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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.

ED 101: Understanding Eating Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly better understood by our society. However, many are not fully aware of the prevalence, seriousness, and range of individuals affected by this illness. The purpose of this workshop is to identify the 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 101

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, and nutritional and therapeutic treatment approaches, as well as the impact of weight, weight bias, and weight stigma on those with binge eating disorder.

ARFID 101

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, and 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.

MD 101

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.

RD 101

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 patients 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.

The Cultural Culinary Challenge: Managing Varying Nutritional Needs in Eating Disorders Care

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.

Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

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.

Eating Disorders and College Campuses: Unique Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities

In this presentation, Dr. Sydney Brodeur-Johnson, Accanto Health’s Director of Clinical Services and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, 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.

Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in 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.

Eating Disorders and the Holidays

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.

After the Assessment: Levels of Care and Why They’re Important

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 patients 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.

Mind-Body Connection: Why We Practice Yoga in ED Treatment

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.

Not Just a Phase: Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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.

The Family Dynamic: When an Eating Disorder is in the Family System

Family therapy/family care can be a critical component for both adults and adolescents in eating disorder treatment. In this presentation from Accanto Health’s Director of Clinical Outreach Education Krista Crotty, LMFT, PsyD, details how support persons are instrumental in helping patients reach treatment goals and support progress in recovery. Equipping caregivers with tools and support is key in their confidence as supporting loved ones.

Beyond Picky Eating: Transdisciplinary Treatment Strategies for Treating Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

In this presentation, Anna B. Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S, and Leah L. Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED, discuss how Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) often begins in early childhood and brings the potential to derail physical and social development. One of the newer diagnoses in DSM-5, ARFID has presented providers with diagnostic and treatment dilemmas. This presentation walks through the foundational tenets of ARFID care using a multidisciplinary lens. Participants are presented with real-life treatment paradigms to illustrate novel strategies for supporting ARFID patients across a spectrum of ages, medical complexity, social impairment, and nutrition deficits.

Moving into Attunement: Joyful Movement is Possible

In this presentation, Stacy Schilter Pisano, LMFT, CEDS-S, and Shena Washburn, RDN, CD, CEDRD, identify motivators and obstacles to engagement in physical activity, review evidence-based literature to assess for problematic patterns, and collaboratively identify interventions that support ALL patients to develop an attuned relationship with movement and their bodies.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eating Disorders in Cis Males

Many providers feel prepared to identify and treat females with eating disorders, yet identifying and treating cis males with eating disorders may present challenges. In this presentation, Anna B. Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S, addresses current trends in eating disorders in cis males. In addition, she reviews distinct presenting behaviors. Dr. Tanner discusses how cis males are at risk for unique medical complications. Lastly, she explores the impact of newer diagnoses, such as ARFID, in identifying cis males with eating disorders.

Inviting the Body Back: When and How to Reintroduce Intuitive Eating in Eating Disorder Treatment

Intuitive eating can be an important and effective method for recovery from an eating disorder (ED). However, this approach isn’t recommended for most ED patients until further into the recovery process. In this presentation, Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RDN, CD, LN covers what intuitive eating involves, why it can be an effective adjunct to ED recovery efforts, and when and how to assist patients in employing this approach to support them in reconnecting with their internal hunger and satiety cues.

Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions: An Evidence-Based Guide to Treatment

In this session, Scott Crow, MD, Vice President of Psychiatry at Accanto Health, outlines psychiatric approaches to treating the most common co-occurring issues seen in those with eating disorders.