Eating Disorders (4 CE)
Course Description: In this presentation, we explore the formal diagnostic criteria and typical presenting symptoms of eating disorders, and delineate the differential diagnoses between eating disorders and other clinical syndromes. We identify the various mental health professionals who interact with this population, evaluate the appropriateness of different treatment settings, and set forth a variety of theoretical lenses and models (e.g., psychodynamic, systems, feminist, behavioral) that conceptualize assessment and treatment procedures. Also presented are treatment issues for special populations, including children, males, and clients for whom self-injury or suicide is present.
Authors: Melanie Haro, M.A., LMFT, Nancy Klein, M.A., LMFT, Patricia Patton, Ph.D., Marilyn Wallace, M.A., LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the current DSM criteria for Eating Disorders as well as biological, sociological, and addiction models.
- Identify and name common co-occurring disorders and techniques of differentiation.
- Describe his/her role on a treatment team and in different treatment settings.
- Use appropriate assessment measures and make decisions about treatment planning that meet client needs.
- Develop treatment interventions for special clients, including children, males and other at-risk populations.