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Veiled Struggles: The Cost of Professional Ignorance in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Virtual
1.5 CE Hour
Clinical

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Description

In the realm of eating disorder recovery, the landscape is fraught with challenges stemming from outdated perspectives and unaddressed biases among professionals. Despite strides in understanding, many clients continue to suffer silently, their struggles exacerbated by societal stigmas surrounding food, body image, and weight. This presentation delves into the pervasive issue of professionals practicing from antiquated viewpoints, shedding light on the detrimental consequences for clients and providers alike. By exploring prevalent biases, overlooked disorders, and therapeutic pitfalls, this presentation offers an opportunity for introspection by removing the veils of ignorance and offering an empathetic approach to eating disorder treatment.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this course is to increase understanding of eating disorders in all forms and genders while promoting compassion for the personal biases we carry about food, body, and weight.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast disordered eating and eating disorders.

  • Identify 3 common biases providers have when working with a client with an eating disorder diagnosis.

  • Describe 2 commonly overlooked eating disorders.

  • Utilize case conceptualizations to identify mistakes within therapeutic interaction that can damage rapport.

  • Identify personal biases related to food, body and weight to begin addressing prior to/while working with clients struggling with an eating disorder.

References
  • Halbeisen, G., Braks, K., Huber, T. J., & Paslakis, G. (2022). Gender Differences in Treatment Outcomes for Eating Disorders: A Case-Matched, Retrospective Pre–Post Comparison. Nutrients, 14(11), 2240.

  • Marcelin, J. R., Siraj, D. S., Victor, R., Kotadia, S., & Maldonado, Y. A. (2019). The Impact of Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: How to Recognize and Mitigate It. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 220(Supplement_2), S62–S73.

  • Puhl, R. M., Latner, J. D., King, K. M., & Luedicke, J. (2014). Weight bias among professionals treating eating disorders: Attitudes about treatment and perceived patient outcomes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(1), 65–75

  • Thompson-Brenner, H., Satir, D. A., Franko, D. L., & Herzog, D. B. (2012). Clinician Reactions to Patients With Eating Disorders: A Review of the Literature. Psychiatric Services, 63(1), 73–78.

Clinical
Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Substance Use Disorder Professionals

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by MHM365. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Erica Trocino, MC, LPC-S, CEDS-C

Erica Trocino is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in Arizona. As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Consultant, Erica’s professional background developed as a therapist, Clinical Director, and then Executive Director at world-renowned residential trauma treatment centers. Currently, Erica owns and operates a virtual private practice offering trauma-based therapies. In her free time, Erica wrote a children’s book with the message of self-acceptance and enjoys creative outlets like painting and nature. Erica is a wife, mother of two children, and four pets, and an Arizona State University alumni. (Go Sun Devils!)

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