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Free Educational Webinar – “Suicide and Eating Disorders: What Clinicians Need to Know”

October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
1:00pm Mountain Time
Suicide and Eating Disorders: What Clinicians Need to Know
Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS
Director of Clinical Services

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Post Test – for reference only

Power Point slides


CE Information:

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.

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 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.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #142885. 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 #886558729-6247) for 1 continuing education contact hours.




Presentation Description:

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.  The mortality rate is related to medical complications from the disorder and a significant percentage is due to suicide.  Suicidal behavior has emerged as an issue of critical concern in the treatment of eating disorders over the past decade.    This presentation will discuss the trends in suicide rates in this country and the also discuss the current research with eating disorder patients and suicide.  This presentation will also focus on assessment of suicide when working with individuals with eating disorders.  Participants will learn how to assess a specific patient according to the patient’s own particular baseline for suicidal ideation as well as assessing the patient in comparison to other patients in their current practice. These two types of assessment help the clinician make a more effective decision on immediate treatment intervention when meeting with a patient presenting with suicidal ideation.   All clinicians who are treating patients with eating disorder patients must be well versed in the serious risk of suicidal behavior and of suicide in this population and this presentation will assist clinicians if feeling more competent in assessment and documentation.

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics: General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Mental Health Technicians

Learning Objectives:

1.     Recite the current statistics related to suicide in this country

2.     Describe the risk factors and protective factors when working with suicidal patients.

3.     Able to discuss why clients suffering with eating disorders have a higher risk for suicide.


Since this is a free event, there is no refund or cancellation policy.


October 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm