360 Eating Disorder Training Initiative

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 workshops are available on both Relias and the web!

 Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to Treat Emotional Eating, Binge Eating, and Bulimia

Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED; Clinical Director, The Center for Evidence Based Treatment Ohio & Case Western Reserve University

Binge eating disorder (BED), characterized by binge eating without compensatory behaviors and bulimia nervosa (BN), characterized by binge eating with compensatory behaviors, affect approximately 5% of individuals world-wide. Emotional eating, the tendency to eat in response to affect, occurs in BED and BN but in non-eating disordered individuals as well. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for BED, BN and emotional eating. Unfortunately, many therapists do not have adequate training in this model to be able to effectively offer this treatment. Moreover, outside of large metropolitan centers, access to evidence-based treatments for BED, BN or emotional eating are limited.

The current workshop will present two researched models of using DBT to treat emotional eating, binge eating and bulimia. The first model (Safer, Telch & Chen, 2009) proposes using a 20-week, two-hour outpatient group therapy format for clients with binge eating disorder (BED) or bulimia nervosa (BN). The second model (Safer, Adler & Masson, 2018) proposes the use of a Guided Self Manual which may be offered in person or via teletherapy.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

The Missouri Eating Disorders Council announces an opportunity for you to receive FREE online training in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) and continuing education credits as part of its Training Initiative!

As part of our Training Initiative, we are offering Missouri clinicians the opportunity to access our interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) online training platform free of charge! IPT is an evidence-based treatment for adolescents and adults with eating disorders but can also be used for a variety of other problems, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, making it a very versatile, evidence-based intervention. IPT is well received by therapists and clients alike!

Our interactive site features:

  • Video training course so you can learn at your own pace
  • Library of clinical vignettes that show common patient-therapist scenarios
  • Downloadable manuals and handouts
  • Responses to FAQs and the opportunity to “Ask an Expert”

Screening, Sympton Recognition, and Referral to Treatment for Eating Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care Settings

Online training webinar offering FREE CME credits for MDs, NPs, and PAs from the Strategic Training Initiative for Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Eating Disorders Coalition, supported by the federal Office on Women’s Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This training is designed for primary care providers who treat children, adolescents, and/or young adults. Presenters are Sara Forman, MD and Holly Gooding, MD, MSc, both of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

There currently is a lack of training opportunities on this topic for primary care providers, which results in disparities in diagnosis and treatment and missed opportunities for healing and recovery.

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 Alsana Treatment Centerand Beth Harrell, MS, RD, formerly 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

School Nursing & Eating Disorder Detection, Intervention and Care

In this online training webinar designed for school nurses, Stephanie Bagby-Stone, MD Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at University of Missouri, gives an overview of current definitions, presenting concerns, risk factors, and warning signs of eating disorders. Comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions are also discussed. She focuses in on topics specific to eating disorders in school settings including methods of recognition and intervention. Treatment is described, as are other resources for students with eating disorders and their families.

Improving Care for Transgender Individuals with Eating Disorders

Stephanie Bagby-Stone, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at University of Missouri, gives an overview of eating disorders in transgender individuals, risk factors, medical complications, psychiatric co-morbidity and treatment guidelines.

Movement in Eating Disorder Treatment:  From Compulsion and Clinging to Flexibility and Freedom

Presented by Riley Nickols, PhD, Director of the Victory Program at McCallum Place.

Research supports the safe and gradual integration of physical activity into eating disorder treatment once an individual is medically stable, nutritionally compliant, meeting treatment targets, and has demonstrated an ability to adhere to physical activity guidelines. It is important that the eating disorder treatment team collaboratively supports individuals to establish balanced fitness practices with the intent to develop a more wholesome and joyful relationship to physical activity.  This presentation will highlight the cultivation of flexibility and freedom that can result by targeting compulsive and unwholesome exercise practices through supportive integration of movement during treatment.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft of Washington University in St. Louis at fitzsimmonse@wustl.edu, 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.