CE Detail for 2020 HEAL Conference

Presentation Detail and Learning Objectives

Body Talk: Using Storytelling & Metaphor to Understand & Treat Body Image Distress
Anita Johnston, PhD, CEDS-S, Clinical Director, Ai Pono Hawaii; Executive Director of Eating Disordered Programming, Integrative Life Center; Author, Eating in the Light of the Moon; Creator, Light of the Moon Cafe

Once an esoteric psychological concept, body image is now a household word, in part due to the ever-expanding role of the mass media in promoting unreasonably thin bodies as the standard of beauty. In eating disorder recovery, body image issues are often the first to show up and the last to leave. More often than not, a weight loss diet is the precursor to an eating disorder, and sometimes long after disordered eating behaviors subside, the struggle with body image remains. This presentation shows how to use metaphoric language to shift the focus away from how we look to how we see, to recognize the deeper meaning beneath the struggle, and to find freedom from body image distress.
Target audience: Clinical and general public
1. Identify the role of symbolic language in negative self-talk about the body
2. Explain how metaphor functions as a change agent
3. Use metaphor as a tool for understanding and treating body image issues
4. Explain how negative emotions get expressed through negative body image
5. Use storytelling to understand body image issues

Caregiver Empowerment – An EFFT-Informed Approach
Elizabeth Easton, PsyD, CEDS, Regional Clinical Director/Co-Director of Family Institute at Eating Recovery Center 

The role of caregivers in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults has become the focus of many areas of our field, particularly eating disorders. Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is focused on harnessing the power of the caregiver in order to foster their role as the ‘agents of healing.’  My work with the co-developer of the model, Dr. Adele Lafrance, has been instrumental in my and my team’s success in supporting and empowering caregivers over the last few years. I hope that by learning some of the concepts, professionals will walk away with some of the ‘advanced caregiver skills’ that EFFT can provide in order to support this transformation in their work and the lives of their patients and families.
Target audience: Clinical and general public
1. Identify the 4 components of EFFT
2. Learn to use Emotion Coaching with patients and caregivers
3. Identify potential emotional blocks for caregivers that may interfere with Emotion Coaching and Behavior Coaching
4. Identify potential emotional blocks for clinicians that may interfere with supporting caregivers

Staying in Your Lane – Until You Can’t: Balancing Scope of Practice & Competent Client Care
Anna M. Lutz, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S, Nutrition Therapist, Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy and Sandra Wartski, PsyD, CEDS, Psychologist, Silber Psychological Services

Best practice guidelines and current research for treatment of people with Eating Disorders (ED) emphasize the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach; however, there are times when ED providers’ scopes of practice overlap and encroach. Given the complexities of the illness, providers can be faced with situations in sessions that are out of their area of expertise but require in-the-moment response.  Concern of stepping on toes can hold a clinician back from best practice and, conversely, operating outside of scope can lead to ineffective or dysfunctional teams; either extreme can interfere with client recovery. In this workshop, a nutritionist and a psychologist will together explore treatment team members’ true scopes of practice, where they overlap, and strategies and skills for navigating those moments when a clinical situation falls outside of our usual skill set.
Target audience: Clinical
1. Describe the scope of practice of the psychotherapist and dietitian on an eating disorder multidisciplinary treatment team.
2. Compare and contrast the ways in which RDs and other team members approach the topics of food, eating, emotions and psychological issues in the treatment of Eating Disorders.
3. List strategies and tools for coping with clinical situations requiring skills on the edge of the clinician’s scope of practice.

Recognizing and Effectively Treating Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Jodi Petry, MS, OTR/L, BCP, SCFES, Independent Occupational Therapy Contractor: Duke Health System and Virginia E. Covington, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Duke University Medical Center – Duke Center for Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences — Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience Division 

Picky eating is normative in many small children but how do you know when picky eating is really Avoidant Restrictive Feeding Intake Disorder (ARFID)? Learn to recognize the common symptoms, patterns, and experiences of children and families living with ARFID.  In this presentation, we describe the rationale, unique considerations, and implementation of a mindfulness-based parent-child intervention. Second, we review research of unique considerations in the implementation of disgust re-conditioning and address oral sensitivities in children.  Intervention uses sensory strategies (e.g., observing sensory habituation) and food exposure hierarchies (e.g. investigating differences in taste based on tongue placement) that manipulate “body feelings” to help children learn about the senses, their bodies, and the interaction with food. By re-contextualizing disgust experiences as experimental explorations, the intervention aims to create a fun, curious, context that increases a child’s willingness to try new foods and expand the repertoire of acceptable foods.
Target audience:  General practice
1. Learn to how to confidently diagnose ARFID
2. Explain the role of oral sensitivity, anxiety, and disgust in the emergence and maintenance of AFRID
3. Describe the unique features of AFRID that warrant attention in intervention design
4. Explain how to address unique issues that arise in the management of ARFID
5. Teach attendees to identify sensory sensitivities, consider sensory hierarchies, and other food explorations as core features of intervention.

Binge-eating Disorder: An Evidence-based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
Christine M. Peat, PhD, LP, Director, National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill

The presentation will provide an overview of binge-eating disorder, its various presentations and comorbidities, and evidence-based approaches to treatment. It is designed to give clinicians up-to-date information on the disorder, leading-edge research on its treatment and ways to both identify patients and engage them in treatment. The importance of early detection and the challenges of engaging patients in treatment in a diet-obsessed and weight stigmatizing culture will be discussed. Case studies will be used to characterize the disorder and vignettes will help illustrate the use of evidence-based treatment in the management of binge-eating disorder.
Target audience: Clinical and/or academic
1. Identify warning signs and symptoms of binge-eating disorder
2. Describe various evidence-based treatment options for binge-eating disorder
3. Understand the challenges involved in identifying binge-eating disorder and engaging patients in evidence-based treatment
4. Review specific techniques and interventions that can be used in treating patients with binge-eating disorder

CE Detail – (10 possible) CEs

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American Psychological Association
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National Board for Certified Counselors
CE Learning Systems and Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders are co-sponsors 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 business 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