CE Course Descriptions 2022


AED ICED 2022 Conference
June 9-10 2022| CE/CME Credit Hours | Webinar |Introductory/Intermediate

About the Presentations:

The target audience for this continuing education program is mental health providers and clinicians working with individuals with mental health diagnoses. Materials are appropriate for learners with an introductory level of understanding about mental health concerns.


Adapting Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) for Delivery in a Virtual Group Format for Addressing Negative Body Image-4 CE Hours

The COVID 19 pandemic has resulted in an abrupt shift to the delivery of evidence-based treatments like exposure with response prevention (ERP) in virtual formats. Although body satisfaction is important in the maintenance and relapse process of eating disorders, novel formats for the delivery of treatments targeting negative body image are only now emerging. This represents an exciting time in the field for engaging more patients in evidence-based care in the virtual setting. The purpose of this workshop is to present a novel virtual group therapy approach for body dissatisfaction that is based on current best practices and has been used with older adolescents and adults in outpatient care. Participants will have a renewed appreciation for the importance of addressing body dissatisfaction as part of a comprehensive treatment program for eating disorders. Specific competencies reviewed include behavior theory, principles of exposure, STOP strategies for response prevention, and delivery of ERP in virtual formats.


Puberty to Postpartum: Reciprocal Relations between Eating Disorders and the Reproductive System-2 CE Hours

Eating disorders typically emerge and extend within key periods of reproductive change, with peak onset occurring around puberty and symptoms often continuing during critical reproductive years. Evidence suggests that the cascading influence of hormonal, appetitive, and weight changes surrounding reproductive events, such as puberty, conception, and pregnancy can have a profound influence on the development and maintenance of eating disorder symptoms. At the same time, eating disorder symptoms can have negative impacts on highly valued reproductive goals, such as healthy conception and gestation. In this panel, speakers will explore the complex interaction between the reproductive system and eating and weight concerns through key period of puberty, conception, pregnancy, and postpartum, highlighting primary areas of prevention and intervention across health care specialties to ensure positive reproductive outcomes. Further, they will highlight the gaps in this literature and the key areas of need for future research.


Bridging the Gap between Research and Clinical Implementation: Innovations and Novel Methodologies in Assessment and Diagnosis-1 CE Hour

Rapid advances in technology have yielded novel methodologies that can facilitate eating disorder assessment, diagnosis, and progress tracking for both research and clinical practice. These innovative tools have potential advantages over traditional methods including offering greater efficiency and providing more objective, naturalistic data. Yet, there remains a gap between the use of these new, promising methodologies in research and implementation in clinical settings. In order to help bridge this gap, the Assessment/Diagnosis and Technology & Innovations SIGS have come together to propose a panel focused on novel methodologies that can be used in assessment and diagnosis of eating disorders, including eye-tracking, digital applications, and sensor- and mobile-based technologies.

The Legacy of Hope Initiative: A Clarion Call For A Consensus-Based Approach To Identifying And Addressing Issues Fundamental To The Eating Spectrum Disorder Battle-1 CE Hour
This presentation explores the genesis and structure of a ground-breaking, consensus-based initiative (i.e., the Legacy of Hope Summit) involving a cross-disciplinary group of widely-respected eating spectrum disorder experts in the United States, as well as the recommendations they arrived at relating to: (1) the need for early detection, intervention, prevention; (2) the need to make specialized care more accessible, affordable, and accountable; (3) the importance of developing generally-accepted, evidenced-based standards of care; (4) the need for funding and conducting eating spectrum disorder research; and (5) the indispensability of audience-focused advocacy, education, and legislation in the eating spectrum disorder battle.


Adaptations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for a Pediatric Partial Hospital Program-1 CE Hour

This presentation will focus on why Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was chosen as the primary therapeutic modality for patients diagnosed with an eating disorder attending a partial hospital program (PHP) and the theory behind adapting DBT for this population. We will review how the program was established within a large hospital system, including barriers and successes. Finally, we will discuss what was done to adapt the five functions of DBT for our program and the role the different disciplines play in building and sustaining a DBT program.


‘Atypical Anorexia’ or ‘Weight-Stigmatized Anorexia-1 CE Hour
This workshop will highlight why treating AN and AAN as different presentations is potentially harmful, and at best unnecessary. Summarize the literature which demonstrates the similarities between the two presentations, including psychopathology and medical risk. Recommendations and guidelines will be provided for how to reduce weight stigma and therefore improve treatment for people with Atypical Anorexia.


