FREE Educational Webinar: “Evidence-based Medical & Psychiatric Care for Eating Disorders: What We Know and Where We’re Headed”
August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Noon Mountain Time
Evidence-based Medical & Psychiatric Care for Eating Disorders: What We Know and Where We’re Headed
Reid Robison, MD
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 #149706. 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 # 886558729-1968) for 1 continuing education contact 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:
Eating Disorders are serious mental illnesses thought to arise from a combination of genetic factors and complex biopsychosocial factors. They are characterized by persistent disorder eating behavior patterns, leading to impairment in physical and emotional health. This presentation will review the etiology of Eating Disorders, challenges in the diagnosis and assessment of Eating Disorders, and evidence-based treatment strategies. Special emphasis will be placed on neurobiological changes seen in Eating Disorders, and the prudent use of psychiatric medications in the treatment of these conditions. We will also discuss evidence-based strategies for treating co-morbid mental health issues in individuals with Eating Disorders, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and substance abuse. Preliminary data will be presented from an ongoing IRB approved research study at Center for Change investigating the use of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression in this population.
After this presentation attendees will be able to:
- Describe the role of genetics in the etiology of eating disorders
- Describe brain-changes seen in individuals with eating disorders, and understand the distinction between inherited traits predisposing to these conditions, and brain-based sequelae of Eating Disorders
- Apply evidence-based treatment strategies for Eating Disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions in treatment
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.