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Eating Disorders: Basics & Beyond

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COURSE STRUCTURE

This 12-hour, three-module online workshop provides healthcare providers with foundational training in eating disorders. Participants can expect to focus on the latest clinical research on causal and maintaining factors, assessment guidelines, and foundational psychoeducational and CBT interventions to improve early detection, treatment, and referral when needed.

ModuleDateTimeCredit*
1Eating Disorders: Identification, Causes and MisconceptionsFebruary 10, 2022 (Thu)8:00pm – 12:15pm EST4 hours
2Early Interventions for Treating Weight, Shape, and Food IssuesFebruary 17, 2022 (Thu)8:00pm – 12:15pm EST4 hours
3Managing ED Thoughts and Increasing CommitmentFebruary 24, 2022 (Thu)8:00pm – 12:15pm EST4 hours

*Total continuing education credits for this course are equal to 12 hours.
Each 4-hour session includes a 15-minute break.

Download Workshop Outline

The demand for eating disorder (ED) treatment has never been greater. Over the course of the pandemic, the number of people suffering from an ED and seeking professional help has increased substantially. Waiting lists for hospital programming and for private eating disorder centres are exceptionally long. Chronic in nature, highly debilitating, and associated with extremely high mortality rates, eating disorders can’t afford to wait. A recent statistic from the Academy for Eating Disorders reported that someone dies as a direct result of their ED every 52 minutes.

Given the severity and the sheer demand for services, it is reasonable to expect that most healthcare practitioners will have, on their caseloads, a number of patients with EDs. Stigma, misconceptions, and a lack of clinical resources continue to impede early detection, proper assessment, and necessary treatment. Signs and symptoms are often missed. Thus, it is imperative that all clinicians have foundational knowledge to aid in prevention, early detection, and foundational treatment interventions.

This 12-hour, three-module online workshop provides healthcare providers with foundational training in eating disorders. Participants can expect to focus on the latest clinical research on causal and maintaining factors, assessment guidelines, and foundational psychoeducational and CBT interventions to improve early detection, treatment, and referral when needed.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain to clients how eating disorders are rooted in neurobiology
  • Administer, score, and interpret four standard self-report measures of an eating disorder
  • Identify the four indicators of life-threatening ED symptoms
  • Assist clients in modifying negative thoughts about body, weight, shape, and food
  • Integrate six strategies to enhance engagement during the ED treatment process

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop targets health care professionals with basic therapy experience or knowledge of eating disorders, specifically those who are interested in learning how to integrate ED care alongside other treatment approaches, or within a broader healthcare context.

Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation, a private Clinic specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. She has an established reputation for her work as a therapist, clinical trainer, researcher, program director and consultant.

A distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Dr. Federici is a recognized authority on eating disorder treatment and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Her work has been presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters. She also serves as the elected Co-Chair for the Suicide and DBT Special Interest Group for the Academy for Eating Disorders. In 2019, Dr. Federici was awarded Businesswoman of the Year by the Meridian Women of Excellence Committee for her outstanding contributions to the community and to the province. In 2020, she was awarded the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) Community Health Promotion Award for Outstanding Individuals in recognition of her commitment to the enhancement of healthy lifestyles in her community. She has had a considerable impact on the field through her leadership and expertise.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Federici has developed a robust training program, a wide network of allied health professionals, and a treatment centre in an underserved and rural region of Ontario. She has provided more than 100 lectures, workshops, and invited talks on eating disorders, DBT, the adaptation DBT for EDs, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and personality disorders. Known for her engaging and authentic style of training, Anita has become a highly sought-after consultant for numerous hospitals and community-based organizations across North America who are seeking to improve treatment programs or expand access.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Since 2016, Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute workshops have been approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. One credit is awarded for each hour of the CE activity. CPA and CCPA requires full attendance to obtain CE credits. Once the workshop is completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

MODE OF DELIVERY
To assure confidentiality and privacy for the workshop presentation, we use the online virtual training platform ZOOM 5.0 for health care which is PIPEDA & PHIPA compliant.