Back to Basics: Medical Screening for Eating Disorders Using a Transdiagnostic Lens-1 CE Hour
Eating disorders can have medical complications that are potentially irreversible and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, the changing epidemiology of eating disorders patients and newer diagnoses creates new challenges in identifying and decreasing the risk of these medical complications. All providers in an eating disorders team can be part of a behavior-based medical evaluation to assist in this challenge. Many medical complications will present as abnormal laboratory findings or medical symptoms related to behaviors that all providers caring for eating disorders patients can learn to recognize. Not only could this approach help to decrease morbidity and mortality by correctly identifying patients at medical risk, but an understanding these issues can also be important in motivational interviewing, acceptance of treatment and monitoring progress in treatment.


Best Practices with a 'Top-Down' Approach: Providing Optimal Support for Eating Disorders Among Athletes Across All Levels of Care-1 CE Hour

Eating disorder prevention among athletes must consider the broader socio-ecological context, including all levels of an athletic system (not just the athlete). Creating a space that is supportive of athlete mental health relies upon collective efforts between all individuals who engage with them, including coaches, athletic and administrative staff, and clinical providers. However, we currently do not share universal guidelines for ‘best practices’ in these efforts, and our siloed approach has left many who engage with athletes feeling isolated and uninformed as to how best to ensure their mental and physical health. To address this conundrum, our Sport & Exercise-sponsored panel brings together experts on eating disorders and athletes to discuss a shared mission in creating ‘top-down’ shifts in systemic operations and policy that will work toward ensuring a psychologically healthy space for all athletes.



Body Image and Eating Disorder Prevention Across the Lifespan-1 CE Hour

Body image concerns are a major risk factor for disordered eating, and are prevalent across the lifespan. This presentation will cover the developmental features of adolescence, young adulthood, and mid-life that contribute to body dissatisfaction. We also discuss how prevention programs can target these developmental features to prevent eating disorders.


Construct validity of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire, revised weight, (AAQW-R) CAAP-R in a sample of Mexican students. Preliminary study-1 CE Hour

To obtain the construct validity of the CAAP-R (AAQW-R) in a sample of Mexican students from the states of Puebla and Tamaulipas.



Creating a collaborative approach between eating disorder therapists and dietitians-1 CE Hour

The theme of the presentation is the collaboration between dietitians and therapists, and how they can work with a client plus their significant systems in a way that is integrated and client-centered. The presentation opens up a conversation and invites participants to reflect upon their own lens and positioning in relation to: - Their various roles within the multidisciplinary teams (MDT) and how this has evolved. - Their experiences of collaboration between the dietitian and the therapist. Thinking about what can get caught within the therapeutic and dietetic interface, and the importance of collaboration in eating disorder work. - The uniqueness of our professional identities and how we view and respond to our individual differences. Finally we explore what ED clinicians need to consider in order to work collaboratively with a shared sense of purpose, focusing on the needs of the client.


Early intervention in under-represented groups-1 CE Hour

We will collectively explore some of the barriers to early intervention faced by under-represented groups. We will also identify strategies to facilitate more equitable detection of eating disorder cases and timely referral for treatment. The panel will involve presentations from four speakers, followed by moderator discussion and subsequent Q&A.


Efficiently Delivering Evidence-Informed Interventions for Eating Disorders: Group and Brief Adaptations of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Family Based Treatment -1 CE Hour

This presentation is a collaboration between the CBT and Universities SIGs and emerged from a desire to be creative and innovative in meeting the increasing demand for evidence-based care and interventions. Efficient and brief care continues to be a key priority as health care systems are strained, wait times are lengthy, and some treatment settings, such as clinics and University Counseling Centers, utilize brief treatment models and session limits. By providing efficient and evidenced-based care, more individuals have access to services and are able to receive critically needed support as they continue on their road to recovery.



Embodied Intersections and Social Justice: Enhanced Understandings through Mixed-Methods Research Programs-1 CE Hour

The study of embodiment and eating disorders at intersecting dimensions of social location poses methodological challenges, yet such explorations yield important implications for social justice, etiological theories, and interventions. Mixed-method research designs, which explicitly broaden and deepen understanding of processes through which outcomes and impacts emerge, may be particularly powerful approaches to studying embodied intersections. Through theoretical descriptions, research case studies, and guided activities, the workshop aims to equip participants with ways to apply mixed-method methodology, and share findings about embodied intersections and practice implications.


Embracing Change and Extending Reach: A Collaboration with Lived Experience Perspectives for Improved Eating Disorder Outcomes-1 CE Hour

This workshop will focus on the different perspectives of those with lived experiences with eating disorders (ED), and how we may collaborate for improved outcomes. Presenters will elaborate on how their experiences led them to careers in related research, support, and advocacy. Specific examples of contributions by those with lived experience and partnerships with colleagues will be related. The workshop will conclude with a moderated panel discussion about ideal collaborative relationships, some challenges to developing those, and some next steps that our ED community can take in these areas.


