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Free Educational Webinar: A Leap of Faith & Little Parachutes: 10 Key Elements of Supporting Eating Disorder Clients to Safely Land in Recovery

October 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Thursday, October 28, 2021
Noon Mountain Time
A Leap of Faith & Little Parachutes: 10 Key Elements of Supporting Eating Disorder Clients to Safely Land in Recovery
Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S
Chief Executive Officer at Center for Change



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PowerPoint Handout

About the Presenter:

Dr. Nicole Hawkins received her PhD in clinical/counseling psychology from Utah State University in 1999. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree, she completed a dissertation entitled “The Impact of the Ideal Thin Body Image on Women.” She completed her internship at the Salt Lake Veteran Affairs Medical Center, where she provided inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults suffering from PTSD and depression. Dr. Hawkins has also worked at Logan Regional Hospital, USU Eating Disorder Clinic and Laboratory, USU Counseling Center and Bear River Mental Health, focusing on women’s issues, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

Dr. Hawkins has provided clinical expertise at Center for Change since 1999. She is a regular presenter on body image and the treatment of eating disorders on a local and national level. Having developed a comprehensive body image program that focuses on the media, diet industry, plastic surgery, childhood issues and learning to appreciate one’s body, she leads these groups for the inpatient and residential clients. She is a member of the Power and You committee, is active in many eating disorder prevention projects and has been a consultant for magazines and news programs which led to her appearing in The New York Times, Self magazine, and on 20/20. Dr. Hawkins has also published several articles on the media and how this relates to eating disorders, and she also presents nationally at conferences.

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 #165307. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886558729-7495) 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:  

This presentation will examine the key factors and ten therapeutic interventions for change when working with individuals with eating disorders. Recovery is a frightening process and for patients it can be comparable to jumping off a cliff with no parachute. This presentation will help outpatient clinicians assist patients in building structure or little parachutes that can assist in catching them when they fall in recovery and help them safely land in their recovery. Forty-six patients that recovered from an eating disorder were surveyed to determine what the main obstacles and barriers were in their recovery and what critical factors and behavioral changes helped them move toward a recovered life. Clinicians will receive hands on tools and interventions that they can implement with patients.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of the workshop participants will be able to:

1) List the key obstacles and barriers that keep patients stuck in their eating disorder.

2) Explain the critical factors and behavioral changes that enabled patients to start moving towards a recovered life.

3) Discuss the 10 Therapeutic inventions to support recovery.

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 28, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm