Workshop A

Workshop A Concurrent Discussions/Activities

Embodied Intersections and Social Justice: Enhanced Understandings through Mixed-method Research Programs

Jerel P Calzo, PhD, MPH

San Diego State University

Co-Authors: Allegra Gordon, School of Public Health, Boston University; Niva Piran, University of Toronto

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key components and types of mixed-method research designs as they apply to advancing health equity and social justice.
  2. Implement findings, implications, and lessons-learned from applications of mixed-method research about embodiment and eating disorders into one’s own research questions.
  3. Apply an intersectional lens on embodiment and eating disorders to one’s own approaches in practice and social justice work.

Reaching low- and middle- income countries: Ensuring the culturally-appropriate validation and development of body image and disordered eating measures and interventions

Helena Lewis-Smith, PhD, MSc, BSc

University of the West of England, Bristol

Co-Authors: Kirsty Garbett, Centre for Appearance Research, UWE Bristol; Meghan Dhillon, Lady Shri Ram College; Phillippa Diedrichs, University of the West of England

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the importance of validating measures within the specific cultural context within which they will be utilised.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how to cross-culturally adapt and validate eating disorder scales.
  3. Identify the barriers and challenges to applying eating disorder prevention programmes in new cultural settings and develop strategies to overcome these.

    While you are waiting: Promoting active waiting and recovery focus in people with eating disorders waiting for services

    Sara McDevitt, MB, BCH, BAO, MD, MRCPsych, MMedEd

    HSE Ireland and UCC

    Co-Authors: Michelle Clifford, HSE; Harriet Parsons, Bodywhys

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Gain understanding of active waiting and early intervention.
    2. Develop strategies to enhance active waiting in their service.
    3. Consider the impact of co-production.

    Sensitivity in Eating Disorders: Conceptualizations and Treatment Implications

    Carol Peterson, PhD (Professor)

    University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Co-Author: Leslie Sim, Mayo Clinic

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the concept of sensitivity as a potential risk and resilience factor in eating disorders.
    2. Participants will be able to identify different aspects of sensitivity that can be targeted in eating disorders treatment.
    3. Participants will be able to describe specific therapeutic techniques that can be used to address sensitivity in eating disorders.

    Breaking bread - Exposure informed strategies for meal coaching and eating with your outpatients

    Colleen Schreyer, PhD

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Co-Authors: Irina Vanzhula, Angela Guarda

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Summarize the literature on Exposure and Response Prevention informed approaches to the treatment of eating disorders.
    2. Develop the structure for a meal-based coaching session utilizing exposure-based techniques for outpatients with eating disorders.
    3. Identify skills-based strategies to reduce distress and encourage food completion during meal-based coaching sessions.

    Back to Basics - Medical Screening for Eating Disorders Using a Transdiagnostic Lens

    Anna Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S

    Accanto Health

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify medical complications associated with restrictive, binging, purging and selective eating disorders behaviors.
    2. Summarize key components of an initial screening for medical concerns that incorporate all eating disorders diagnoses across the current epidemiological spectrum.
    3. Describe unique medical concerns that coincide with selective eating disorders and that may be missed by traditional medical screenings.