Extending the Reach of Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders with the Use of a Virtual Collaborative Care Model-1 CE Hour

In this panel sponsored by the Academy for Eating Disorders Technology and Innovations SIG, we will discuss technology use trends, trends in Telehealth for mental health and how to deliver innovative eating disorder treatment virtually. We will discuss a virtual collaborative care treatment model that includes various trained clinicians and mentors with lived experience. We will share clinical outcomes, case studies, and learnings on how eating disorder professionals can deliver collaborative, data-driven, and evidence-based treatment virtually.



Facing Complexity and Including Diversity-1 CE Hour

The still present crisis linked to the pandemic for COVID-19 has forced us to face new challenges. Patients, carers and healthcare professionals have discovered new complexity in the therapy of eating disorders. However, the new needs, the different therapeutic settings, the adaptation to change, or the transformation of the team and treatments are not only due to the pandemic. Facing the complexity therefore is an imperative for the future. The workshop will address the challenge of facing complexity by considering the paradigm of diversity, equity and inclusion as a new resource that can lead to new therapeutic perspectives in the field of eating disorders.



Family Based Treatment: Culturally Humble Tailoring in Community Settings-1 CE Hour

Eating Disorders affect a heterogeneous group of people often unrecognized due to biases that they primarily impact white affluent women/girls. As such, a culturally responsive approach is necessary to ensure that treatments are able to be as effective as possible for all patients. This panel includes licensed mental health counselors and psychologists who use FBT with diverse patients in community and hospital-based settings. We will discuss strategies for creating safe spaces to discuss culture, racism, and oppression in treatment (using identify wheels, using culturally responsive interviews routinely, use the LET UP Model (Crawford, 2012; Crawford, 2019). We will also discuss lessons learned, including adaptations which may be helpful when working with families from diverse ethnicities, races, gender identities, and patients with varied body sizes.


Guided Self-Help Family-Based Treatment (GSH-FBT) for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa (AN)-4 CE Hours

This presentation will review the research rationale and recent pilot trial outcome data for guided self-help family-based treatment (GSH-FBT) for adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. Presenters will discuss clinical experiences in delivering virtual GSH-FBT and highlight the similarities and distinctions between GSH-FBT and FBT delivered via videoconferencing (FBT-V). Additionally, the presentation will introduce adaptations of GSH-FBT in clinical settings, including multi-family group-based GSH-FBT and utilizing GSH-FBT as a referral strategy to manage outpatient clinic waitlists. This presentation will also provide an overview of the challenges of implementing GSH-FBT in a large, nationalized healthcare system. Finally, the presenters will discuss the utility of these interventions for adolescent eating disorders transdiagnostically and steps for future research.


How to make social media safer for teens in pandemic: the role of tech companies and Eating Disorders experts using social networks to raise awareness in Latin America-1 CE Hour

We will present a discussion panel on how social media companies like Meta are addressing Eating Disorders in their platforms and organizations and experts from Mexico, Brazil and Argentina are using Instagram to develop resources and campaigns promoting body respect, body positivity and body diversity across Latin America. This workshop will provide tools to understand the concepts of body image and body dissatisfaction and their relationship with social media and the pressure to achieve an ideal figure. Participants will learn how to make social media safe for adolescents (or any user in social media).



Implementing Innovative DBT-ED Programming at High levels of Care -1 CE Hour

Globally, eating disorder day treatment and inpatient programs report greater struggles meeting the need for clients with complex clinical presentations. While CBT approaches are considered a first-line treatment, more than 50% of patients do not respond adequately and relapse rates remain high. Research has highlighted that differential treatment approaches are needed for individuals presenting with co-occurring suicide, self-injury, trauma, and specific bio-temperamental characteristics. The need to target emotion regulation difficulties, sensory issues, and underlying personality traits is well documented in the literature. This workshop will present novel ways of implementing DBT adapted for eating disorders in higher levels of care.



Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT) for Binge Eating-4 CE Hours

This presentation will be a practical and clinically oriented overview of Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy. Participants will receive an overview of the underlying theory, as well as instruction in the fundamental clinical structure of the treatment, and a variety of clinical techniques and strategies. Additionally, participants will be familiarized with the scientific data supporting the efficacy of the treatment.



