Find recordings of our educational presentations below. Please note that these are previously recorded courses to be used as resources only. We are unable to provide CE credits for viewing these videos. If you would like to attend a live presentation for CE credits in the future, see our Continuing Education page for upcoming dates.
ED 101: Understanding Eating Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery
Eating disorders are becoming increasingly better understood by our society. However, many are not fully aware of the prevalence, seriousness, the range of individuals affected by this illness. The purpose of this workshop is to identify causes, signs, effects, and treatment options for eating disorders, from the perspective of individuals who are struggling as well as their loved ones and treatment providers.
Binge Eating Disorder 101
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, and yet it is often overlooked or misunderstood. This presentation will provide an overview of the etiology, assessment, nutritional and therapeutic treatment approaches, as well as the impact of weight, weight bias and weight stigma on those with Binge Eating Disorder.
This presentation will highlight the similarities and differences between ARFID and other eating disorders. Medical consequences will be explored including cardiac abnormalities, growth and pubertal delay as well as co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses. Evidence-based treatment, including specific coaching and food discovery, will be reviewed so that attendees can begin to incorporate them into their practice.
Our society is saturated with messages about diet culture and weight bias. These pervasive messages even extend into the healthcare field, making it difficult for Registered Dietitians to navigate nutrition conversations with clients in eating disorder recovery. In this course, we will review key concepts in nutrition for the treatment of eating disorders and practical methods of application for the Registered Dietitian. This will include nutrition assessment, common nutrition therapy practices, tools, and interventions.
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses with significant medical complications. Disordered eating behaviors, including restriction, bingeing, purging and selectivity, can lead to medical complications in patients of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic statuses. Early detection is critical as many of the medical complications of eating disorders are not fully reversible but may be minimized with early intervention. Providers caring for patients can help to decrease the morbidity and mortality that is a direct result of eating disorders behaviors by understanding and recognizing the associated medical complications.
The Cultural Culinary Challenge: Managing Varying Nutritional Needs in Eating Disorders Care
Our cultural culinary environment is diverse and ever-changing. Individuals with eating disorders and their families often come to treatment with multiple dietary limitations. Popular dieting beliefs, food trends, nutritional science, and cultural and spiritual heritage all must be considered when assisting any individual with adapting to eating patterns. This workshop provides practical advice for managing common dietary restrictions and limitations that individuals with eating disorders and their support systems identify at the initiation of care. This will include learning how to script conversations regarding changes to eating patterns.
Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
During this presentation, Krista Crotty, LMFT, PsyD reviews common ethical principles as they apply to mental health and eating disorder treatment. The primary goal of this session is to start a dialogue among eating disorder treatment providers and to develop a forum to support each other with difficult decisions relating to eating disorder treatment. Involuntary hospitalizations are also discussed, as well as the risks of remaining at a lower level of care when a higher level of care is clinically and medically indicated.
Food Fight: Eating Disorders and Adolescents
Eating disorders occur more frequently and have a higher mortality rate in adolescents than any other mental health disorder, affecting all socioeconomic groups, minority populations, and sexual orientations. Eating disorders are even more common than Type 2 diabetes in this age group. Yet eating disorders remain under-recognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. This presentation will provide an overview of the current research into who is most susceptible and why, warning signs to look for, which evidence-based treatments are most effective, and when/how to refer for specialized care.
Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders
Do you ever wonder if your client struggling with substance use disorder is also struggling with an eating disorder? What help is available? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? These questions and more will be answered during ED and SUD: Why (they happen), What (to look for), When (to act), and How (to help). This two-hour long training will help professionals who want to learn more about eating disorder development, diagnosis, when to refer a client and what treatment options are available.
