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Free Educational Webinar: From Disordered to Ordered … What is “Normal” Eating?: Equipping Our Patients/Clients for the Journey

October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Thursday, October 7, 2021
Noon Mountain Time
From Disordered to Ordered … What is “Normal” Eating?: Equipping Our Patients/Clients for the Journey
Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED
Outpatient Dietitian at Reba Sloan Nutrition




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PowerPoint Handout

Post-test – for reference only


About the Presenter:

Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED, is a registered dietitian/nutrition therapist in private practice. A Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Reba has been in practice for over 30 years in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the recipient of the 2010 Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness “Excellence in Practice” award for expertise in the treatment of eating disorders. She provides nutrition counseling for those suffering from eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition to her private practice, Reba is a much requested speaker for local, national and international professional organizations on topics related to eating disorders. She is one of 2 founding members of The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT), now called Renewed. She served on the Board of Directors for six years. She served as Treasurer, President Elect and President of this non-profit organization dedicated to offering hope, help and healing to all those impacted by eating disorders and disordered eating. She continues to volunteer for the EDCT/Renewed in many capacities.

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 #164937. 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 # 886558729-1703) 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:

Eating disorder treatment professionals across all disciplines need to be prepared to equip patients with knowledge, insight and strategies to live out a recovered life in a social-cultural climate that is hostile to all that recovering from an eating disorder embodies. This presentation highlights the challenges presented to our patients who are in a strong place of recovery, yet are confronted everyday with messages and images that are counterintuitive to all they have achieved in their pursuit of freedom from their eating disorder. Normal eating, having a balanced relationship with activity, body appreciation and not engaging in any form of dietary restraint is counter-cultural. Rather than encouraging our patients to avoid “triggering” situations, this presentation will demonstrate the need to fortify our patients for the battle to maintain recovery. Practice and research based techniques will be explored that will equip our patients for the journey towards a normalized, peaceful mindset regarding food/eating issues. As normalization occurs, patients are more likely to embrace the principles of Intuitive Eating and HAES®, thus insuring a more secure, full eating disorder recovery.

Learning Objectives:

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

1) List at least 3 barriers to an eating disorder patient achieving a normalized relationship to food, eating, activity and body image issues.

2) Implement practical, best practice based strategies to equip their patient/client for living out a recovered life in a social-cultural climate that is counterintuitive to eating disorder recovery goals.

3) Describe how the stepping stone process of normalizing one’s relationship with food/eating issues lays the foundation for the possible incorporation of Intuitive Eating principles for a fuller 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 7, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm