Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. It is estimated that 1-3% of women will struggle with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder in their lifetime (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 2017). Specialized training is needed for mental health professionals who intend to work with this population. Historically, treatment has focused on ridding clients of their perfectionistic tendencies in treatment. However, positive treatment outcomes are seen when the goal is shifted to harnessing the individual’s desire for high achievement while quieting their critical inner voice. This course will demonstrate how effective treatment interventions focus on creating realistic reframes, softening the inner critic’s voice, focusing on progress not outcomes, exploring the grey area, and practicing self-compassion.
Total running time 93 minutes. 1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Describe at least three common factors in the etiology of eating disorders
Differentiate between at least three different levels of care for eating disorder treatment
Describe at least four evidence-based practices for treating eating disorders and their comorbidities
Describe at least three changes to common eating disorder treatment goals that support client recovery
1. Types of disorders
a. Diagnostic criteria
b. Common signs and symptoms
2. Etiology of eating disorders
a. Biological factors
b. Psychological factors
c. Psychosocial factors
3. Evidence-based practices for treating eating disorders and their comorbidities
a. Treatment goals
b. Multidisciplinary teams
c. Evidence based practices
d. Therapeutic alliance
4. Special topics
a. Eating disorders in high achieving, perfectionistic individuals
b. Eating disorders among female athletes
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 93 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.
Intermediate. This course assumes graduate-level training in eating disorders and their treatment.
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: October 25, 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 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.
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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 1.5 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.
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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.