CE Detail for 2019 HEAL Conference

Presentation Detail and Learning Objectives

Honoring Gender Diversity in Eating Disorder Treatment:  Beyond the Binary
Rachel Porter PsyD, Lead Therapist at The Estate, Clinical Care Advocate at Carolina House
with guest Emmy Johnson

In the past few years, research has started to catch up to what so many folks already knew: transgender individuals are much more likely than cisgender individuals to experience an eating disorder. Despite this, competent care for transgender people remains a challenge to find in the eating disorder field. This presentation will discuss the prevalence of eating disorders across diagnoses and the gender spectrum, the unique expressions of eating disorders within the transgender population, what goes into creating an inclusive environment for individuals of all genders and gender presentations, and ways eating disorder treatment needs to move forward. We will also explore some of the most challenging aspects of eating disorder care for transgender individuals, for example: untangling the web of gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia.
1. Recognize various eating disorder presentations in transgender individuals.
2. Define ways to provide inclusive eating disorder treatment at all levels of care.
3. Explore the differences between body image dysmorphia/distress and gender dysphoria and the ways
the two interact within an eating disorder experience.

The Cultural Culinary Challenge:  Managing Varying Nutritional Needs in Eating Disorders Care 
Leah L. Graves RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED, Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services
Veritas Collaborative

The culinary environment in our society is a diverse, changing landscape. Individual’s with eating
disorders and their families are presenting to treatment with an increasing number of dietary
limitations. Popular dieting belief, food trends, nutritional science, cultural and spiritual heritage all
must be considered when assisting any individual to make adaptions to eating patterns but have more
significance for the eating disorders population. This workshop will provide insight into some of the
common dietary restrictions and limitations that individuals with eating disorders and their support
systems identify at the initiation of care discussing how to assess and manage this delicate and
important aspect of treatment. Participants will receive guidance on how to script conversations
regarding change in support of a healthy nutritional state and eating disorder recovery.
This session is not approved for NBCC credit
1. Identify at least 3 dietary limitations patients coming to eating disorders treatment may request.
2. Understand the current method to assess a patient for food allergy.
3. List at least 2 approached for challenging a patient/family regarding a dietary restriction.

The Insider’s Guide to Autism Spectrum and Eating Disorders
Kim Clairy OTR/L, Founder of Autism Out of the Box LLC

Current research asserts those with eating disorders who exhibit increased Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) traits have the poorest treatment outcomes. Studies also show that ASD is overrepresented in the eating disorder population. This data has spurred additional research. Unfortunately, qualitative accounts from individuals with both disorders are lacking. Additionally, it has been found that clinicians often lack confidence and knowledge when working with ASD clients. I am an adult with Autism who is in recovery from an eating disorder. For recovery to happen everyone involved in the treatment process had to learn about the unique challenges of Autism and its impact on eating disorders. During this highly interactive session I will share both my story and professional knowledge. Participants will learn about common ASD traits and how those traits can mimic and/or impact eating disordered behaviors. They will also learn treatment considerations unique to the ASD individual and will have the opportunity to touch, explore, and ask about various coping tools that will be on display.
This session is not approved for NBCC credit
1.  Identify signs and symptoms of ASD in teens/adults.
2.  Describe ASD traits and how they can mimic and/or affect those with eating disorders.
3.  Discuss barriers and treatment planning considerations for the ASD client with a co-occurring eating disorder.
4.  List multiple coping strategies to maximize outcomes and minimize barriers for the ASD client in group, inpatient, and outpatient settings.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Tell You What it Means to Be Me! (Working with parents, partners, and families)
Adrienne Ressler MA, CEDS, F.iaedp, Vice-President Professional Development, The Renfrew Center Foundation

Individuals in a position to support and enhance their loved ones’ recovery process often find themselves feeling frustrated, confused and helpless despite their heartfelt intentions. It doesn’t have to be that way.  For everyone involved, the complexity and stress of the healing process can be demystified by use of methods that enhance communication, clarity, and compassion. This session will address the powerful effects of empathy, non-verbal communication and the use of metaphor to help caregivers form positive pathways that lead to authentic and respectful relationships with those they love.
1.  Explain the role of repetition and reinforcement in eating disorder self-talk.
2.  Define both compassion and empathy.
3.  List 3 ways in which respect can lead to enhanced communication.
4.  Give 3 examples of positive non-verbal communication.
5.  List 2 reasons why metaphors are so effective.

CE Detail – (6) CEs

CE Learning Systems, LLC

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Association of Social Work Boards
CE Learning Systems (Provider #1020) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2016 – 02/23/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors
CE Learning Systems and Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders are cosponsors of this program. The co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. CE Learning Systems is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

CE Certificate Information
A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at [email protected]

*Dietitian Instructions for submitting the activity to CDR to earn CPEUs