Assessment & Treatment of Children-Adolescents with Various Eating Disorders (1 CE)
Course Level: Advanced
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: James Lock, MD, PhD, and Maria C. La Via, MD, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Quality Issues (CQI)
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course reviews the current literature on several different eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), and other specified feeding or eating disorders. Eating disorders have a long history, with the first documented description of AN occurring in 1689. This course reviews the history, clinical presentation, etiology and information for differentiating between these eating disorders. Recommended treatments include initial outpatient interventions and treating physical and medical conditions as needed.
- Become familiar with the history of eating disorders
- Recognize the clinical diagnostic criteria and presentation of AN, BN, BED, ARFID, and other eating disorders
- Review clinical standards and guidelines for assessment and treatment of individuals with eating disorders
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.