Moving Forward in Recovery from an Eating Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Evidence-Informed Trauma-Competent Psychoeducation Program that You Can Use Now-1 CE Hour

Eating disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently co-occur (ED-PTSD) and can share a functional relationship. Integrated psychotherapy addressing both eating disorders and PTSD is seen as important by clinicians and is preferred by affected individuals. However, it requires specialized clinician training and may not currently be practical to implement in many clinical settings. All clinicians and settings can realistically provide psychoeducation as a component of trauma-competent care that can help individuals with ED-PTSD engage with and complete eating disorder treatment. In this workshop, Dr. Trottier will share her psychoeducation workbook entitled Cognitive Behavioural Tools to Help You Move Forward in Your Recovery from Your Eating Disorder and Trauma. Implementation strategies will also be discussed.



Opportunities and Challenges in the Treatment of Patients with Comorbid Eating Disorders, PTSD, and Related Disorders -1 CE Hour

The treatment of PTSD and other trauma-related comorbidities in higher levels of eating disorder care remains an underdeveloped area of research as well as evidence-based practice. For patients with these comorbidities receiving inpatient or residential care, medical instability and psychiatric concerns of the eating disorder inhibit effective treatment of trauma-related presentations. Simultaneously, a history of trauma often is a maintaining factor for the eating disorder and may contribute to multiple readmissions to higher levels of care for eating disorder treatment. This panel aims to increase providers’ sense of trauma-focused treatment in higher levels of care for eating disorders, as well as close the gap of research and practice in acute care settings where treatment of both the eating disorder and trauma together can minimize hospital and RTC readmissions and maximize chances for outpatient stabilization to increase effective management of trauma long-term.



Positive Psychology Interventions for Eating Disorder Recovery: A Focus on Hope and Quality of Life-1 CE Hour

An eating disorder affects an individual’s cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being. Traditional treatment oftentimes focuses on changing negative cognitions to facilitate behavior change. A positive psychology model offers a novel approach that is built upon increasing the frequency and quality of positive emotions patients. Positive psychology principles have been underutilized in the treatment of eating disorders. This presentation aims to increase awareness of the potential benefits of positive psychology interventions to heighten positive emotions, and to teach ways to utilize these interventions in eating disorder treatment.



Sensitivity and Eating Disorders: Conceptualizations and Treatment Implications- 1 CE Hour

Sensitivity to sensory, emotional, and environmental stimuli has received increased attention as a potential contributor to the onset and maintenance of eating disorders, as well as a potential source of resilience (e.g., Sim & Peterson, 2021). Individuals with high levels of sensitivity have been conceptualized as being similar to "orchids," in which they thrive under ideal conditions but are negatively impacted by suboptimal conditions; in contrast, individuals who are considered to be similar to "dandelions" are more durable and consistently resilient under a variety of circumstances (Belsky, 2013). This workshop will focus on understanding eating disorders through the lens of sensitivity. Specific aspects of sensitivity including sensory processing sensitivity and central sensitization processes as well as the promise of neural plasticity will be discussed during the first portion of this workshop. The second portion will emphasize treatment implications in addressing sensitivity among individuals with eating disorders in clinical settings. Emerging eating disorder treatments targeting sensitivity including temperament-based interventions and interoceptive exposure will be described, as well as treatments that seek to optimize environmental conditions for sensitive individuals. Techniques for assessing sensitivity will also be presented. The critical importance of providing education about the complexity of sensitivity to individuals with eating disorders, their family members, and their care providers will be emphasized using clinical examples and interactive discussions. Finally, this workshop will highlight the potential advantages of sensitivity and how sensitivity can serve as a source of resilience for individuals in eating disorder treatment.


Shared and discipline-specific clinical responsibilities of therapists and dietitians in the treatment of eating disorders-1 CE Hour

Current clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of eating disorders endorse a multidisciplinary team approach which incorporates medical, psychological and nutritional input. While medical responsibilities are generally well-defined, there is limited research regarding the division of clinical responsibilities between psychological and dietetic team members in clinical practice, meaning there is considerable variability in how therapists and dietitians are involved in patient care. Each panelist will present their perspective of the role of dietitians and therapists in adult or child and adolescent treatment, including discussion of: (1) whether or not dietitians actually deliver first line therapies such as CBT-ED and FBT-ED (Maudsley and Family Based Treatment); (2) what is the role of therapists in addressing patients’ nutritional concerns; (3) when, how and to what degree dietitians and therapists use nutritional information as well as behaviour change techniques to assist patients to achieve recovery.



