This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.
All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until April 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Registration will close on March 1, 2021.
Join Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, internationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of Eating Disorders, Obesity and Addictions in this 12 hour Eating Disorder Masterclass. With colleagues Courtney Phifer, MS, RD, LDN, Leslie Binch, LPC, Kate Martin, M.Ed., LPC, MHSP, and Christina Veselak Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross will teach participants essential strategies for treating clients with eating disorders.
Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder are complicated disorders that actually are not about food. This webinar will discuss the differences and similarities between these well-known but poorly understood disorders and enable clinicians to understand the underlying root causes of eating disorders and why they are so prevalent.
Much has been learned in recent years regarding how the brain makes decisions and the interplay between various parts of the brain that result in unwanted behaviors. Nationwide, approximately 20-30% of all individuals with anorexia and 40-70% of people with bulimia or binge eating disorder have co-morbid substance use disorder. As well, up to one-third of females with alcohol use disorder may have undiagnosed eating disorders. The element of cross-addiction speaks to the fact that for many individuals, there may be common underlying etiological factors, including a family history of SUD, trauma, attachment disorders and major depression that promote the development and maintenance of both SUD and ED. This shared etiology and its’ impact on the brain is the subject of this workshop.
Women, in particular, and increasingly more men are being diagnosed as either overweight or obese. Historically research has shown a strong link between weight and health. Current research is questioning the focus on weight as an indicator of health and shines a light on the bias in research and in society against people of size.
Registered dietitian and eating disorders specialist Courtney Phifer will discuss evidenced-based non-diet practices for the nutrition treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. This will include general nutrition recommendations for normalizing eating patterns, the eating stages of recovery, and the importance of promoting food permission vs. restriction.
Over-exercise can be a behavior of Eating Disorders to manipulate and manage weight. Complications of energy deficiency cause systemic problems and increase risk for injury. It’s imperative to separate exercising to manage body weight, body shape, and body image. This presentation examines the promotion of exercise as a coping skill and life worth living, and, how to incorporate exercise into Eating Disorder treatment, focusing on the roles of Registered Dietitians and Therapists.
People from ethnic minority groups and the LGBTQ community struggling with eating disorders often grapple with additional stigma and marginalization. Among other risk factors, a history of macro- and micro-aggressions, discrimination and marginalization, and the well-documented confluence of stressors associated with minority status puts people from these communities at particularly high risk for the development of disordered eating behaviors and their attendant consequences. Disparities in access to services reflect a need for culturally competent assessment and treatment services. This workshop will facilitate providers’ cultural knowledge and competencies to work with clients from marginalized populations.
Food addiction is one of the most commonly searched terms on google and yet it is not considered part of the spectrum of eating disorders at this time. This webinar will discuss the age old questions about whether food can be addictive, the more recent research studies on food addiction and whether or not food addiction is similar or different from other eating disorders.
This webinar will cover topics that are relevant to the treatment of disordered eating including eating disorders in males, diabulimia, orthorexia, emotional eating and eating disorders in people of color. Eating disorders in men and boys is increasing in incidence. The reasons why men may delay seeking treatment, the way eating disorders present in men and how body image issues are perceived by men are discussed. Diabulimia, orthorexia and emotional eating are ones that clinicians will face in working with their clients and may not be aware of. Treatment strategies are also discussed.
In this unique webinar, 5 eating disorder specialists will discuss a complex case of a patient with an eating disorder and substance use disorder. This webinar will enable viewers to experience and understand the roles that different members of a team play in diagnosing and treating eating disorders.
Specific techniques used in treating eating disorder clients are demonstrated. Each technique also embodies the philosophical underpinnings of what is needed to enable individuals with eating disorders to put an end to behaviors, be able to increase their awareness of emotional aspects of their behaviors, identify core beliefs that may be driving their behaviors and identify patterns of behavior and how these important and common lived experiences of individuals with an eating disorder can be addressed in therapy.
Online Course Format
- Presented by Carolyn Coker Ross MD MPH CEDS & Courtney Phifer MS, RD, LDN & Leslie Binch LPC & Kate Martin M.Ed., LPC-MHSP & Christina Veselak
- 12 Session Online Training
- 12 CEUs
- Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.