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Continuing Education Series on Eating Disorders

February 24, 2017


Veritas Collaborative is pleased to invite you to a free continuing education series in Richmond, VA.

Veritas Collaborative provides evidence-based educational opportunities for healthcare providers and community members to raise awareness, inform early identification and treatment, and increase access to care for all persons diagnosed with eating disorders.


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


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how gender and sexuality can affect an individual’s experience of 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 subtypes 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.


Eating Disorders, Body Image, and Gender Issues

This interactive program 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.

Eating Disorders: a Multicultural Approach

Eating disorders presentation varies across different racial and ethnic groups. This presentation will examine socio-cultural influences and how they impact 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.


  • 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45am Eating Disorders, Body Image & Gender Issues
    Stacie McEntyre, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am Eating Disorders: a Multicultural Perspective
    Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPH
  • 12:00pm Adjourn


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.

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.