Training Series

May - August 2017

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Join Veritas Collaborative for a free continuing education and training opportunity.

The Veritas Collaborative Charlotte Training Series offers medical and other mental health providers the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of eating disorders to better apply best-practice care for patients and their families. As always, the team at Veritas Collaborative aims to promote collaboration, advocacy, and evidence-based identification, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.

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ED101: Identification & Assessment of Eating Disorders May 19, 2017

Early detection and treatment for eating disorders can have a strong impact on prognosis and recovery. Many individuals seeking help for eating disorders related concerns will present to health care providers for guidance. This presentation aims to 1) increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adults 2) inform attendees of the factors contributing to the etiology of eating disorders 3) educate attendees about how to assess and diagnose eating disorder illnesses.

Audience

This is an introductory/intermediate level educational program designed for mental health professionals, dietitians, and health care providers.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • List five clinical symptoms that may indicate the presence of an eating disorder in a child or adolescent
  • Identify psychological risk factors implicated in the etiology of eating disorders
  • Describe two factors crucial to accurate eating disorder diagnosis
Agenda
  • 8:00am Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:45am ED101: Identification and Assessment of Eating Disorders (part 1)
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am ED101: Identification and Asssessment of Eating Disorders (part 2)
  • 12:00pm Adjourn
Credits

This program will provide 3 contact hours. Attendees must attend both part 1 and part 2 to receive credit for this program. No partial credit will be given.

Veritas Collaborative is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Veritas Collaborative maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance. Veritas Collaborative recommends that participants contact their local licensing boards for specific questions regarding the acceptance of these contact hours as continuing education credits.

Disclosure Statement: Veritas Collaborative conforms to APA Ethical Standards and continuing education standards and criteria. All speakers are required to disclose any commercial relationships or conflicts of interest at the educational activity.

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Multidisciplinary Treatment of Eating Disorders Across Levels of Care June 30, 2017

Effective eating disorders treatment requires a collaborative multidisciplinary team to manage the complex psychological, nutritional, and medical needs of patients. Understanding the unique challenges each discipline faces can help providers to manage symptoms as they develop and modify treatment plans as new challenges arise. Additionally, treatment may look different across the multiple levels of care that exist for the treatment of eating disorders. The appropriate level of care is determined by the severity of eating disorders symptoms and behaviors that an individual is experiencing. Treating an individual at a level of care below their need may prolong the duration that one suffers with an eating disorder, increasing risk of medical consequence, decreasing the probability of remission, and increasing risk for severe and enduring illness. This program will explain the different levels of care for eating disorder treatment and how treatment may differ at each level of care.  Presenters will take a multidisciplinary approach, looking at treatment across all levels of care from both the dietitian’s and the mental health provider’s perspective while highlighting the importance of collaboration between these two disciplines.

Audience

This is an introductory/intermediate/advanced level educational program designed for mental health professionals, dietitians, and health care providers.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Describe 5 levels of care for individuals struggling with an eating disorder
  • Identify and discuss the appropriate level of care for case-study patients presented
  • Explain two assessment and treatment planning techniques for patients diagnosed with eating disorders
Agenda
  • 8:00am Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:45am Multidisciplinary Treatment of Eating Disorders Across Levels of Care (part 1)
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am Multidisciplinary Treatment of Eating Disorders Across Levels of Care (part 2)
  • 12:00pm Adjourn
Credits

This program will provide 3 contact hours. Attendees must attend both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive credit for this program. No partial credit will be given.

Veritas Collaborative is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Veritas Collaborative maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity is pending approval as a continuing provider education activity by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Disclosure Statement: Veritas Collaborative conforms to APA Ethical Standards and continuing education standards and criteria. All speakers are required to disclose any commercial relationships or conflicts of interest at the educational activity.

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Eating Disorders, Body Image, & Gender Issues | Eating Disorders: A Multicultural Perspective July 28, 2017

The first session is an interactive program that will inform providers about how gender and sexual identity impact eating disorders presentation. Providers will learn about the challenges faced by diverse populations as well as best practice for addressing the needs of individuals of various gender and sexual identities. In addition, discussion will explore how clinician biases may impact treatment.

The second session will highlight that eating disorders presentation varies across different racial and ethnic groups. This presentation will explore the world-wide prevalence of eating disorders and examine socio-cultural influences on the development of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body dissatisfaction. Presenter will discuss the impact of socio-cultural variables on treatment seeking and service utilization.

Audience

This is an introductory/intermediate/advanced level educational program designed for mental health professionals, dietitians, and health care providers.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Describe how gender and sexuality can affect an individual’s experience with their eating disorder
  • Identify two variables that contribute to decreased treatment-seeking in males
  • Explain how a clinician’s effectiveness may be affected by an approach that does not take into account the patient’s identity
  • Describe differences in prevalence estimates for eating disorder sub types across varied racial and ethnic groups
  • Identify two variables that influence eating disorders presentation in African American and Latino populations
  • Explain variability in mental health service utilization across racial and ethnic groups
Agenda
  • 8:00am Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:45am Eating Disorders, Body Image, & Gender Issues
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am Eating Disorders: A Multicultural Perspective
  • 12:00pm Adjourn
Credits

This program provides 3 continuing education credits.

Veritas Collaborative is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Veritas Collaborative maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance. Veritas Collaborative recommends that participants contact their local licensing boards for specific questions regarding the acceptance of these contact hours as continuing education credits.

Disclosure Statement: Veritas Collaborative conforms to APA Ethical Standards and continuing education standards and criteria. All speakers are required to disclose any commercial relationships or conflicts of interest at the educational activity.

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Understanding the Medical Consequences of Eating Disorders | Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders August 25, 2017

The first session will highlight that eating disorders are serious biologically based mental illnesses. Individuals who struggle with eating disorders often hide their illness, leading to delays in identification and treatment. This results in long periods of malnutrition that impacts all systems of the body.  Presenter will discuss the hallmark features of eating disorder-related malnutrition, as well as the short and long term medical consequences of untreated eating disorders. Attendees will learn how to identify eating disorders-related medical complications and will gain knowledge on the lasting effects of treatment delay.

The second session will involve a discussion about how ethical dilemmas often complicate treatment planning and clinical decision-making in the treatment of eating disorders. Given the physical and cognitive compromise that many patients face, the provider’s ethical principles may be in conflict. This interactive program will discuss the ethical challenges that eating disorder treatment providers may face, will review current literature specific to eating disorders and medical ethics, and afford attendees the opportunity to process their approach to ethical dilemmas they have faced.

Audience

This is an introductory/intermediate/advanced level educational program designed for mental health professionals, dietitians, and health care providers.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Identify three aspects of eating disorder treatment that may create an ethical dilemma in treating such patients
  • Discuss legal, ethical, and treatment repercussions of involuntary hospitalization for eating disorder patients
  • List two treatment approaches that may facilitate cooperation in the resistant eating disorder patient
  • Explain the medical complications of eating disorders in different organ systems
  • Identify clinical risk factors for medical complications of eating disorders
  • List at least two lasting consequences of delayed eating disorder diagnosis and treatment
Agenda
  • 8:00am Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:45am Understanding the Medical Consequences of Eating Disorders
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • 12:00pm Adjourn
Credits

This program provides 3 continuing education credits.

Veritas Collaborative is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Veritas Collaborative maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance. Veritas Collaborative recommends that participants contact their local licensing boards for specific questions regarding the acceptance of these contact hours as continuing education credits.

Disclosure Statement: Veritas Collaborative conforms to APA Ethical Standards and continuing education standards and criteria. All speakers are required to disclose any commercial relationships or conflicts of interest at the educational activity.