Available for pre-enrollment only
Expected course release October 25, 2021
(subject to change)

Course Description

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.

Estimated total running time 90 minutes. 1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive). 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • 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

Course Outline

1. Types of disorders 

a. Diagnostic criteria 

b. Common signs and symptoms

c. Comorbidities

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

Instructor

Andrea Barbian, PhD

Andrea Barbian, PhD is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. She serves as faculty for Liberty University and University of the Cumberlands, and has presented to state, national, and international conferences on eating disorder treatment. She operates a private practice offering individual and family therapy in Huntersville, NC.

Additional Information

All details are subject to change prior to course release.

Format and Length:

Recorded video format (non-interactive). Estimated total running time 90 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.

Topic Area:

Clinical practice

Instructional Level:

Intermediate. This course assumes graduate-level training in eating disorders and their treatment.  

Completion Requirements:

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:

Estimated Course 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.

Refund Policy:

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Contact Information:

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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.

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 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 1.5 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 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.

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.

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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.