Stepping up our game: Advancing diversity and inclusion efforts with proactive mentoring across all levels of career development - 1 CE Hour

Through a review of research, personal reflection, and case study, this workshop focuses on how the eating disorder field and the AED can address diversity, equity, and inclusion through access, the training and professional environment, mentorship, and a reflection on why white spaces stay white.


Strategies for Improving Engagement and Communication with Primary Care Providers to Support Understanding of and Attitudes towards Adolescent Eating Disorders 1 CE Hour

Primary care providers are often the first point of contact for adolescents with eating disorders (EDs), but most lack adequate training in screening/diagnosis and management. There is a need to identify ways to optimally engage providers around understanding and managing EDs in the adolescent population. This workshop will review the current status of ED education in medical/nursing fields; describe strategies for improving communication with providers; and elucidate targets, content, and format of future educational interventions. The goal is to facilitate productive communication centered around education and advocacy to improve quality of healthcare for adolescents and families.

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The Future of Eating Disorder Treatment in a Virtual World: Data-informed Ethical Care During COVID and Beyond-1 CE Hour

The authors review the literature on telebehavioral health as well as the use of such in the eating disorder population under various circumstances (e.g., standard care, emergency care, continuity of care) including intensive outpatient programming . Best practices for provision of ethical virtual care including appropriate technology platforms, procedures to ensure client safety, and regulatory guidelines put forth by various agencies which affect clinical practice will be delineated. Level of care guidelines for those with eating disorders will be given in conjunction with an explanation of the special considerations for the effective, multidisciplinary treatment of those with eating disorders



The Male Eating Disorder Treatment Experience: Adapting the Current Model to be More Inclusive- 1 CE Hour

The COVID 19 pandemic has resulted in an abrupt shift to the delivery of evidence-based treatments like exposure with response prevention (ERP) in virtual formats. Although body satisfaction is important in the maintenance and relapse process of eating disorders, novel formats for the delivery of treatments targeting negative body image are only now emerging. This represents an exciting time in the field for engaging more patients in evidence-based care in the virtual setting. The purpose of this workshop is to present a novel virtual group therapy approach for body dissatisfaction that is based on current best practices and has been used with older adolescents and adults in outpatient care. Participants will have a renewed appreciation for the importance of addressing body dissatisfaction as part of a comprehensive treatment program for eating disorders. Specific competencies reviewed include behavior theory, principles of exposure, STOP strategies for response prevention, and delivery of ERP in virtual formats.



The Racial Past (and Present) of Weight Stigma-1 CE Hour

In this presentation, I will provide details into the racial origins of fatphobia. I will explain how fatphobia entered the medical field. Lastly, I will offer alternatives to "obesity science."


Treating Common Comorbidities in Eating Disorders-1 CE Hour

Studies indicate that approximately 70% of people with eating disorders (ED) experience comorbid psychiatric diagnoses, with the most frequent co-occurring conditions including PTSD, OCD, substance use disorders, and suicidality. Those who present to ED treatment with comorbid diagnoses tend to have poorer treatment outcomes, higher relapse rates, more severe medical complications, and less functionality in their daily lives. Existing evidence-based treatment models for EDs do not provide guidelines on when and how to integrate the treatment of co-occurring disorders. The awareness of limitations in our current treatment models has led to the promotion of integrating evidence-based treatments for comorbid psychopathology into ED treatment. In this panel discussion, we will discuss how the following evidence-based treatments may be integrated into ED treatment: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for treating multi-diagnostic and severe psychopathology including suicidality and substance use disorders; Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD, and Exposure and Response Prevention for the treatment of OCD.


While you are waiting: Promoting Active Waiting and recovery while waiting for eating disorder care- A multisystems approach-1 CE Hour

This workshop will explore the concept of Active Waiting and what can be done to support people waiting for care across service boundaries including support, primary care and clinical services. A variety of modalities will be discussed including group programmes, clinical guidelines, toolkits and App development.


Young People with Gender Dysphoria and Eating Disorders: Conceptualization and Treatment -1 CE Hour

This workshop aims to consider how eating disorders and body image concerns can differ in young people with gender dysphoria and EDs when compared to cisgender youth with EDs and to identify the key information clinicians need to know when working with these young people. Presentations will explore how we might adjust our conceptualizations of EDs in this population, briefly review the relevant literature, discuss assessment approaches and diagnosis, identify treatment adaptations that may be helpful, outline the role of medications and hormone therapies, and consider solutions to challenges clinicians may encounter in the work. Using several different case vignettes, presenters and participants will address questions about diagnostic impressions, choice of treatment approach, and implications of medical interventions.discuss what was done to adapt the five functions of DBT for our program and the role the different disciplines play in building and sustaining a DBT pr

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