Athletes and Eating Disorders
Athletics are a fantastic doorway to build the value of teamwork, create self-esteem, encourage physical conditioning, and potentially access a university scholarship or even a career. However, not all aspects of athletics are positive, especially when considering the pressure for an athlete to win and the emphasis on body weight, shape, and size. These toxic combinations can contribute to extreme psychological and physical stressors. The risk for athletes to develop eating disorders is exacerbated by the pressures of athletic competition and our culture’s emphasis on thinness. Eating disorders cut across all demographics, affecting female and male athletes. Do you know an athlete struggling with an eating disorder? Learn how to prevent this illness from sidelining them or potentially ending their collegiate athletic career.
Food Insecurity: An Often-Forgotten Element Impacting Eating Disorder Recovery
In this presentation, Dr. Jillian Lampert discusses what is known about food insecurity to date, how to screen for food insecurity, how to connect clients and families to resources, and how to consider food insecurity along with the array of factors that impact recovery from an eating disorder.
Pixelated: How to Find Body Positivity Growing Up Online
Movies, commercials, magazines, and websites often portray thin people as ideal. Underweight models and photoshopped images are everywhere. Weight loss and image-enhancing beauty products send the message that being thinner and more attractive is the key to popularity, happiness, and success. This course will focus on the impact of social media on youth and body image. We will cover research on the negative impact of media consumption on kids and teens and discuss how media platforms affect self-image and eating disorders.
Eating Disorders and College Campuses: Unique Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities
In this presentation, Dr. Sydney Brodeur-Johnson, Accanto Health’s Senior Director of Clinical Services and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, outlines circumstances that may place college students at greater risk for the development of an eating disorder. Additionally, there is a discussion on university resources and efforts to support students with eating disorders.
“But I Need To Lose Weight:” Addressing Weight Concerns in BED
In this presentation, Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RDN, CD, LN, details a weight-neutral approach to BED treatment. Many of our clients with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) live in larger bodies. Often these clients present for eating disorder treatment with a desire to reduce weight, which can be encouraged or supported by either their medical provider or as a result of weight bias and weight stigma. This presentation provides background on how weight loss focus can contribute to, or worsen, Binge Eating behaviors, how to address weight loss concerns for individuals engaged in treatment for BED and ways to support the client in examining their personal health goals through a weight-neutral, body-affirming approach.
Specialty Treatment for Binge Eating: CARE IOP
In this presentation, Stacy Schilter Pisano, LMFT, CEDS-S gives an overview of our specialty program for Binge Eating Disorder, CARE IOP. Binge Eating Disorder is more prevalent than Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa combined, yet specialty programs are less common and may be more difficult to access. In response, CARE IOP, a virtual, stand-alone IOP, was researched and developed to meet the needs of individuals recovering from a pattern of binge eating. Offering weight-inclusive care and addressing the complex interplay of variables that contribute to binge or overeating behaviors, CARE IOP provides an opportunity to develop understanding, insight, skills and self-compassion related to one’s experience while focusing on the establishment of a peaceful relationship with food.
Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Eating Disorders
In this program, Alyssa Kalata, PhD, discusses the relationship between eating disorders and suicide. The session includes an overview of diagnostic criteria, prevalence rates, and quantitative and qualitative assessments of eating disorders, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. There is also a discussion on integrated case conceptualization, as well as a review on empirically supported interventions for suicidal ideation and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. The program closes with a review of key take-home points, an activity focused on helping participants translate training into practice, and a question and answer session.
Staying on Track: Evaluating Growth and Development in Adolescence
In this presentation, Leah L. Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED, discusses how supporting individuals with eating disorders as they return to adequate growth and development is vital. This workshop helps professionals detect early growth changes in youth with eating disorders by highlighting strategies for resumption of normal growth and development through a transdisciplinary lens.
Nutritional Treatment Approaches for Disordered Eating Patterns
In this presentation, Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RDN, CD, LN, discusses how normalizing eating and restoring a healthy relationship with food and eating is a primary eating disorder treatment goal. It will draw on research into the neurobiology, psychology, environmental and nutritional impacts of eating disorders, as well as a decade of clinical experience to provide a range of techniques related to the normalization of eating with clinical examples of each. Areas to be covered include establishing meal patterns, teaching self-monitoring, the establishment of a regular meal and snack pattern, reducing restrictive eating, reintroducing challenging foods, and practicing mindful eating. The numerous impacts on eating, both internal and external will be discussed, with strategies for maintaining normalized eating.
