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, 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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Food Fight: Eating Disorders and Adolescents
Eating disorders occur more frequently and have a higher mortality rate in adolescents than any other mental health disorder, affecting all socioeconomic groups, minority populations, and sexual orientations. Eating disorders are even more common than Type 2 diabetes in this age group. Yet eating disorders remain under-recognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. This presentation will provide an overview of the current research into who is most susceptible and why, warning signs to look for, which evidence-based treatments are most effective, and when/how to refer for specialized care.
Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders
Do you ever wonder if your client struggling with substance use disorder is also struggling with an eating disorder? What help is available? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? These questions and more will be answered during ED and SUD: Why (they happen), What (to look for), When (to act), and How (to help). This two-hour long training will help professionals who want to learn more about eating disorder development, diagnosis, when to refer a client and what treatment options are available.
Athletes and Eating Disorders
Athletics are a fantastic doorway to build the value of teamwork, create self-esteem, encourage physical conditioning, and potentially access a university scholarship or even a career. However, not all aspects of athletics are positive, especially when considering the pressure for an athlete to win and the emphasis on body weight, shape, and size. These toxic combinations can contribute to extreme psychological and physical stressors. The risk for athletes to develop eating disorders is exacerbated by the pressures of athletic competition and our culture’s emphasis on thinness. Eating disorders cut across all demographics, affecting female and male athletes. Do you know an athlete struggling with an eating disorder? Learn how to prevent this illness from sidelining them or potentially ending their collegiate athletic career.
Food Insecurity: An Often-Forgotten Element Impacting Eating Disorder Recovery
In this presentation, Dr. Jillian Lampert discusses what is known about food insecurity to date, how to screen for food insecurity, how to connect clients and families to resources, and how to consider food insecurity along with the array of factors that impact recovery from an eating disorder.
Pixelated: How to Find Body Positivity Growing Up Online
Movies, commercials, magazines, and websites often portray thin people as ideal. Underweight models and photoshopped images are everywhere. Weight loss and image-enhancing beauty products send the message that being thinner and more attractive is the key to popularity, happiness, and success. This course will focus on the impact of social media on youth and body image. We will cover research on the negative impact of media consumption on kids and teens and discuss how media platforms affect self-image and eating disorders.