SIG Roundtable B

Bridging Gaps Toward Best Clinical Practices - SIG Roundtable Discussions

Bridging the gap between research and clinical implementation: Innovations and novel methodologies in assessment and diagnosis

Christina Ralph-Nearman, MSc, PhD

University of Louisville

Co-Authors: Andrea Phillipou, Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia; Andrea K. Graham, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; K. Jean Forney, Ohio University; Caitlin Shepherd, Smith College

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify novel methodologies and their benefits for eating disorder assessment and diagnosis.
  2. Describe common barriers to implementation of novel methodologies in routine clinical practice.
  3. Explain potential strategies for bridging the gap between the use of novel methodologies in research and clinical practice.


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

Dori Steinberg, PhD, MS, RD

Equip Health

Co-Authors: Brittney Lauro, Equip Health; Cara Bohon, Equip Health; Jennifer Derenne, Equip Health; JD Ouellette, Equip Health

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the disparities in access to evidence-based treatments for eating disorders.
  2. Discuss the potential benefits and common concerns about virtual interventions for evidence-based eating disorder treatment.
  3. Learn strategies to increase engagement leveraging the power of lived experience among members of the care team.


Opportunities and Challenges in the Treatment of Patients with Comorbid Eating Disorders, PTSD, and Related Disorders

Jennifer Campbell, MSW, LCSW


Co-Authors: Eva Schoen (PhD), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Adult Psychology; Melissa Coffin, PhD., CEDS-S, Monte Nido & Affiliates & McLain Coffin Counseling; Kathryn Trottier, PhD., C.Psych., Toronto General Hospital & University of Toronto; Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DLFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, CEDS-S, Medical University of South Carolina & Monte Nido & Affiliates

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the difference between trauma informed care and trauma-focused treatment for eating disorders.
  2. Identify recent research outcomes regarding trauma-focused treatment in higher levels of care.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of different clinical interventions and program modifications for eating disorders and trauma in inpatient and residential settings.


Treating Common Comorbidities in Eating Disorders

Kimberly Claudat, PhD

UC San Diego Health Eating Disorders Center

Co-Authors: Jessie Menzel, UCSD Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program; Shelly Hindle; Karen Mitchell

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the rationale for integrating evidence-based treatments into ED treatment for PTSD, suicidality, substance use disorders, and OCD.
  2. Describe readiness criteria to identify when it is appropriate to address common comorbidities in EDs.
  3. Utilize several methods to assess and target common comorbidities in EDs.