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Overcoming Obstacles in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder: Strategies for Identifying & Treating Patients
October 1, 2021
Free
1.5 CE Hours
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Description

The U.S. healthcare system has been alarmed about the “obesity crisis” since the 1980’s. The medical  community continues to battle back with programs that emphasize diet, exercise, behavioral change,  medications, surgery, and devices. The outcomes and long-term results have been disappointing and the  numbers of overweight and obese individuals have begun to rise again despite these costly and redundant  efforts. Equally concerning has been the rise in eating disorders in people of higher weight that may stem in  part from a society bent on weight bias, thin privilege, diet gimmicks and weight loss.  

Since the DSM-V recognized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) as a disease back in May of 2013, the public has been gradually introduced to the reality of psychological component of eating and the consequences of  failing “to change the mind before changing the body.” Though BED has become more publicly recognizable, effective specialty treatments (IOP, PHP and residential) have been undermined by insufficient third-party reimbursement and procrastination on the part of patients to seek treatment.  

This presentation is designed to address the numerous loss of control eating disorders including BED;  Bulimia Nervosa; Other Specied Feeding and Eating Disorders; Night eating syndrome; grazing; compulsion/ addiction; emotional eating; and post bariatric complications. An outline of the various evidenced based interventions will include therapeutic, nutritional, medical, sleep and activity solutions. Also discussed are the  challenges of integrating treatment for people with BED and loss of control eating with the traditional eating  disorder population. The presentation includes an explanation of their unique needs of BED and Loss of  Control Eaters. Finally, the questions on when to refer to a higher level of care and what constitutes long term  recovery will be addressed.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Objectives

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

  1. List 5 eating disorders that are associated with loss of control eating besides Binge Eating Disorder
  2. Explain how bariatric surgery can evolve into an eating disorder several years’ post-surgery
  3. Discuss at least 3 major therapeutic interventions that have been scientifically approved to effectively treat Binge Eating Disorder
  4. Review the various techniques in designing an activity program for the Binge Eating Disorder and Loss of Control eating population
  5. Identify 5 reasons that indicate when a patient needs to considered for a higher level of care in the treatment of binge eating disorder
  6. Describe the differences in experiencing fullness and satisfaction
CE Details
Introductory
General

This program has been approved for 1.5 CE clock hours in Diagnosis by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

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.

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 programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0125.

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. ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ. 

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.

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 1.5 Diagnosis hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
*Registration ends October 1 at 12:30 PM CDT
Dr. Ralph Carson

Ralph Carson, CED-RD, RD, PhD – Senior Clinical and Research Advisor to ERC (Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight. Dr. Ralph Carson is a clinical nutritionist and exercise physiologist with over 40 years of experience in the treatment of addictions, obesity and eating disorders. Prior to joining ERC, Dr. Carson was the Executive Director of FitRx in Brentwood, Tennessee, an outpatient program for people of size struggling with both medical and psychological complications of binge eating. He is also a clinical consultant to Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In addition to his successful consulting practice, Dr. Carson is committed to community education and teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals specializing in exercise therapy, sports nutrition, eating disorders, addictions and obesity. He was a faculty member of the University of Alabama at Huntsville for over 20 years and a nutritional advisor to numerous university athletic departments (University of Alabama and Tennessee). He is a working board member of iaedp and recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in nutrition (2019). He speaks regularly to professional and lay audiences alike in the US and internationally. Dr. Carson is the author of Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruit and The Brain Fix: What’s the Matter with Your Gray Matter, and has published more than 20 articles and book chapters.

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