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Free Educational Webinar: “Communication 101: Essential Skills to Support Caregivers”

September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Noon Mountain Time
Communication 101: Essential Skills to Support Caregivers
Kristi Shohet, MS, LCPC, CEDS
Outpatient Therapist




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About the Presenter:

Kristi Shohet, is the Founder and Director of the Eating Disorder Center, LLC. Kristi holds a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and has earned the distinguished award of Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Clinical Supervisor by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

As a licensed Clinical Supervisor, Kristi provides eating disorder supervision to clinicians and graduate school interns, and has assisted numerous clinicians receive their CEDS specializations through IAEDP.

Kristi’s clinical experience includes working with clients in outpatient, day treatment, and in-patient facilities, where she focuses on individual, group and family therapy. Within her eating disorder specialization, Kristi also works directly with the athletic departments at Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University.

In her years of practice, Kristi has provided eating disorder education to the community through presentations and workshops at the Idaho Counseling Association Conference, Boise State University, Idaho State University, Northwest Nazarene University, St. Luke’s Hospital, The Idaho School Nurses Association, Boise School District Teacher In-Services, Meridian School District Teacher In-services, Intermountain Hospital, Blue Cross of Idaho, and National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Prior to developing the Eating Disorder Center, LLC Kristi administered psychological and neuropsychological testing for mental health and drug trial research clinics. Similarly she contributed to public knowledge through her published research in psychological journals.

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 #164546. 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 #886558729-5028) 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:

If you’ve ever know someone with an eating disorder than you will understand the frustration of trying to help them. Eating disorders are aggressive and chances are you can barely recognize your loved one anymore. That said, what may appear as a reasonable solution on your part, is often met with intense resistance and even anger. Should you back away and let them work it out themselves or keep at it with greater vengeance? Both of these approaches will end badly.

Communication 101: Essential Skills to Support Caregivers will walk you through your role as the caregiver and teach some crucial tools to rebuild healthy relationships, and demonstrate your love in an assertive manner, while addressing your own personal self-care throughout the process.

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Describe the role of the caregiver.

2. Explain how ED thoughts disrupt relationships.

3. Discuss communication barriers that impair trust.

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.


September 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm