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FREE Educational Webinar: “How to Better Feel: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders”

January 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Noon Mountain Time
How to Better Feel: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Alyee Willets, LPC, NCC, ACMHC
Primary Therapist, Center for Change




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PowerPoint Handout

Wheel of Suffering Handout

Post-test – for reference only

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 #159456. 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 #886558729-2930) 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:

Body image problems are central aspects of eating disorders and risk factors for the development of and relapse into an eating disorder. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help clients accept uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and emotions by changing the relationship that clients have with their internal experiences and encouraging commitment to behaviors aligned with personal values. By incorporating the use of ACT to address body image concerns, clinicians can better treat clients struggling with eating disorders. In this webinar we will learn various methods of incorporating ACT into practice, including practical approaches to working with clients and families, as well as addressing potential barriers to using ACT. Further, we will discuss how the formation of negative body image can be addressed by using tools created to challenge relationship with language, emotions, and evaluations.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the formation of body image, ways to improve body image at all ages, and practical approaches to improving body image for both clinicians and clients.
  2. Explain the benefits of using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in treating individuals with eating disorders.
  3. Apply tenets of ACT into their professional practice to address desire to suppress or avoid emotions.

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


January 13, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm