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Find recordings of our virtual presentations below. Please note that these are previously recorded courses to be used as resources only. We are unable to provide CE credits for viewing these videos. If you would like to attend a live presentation for CE credits in the future, see our Continuing Education page for upcoming dates.
Eating disorders are becoming increasingly better understood by our society. However, many are not fully aware of the prevalence, seriousness, the range of individuals affected by this illness. The purpose of this workshop is to identify causes, signs, effects, and treatment options for eating disorders, from the perspective of individuals who are struggling as well as their loved ones and treatment providers.
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, and yet it is often overlooked or misunderstood. This presentation will provide an overview of the etiology, assessment, nutritional and therapeutic treatment approaches, as well as the impact of weight, weight bias and weight stigma on those with Binge Eating Disorder.
This presentation will highlight the similarities and differences between ARFID and other eating disorders. Medical consequences will be explored including cardiac abnormalities, growth and pubertal delay as well as co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses. Evidence-based treatment, including specific coaching and food discovery, will be reviewed so that attendees can begin to incorporate them into their practice.
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses with significant medical complications. Disordered eating behaviors, including restriction, bingeing, purging and selectivity, can lead to medical complications in patients of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic statuses. Early detection is critical as many of the medical complications of eating disorders are not fully reversible but may be minimized with early intervention. Providers caring for patients can help to decrease the morbidity and mortality that is a direct result of eating disorders behaviors by understanding and recognizing the associated medical complications.
Our society is saturated with messages about diet culture and weight bias. These pervasive messages even extend into the healthcare field, making it difficult for Registered Dietitians to navigate nutrition conversations with clients in eating disorder recovery. In this course, we will review key concepts in nutrition for the treatment of eating disorders and practical methods of application for the Registered Dietitian. This will include nutrition assessment, common nutrition therapy practices, tools, and interventions.
Our cultural culinary environment is diverse and ever-changing. Individuals with eating disorders and their families often come to treatment with multiple dietary limitations. Popular dieting beliefs, food trends, nutritional science, and cultural and spiritual heritage all must be considered when assisting any individual with adapting to eating patterns. This workshop provides practical advice for managing common dietary restrictions and limitations that individuals with eating disorders and their support systems identify at the initiation of care. This will include learning how to script conversations regarding changes to eating patterns.
During this presentation, Krista Crotty, LMFT, PsyD reviews common ethical principles as they apply to mental health and eating disorder treatment. The primary goal of this session is to start a dialogue among eating disorder treatment providers and to develop a forum to support each other with difficult decisions relating to eating disorder treatment. Involuntary hospitalizations are also discussed, as well as the risks of remaining at a lower level of care when a higher level of care is clinically and medically indicated.
In this presentation, eating disorder specialist & advocate Chase Bannister, MDIV, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, shares important information related to eating disorders in the context of LGBTQIA+ communities, both broadly and with particularity. Time is set aside to learn and relearn terms often expressed as meaningful by persons who identify as LGBTQIA+, to encounter common themes amid specific populations within LGBTQIA+ communities, and to reflect on the experience of encountering dynamic (if not elusive) nomenclature in a clinical world built for categorization.
During this presentation, Chase Bannister, MDIV, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, shares how clinicians, researchers, and advocates with lived experience have influenced public awareness and public policy as it relates to early intervention, access to care, and treatment of eating disorders. Learn about the history of advocacy in the field of eating disorders, the ethical imperative for legislative advocacy in clinical work, and forward-looking pathways toward civic engagement & advocacy.
In this presentation, Dr. Sydney Brodeur-Johnson, Accanto Health’s Director of Clinical Services, outlines circumstances that may place college students at greater risk for the development of an eating disorder. Additionally, there is a discussion on university resources and efforts to support students with eating disorders.
In this program, Alyssa Kalata, PhD, discusses the relationship between eating disorders and suicide. The session includes an overview of diagnostic criteria, prevalence rates, and quantitative and qualitative assessments of eating disorders, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. There is also a discussion on integrated case conceptualization, as well as a review on empirically supported interventions for suicidal ideation and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. The program closes with a review of key take-home points, an activity focused on helping participants translate training into practice, and a question and answer session.
The holidays can be challenging for anyone, but especially for those who have an eating disorder or struggle with disordered eating. The focus on food and social interactions can worsen an individual’s psycho-emotional state and exacerbate disordered behaviors. In this presentation, we review effective coping strategies and techniques for providing guidance and support to help patients navigate difficult situations, help sustain recovery efforts, and reduce distress.
In this presentation, Dr. Jillian Lampert reviews eating disorder levels of care and why it’s important to be familiar with level of care options when working with clients who have or may have an eating disorder. Common questions regarding referral timing, presenting options to families, insurance coverage, and transition supports will be addressed to help equip providers and clinicians, particularly those in outpatient settings, with the tools they need to support their critical work.
In this session, presented by Amy Fogarty, DNP, RN, C-IAYT, and Becky Pike, MSW, LICSW, we explore why yoga is a supportive practice to integrate into eating disorder treatment.
In this presentation, Anna B. Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S, discusses how children and young adolescents have unique medical complications that may be harder to detect, often set in the context of growth and development. She also explains how some of these complications are irreversible if not detected early and treated aggressively.
If you have questions about anything – eating disorders, our programs, insurance, or any other needs or concerns – or would like to schedule an initial phone assessment, please give us a call or complete our contact form. Our admissions team is here to help.