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Complimentary EDPI Educational Webinar

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please Join Eating Disorder Professionals of Idaho (EDPI) for a Complimentary Educational Webinar

Orthorexia Nervosa: Pathologically Healthful Eating vs. Pathologizing Healthy Habits
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Noon Mountain Time
Presented by Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S, CEO at Center for Change

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CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #146926. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #123302, Center for Change is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886558729-6020) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Description of Presentation:

Orthorexia Nervosa (ON), pathologically healthful eating, was first described by osteopathic physician in the early 2000s. He noticed several of his patients had either become underweight, or developed other health problems, because of a rigid adherence to a diet falsely believed to be healthy. This presentation will detail the evolution of ON from the musings of a physician in the United States to the work by Italian researchers to classify those suffering from the condition. The current state of the scholarship in ON will be discussed, particularly best estimates of prevalence, research regarding the ability to detect the condition, and whether ON is deserving its own diagnostic entry in such classification systems as the DSM-5. Finally, diagnostic criteria, case studies, the relationship of ON to Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and treatment will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain the current state of the scholarship in Orthorexia Nervosa and best estimates of prevalence.
  2. Participants will be able to explain if ON is deserving its own diagnostic entry in such classification systems as the DSM-5.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the diagnostic criteria and the relationship of ON to Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.


October 2, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm