Eating Disorders – Basics and Beyond
Presented by: Erla Leon, PhD
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am
(two contact hours)
The Guidance Center, 2nd Floor Training Room
1301 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
CONTENT OF TRAINING
This is an introductory course about Eating Disorders. It covers the basics for clinicians who have minimal experience with Eating Disorders, clarifies the DSM-5 criteria for Eating Disorder diagnoses, and goes beyond the basics in offering a comprehensive understanding of Eating Disorders and their treatment. In addition to diagnostic criteria, it addresses common temperament traits, factors contributing to Eating Disorders, goals and components of treatment, stages of change as they relate to the treatment of Eating Disorders, as well as the role of family in treatment, and the need for dietary structure in terms of a meal plan. The course will help clinicians to develop a good understanding of the complexity of Eating Disorders in terms of the contributing factors that span the personal (genetic, personality) and societal (culture, media), and the complexity of the components of treatment. Clinicians will also gain practical tools in better assessing Eating Disorders in their clients and increasing competence in understanding the needs of their clients with regard to treatment, the need for a team, and the need to assess/refer to the proper level of care.
- List 5 types of Eating Disorders
- List 4 character traits associated with eating disorders.
- Identify 5 possible levels of care for working with clients with eating disorders.
- Describe 3-5 components of treatment for addressing eating disorders.
- Identify 3-4 aims of eating disorder treatment.
- Identify 3-4 aims in working with families of clients with eating disorders.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers who want to develop knowledge and skills about eating disorders in adolescents and how to treat the disorders in an outpatient context. Unlicensed and trainees are also welcome to attend though program content will be at the postdoctoral/post-licensure level.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Leon is the Assistant Clinical Director at Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment and prior to that as the program director at Center for Discovery. She has over two decades of experience working as a therapist and administrator in eating disorder treatment programs and in behavioral medicine.
The Guidance Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Guidance Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts programs offered by approved APA sponsors of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
There is no commercial support for this CE program or instructor. There are no known conflicts of interest.
For additional questions regarding this training, please contact the program administrator, Dawn Vo-Jutabha, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.