What to Ask: Assessment of Eating Disorders from Intake to Referral
In this presentation, Krista Crotty, LMFT, PsyD, discusses how diagnosing an eating disorder is not always easy. Due to the complex nature of eating disorders, assessment and diagnosis require special attention and training. This educational webinar will focus on the nuances of eating disorder assessment from the perspective of mental/behavioral health providers.
After the Assessment: Levels of Care and Why They’re Important
In this presentation, Dr. Jillian Lampert reviews eating disorder levels of care and why it’s important to be familiar with level of care options when working with clients who have or may have an eating disorder. Common questions regarding referral timing, presenting options to families, insurance coverage, and transition supports will be addressed to help equip providers and clinicians, particularly those in outpatient settings, with the tools they need to support their critical work.
Mind-Body Connection: Why We Practice Yoga in ED Treatment
In this session, presented by Amy Fogarty, DNP, RN, C-IAYT, and Becky Pike, MSW, LICSW, we explore why yoga is a supportive practice to integrate into eating disorder treatment.
Not Just a Phase: Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
In this presentation, Anna B. Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S, discusses how children and young adolescents have unique medical complications that may be harder to detect, often set in the context of growth and development. She also explains how some of these complications are irreversible if not detected early and treated aggressively.
The Family Dynamic: When an Eating Disorder is in the Family System
Family therapy/family care can be a critical component for both adults and adolescents in eating disorder treatment. In this presentation from Accanto Health’s Director of Clinical Outreach Education, Krista Crotty, LMFT, PsyD, details how support persons are instrumental in helping clients reach treatment goals and support progress in recovery. Equipping caregivers with tools and support is key in their confidence as supporting loved ones.
Beyond Picky Eating: Transdisciplinary Treatment Strategies for Treating Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
In this presentation, Anna B. Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S, and Leah L. Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED, discuss how Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) often begins in early childhood and brings the potential to derail physical and social development. One of the newer diagnoses in DSM-5, ARFID has presented providers with diagnostic and treatment dilemmas. This presentation walks through the foundational tenets of ARFID care using a multidisciplinary lens. Participants are presented with real-life treatment paradigms to illustrate novel strategies for supporting ARFID patients across a spectrum of ages, medical complexity, social impairment, and nutrition deficits.
Moving into Attunement: Joyful Movement is Possible
In this presentation, Stacy Schilter Pisano, LMFT, CEDS-S, and Shena Washburn, RDN, CD, CEDRD, identify motivators and obstacles to engagement in physical activity, review evidence-based literature to assess for problematic patterns, and collaboratively identify interventions that support ALL our clients to develop an attuned relationship with movement and their bodies.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Eating Disorders in Cis Males
Many providers feel prepared to identify and treat females with eating disorders, yet identifying and treating cis males with eating disorders may present challenges. In this presentation, Anna B. Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S, addresses current trends in eating disorders in cis males. In addition, she reviews distinct presenting behaviors. Dr. Tanner discusses how cis males are at risk for unique medical complications. Lastly, she explores the impact of newer diagnoses, such as ARFID, in identifying cis males with eating disorders.
Inviting the Body Back: When and How to Reintroduce Intuitive Eating in Eating Disorder Treatment
Intuitive eating can be an important and effective method for recovery from an eating disorder (ED). However, this approach isn’t recommended for most ED clients until further into the recovery process. In this presentation, Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RDN, CD, LN covers what intuitive eating involves, why it can be an effective adjunct to ED recovery efforts, and when and how to assist clients in employing this approach to support them in reconnecting with their internal hunger and satiety cues.
Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions: An Evidence-Based Guide to Treatment
In this session, Scott Crow, MD, Vice President of Psychiatry at Accanto Health, outlines psychiatric approaches to treating the most common co-occurring issues seen in those with eating disorders.