Binge eating is the most common form of disordered eating, but most clients do not talk about it with their therapists due to shame and stigma. In this course, participants will learn how to ask questions that help clients talk openly about their eating, assess for binge eating disorder symptoms, and use evidence-based strategies to break the binge eating cycle. Specific topics include influencing factors like negative emotions and stress, assessing for subtle forms of restriction, and connecting clients values beyond eating and weight.
Total running time 129 minutes. 2 hours CE. Recorded video format (non-interactive).
Assess for the presence of at least three symptoms of binge eating disorder in a non-shaming manner
Identify at least four unique factors that maintain the binge eating cycle for a particular client
Describe at least one relationship between dieting and binge eating in clear, client-friendly terminology
Apply at least three evidence-based interventions to reduce binge eating
1. Binge Eating facts
a. Prevalence and phenomenology
b. Differences from other eating disorders
c. Barriers to treatment
2. Understanding Binge Eating
a. The restriction-binge cycle
b. The role of negative emotions
c. The impact of relationships, stress, and stigma
3. Assessing for Binge Eating
a. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) symptoms
b. Assessing for subtle forms of restriction
c. Identifying modifiable risk factors
4. Intervening in Binge Eating
a. Getting back to ‘normal’ eating
b. Connecting to non-weight values
c. Challenging unhelpful thoughts about food
d. Reducing reactivity to cravings and emotions
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 129 minutes. Progress is saved after each lesson section so you can complete the course in multiple sittings. Please note that if you leave the course in the middle of a video, quiz, or survey section you may be required to start that section from the beginning.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Publication Date: November 27, 2021
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 2 hours of continuing education (2 CE credits) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2021 – 07/06/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education credits in the Clinical topic area.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0030.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0206.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.