The Missouri Eating Disorders Council Training Initiative is offering online training in evidence-based practices for eating disorders. These are top-notch trainings conducted by renowned eating disorder experts and will give providers the skills they need to treat eating disorders effectively. These trainings are available on both Relias and the web!

Evaluation, Treatment, and Medical Management of Eating Disorders

This training conducted by Kim McCallum, MD of McCallum Place and Washington University School of Medicine, focuses on the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders. Cases are used to spur discussion from a medical, psychiatric, and team leadership perspective. Assessment, medical complications, psychiatric comorbidities, and treatment of eating disorders (including levels of care and psychological and psychotropic treatment options) are covered with a focus on core concepts and decision points. Dr. McCallum is a board certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA), and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS). This training is geared toward clinicians, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family medicine physicians/pediatricians, and counselors.

Relias Look up code: MOCMHC-manageED

Password: MOEDC2017

Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders

This is a training in family-based treatment for adolescents with eating disorders conducted by Jim Lock, MD, PhD of Stanford University. Eating disorders have long been considered to be chronic and intractable mental illnesses that are difficult to treat. However, the introduction of Family-Based Treatment (FBT) or “Maudsley” for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa has changed the way we think about the treatment of these disorders. FBT has been found to be effective with children and adolescents, with between 50-70% of patients achieving recovery after a year of treatment. FBT works to empower parents to manage their child’s eating disorder through a firm, compassionate focus on renourishment efforts and then to transition of control back to the adolescent.The importance of a return to normal development, both in eating and in the child or adolescent’s daily living, is essential for preventing relapse and rounds out the end of treatment. FBT is the first line of treatment for child and adolescent eating disorders. The training is geared towards clinicians, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family medicine physicians/pediatricians, and counselors. This training will prepare you to understand the background, theory, and application of FBT. This training utilizes an interactive format, including clinical discussion, role plays and lecture.

Relias Look up code: MOCMHC-FBT

Password: MOEDC2017

Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Dietitians and Other Providers

This training, conducted by Jessica Setnick, MS, RD of Remuda Ranch, covers evidence-based best practices for dietitians and other providers related to the identification, assessment, and treatment of eating disorders. Topics covered include: how to identify an eating disorder using two simple questions; signs to look for that treatment for an eating disorder is warranted; lab signs indicative of an eating disorder and vital sign criteria for hospitalization; and basics of nutrition counseling and care. While most the presentation is geared toward dietitians, the first hour contains useful information for all providers about eating disorders, and a range of providers looking to educate themselves further about eating disorders may also benefit from the training in its entirety.

Relias Look up code: MOCMHC-EDBootcamp

Password: MOEDC2017

Early Identification of Disordered Eating & How You Can Help

This training, conducted by Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD of Castlewood Treatment Centerand Beth Harrell, MS, RD, CEDRD of Children’s Mercy Eating Disorders Center, provides guidelines for identifying, assessing, and treating eating disorders for dietitians and other health providers who work as part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Topics include how to identify an eating disorder, signs to look for to determine if treatment for an eating disorder is needed, the collaborative roles for each member of the treatment team, lab and vital sign criteria that indicate the level of treatment necessary, when to refer to a higher level of care, and basics of nutrition counseling through the different phases of the recovery process.

Relias Look up code: MOCMHC-earlyED

Password: MOEDC2017

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft of Washington University in St. Louis at, Executive Director of the Missouri Eating Disorders Council’s Training Initiative. Please keep the online training links confidential and do not share this information with providers outside the state of Missouri unless approved by Dr. Fitzsimmons-Craft.


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