May 5, 2017
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.
Dr. Landry was born and raised in Massachusetts with her family of many siblings. She ventured north to Vermont for college where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Technology, a Master’s of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences, and her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Vermont while enjoying the beauty…
Elisha Contner Wilkins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. She earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is one of the only Certified Eating Disorders Specialists in…
This is an introductory/intermediate level educational program designed for mental health professionals, dietitians, and health care providers.
Upon completion participants will be able to:
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.
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.
This program will provide 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.