Racial/Ethnic Culturally Responsive Treatment of ED

When:  May 7, 2024 from 14:00 to 15:00 (ET)
This educational webinar offers an exploration of adapted treatments for eating disorders specifically within racial and ethnic minority groups. Highlighting the need for tailored therapeutic approaches, this session will discuss the populations traditionally involved in the development of the most effective eating disorder treatments and the necessity for cultural adaptations. Key discussion points will include a detailed presentation on a study focused on loss of control eating among Black teenagers. This study underscores culturally relevant factors that potentially influence treatment outcomes, emphasizing the importance of incorporating cultural awareness into therapeutic practices. Furthermore, the webinar will explore findings from a multinational study involving adolescent girls from Australia, China, India, and Iran. This segment aims to illuminate cross-cultural differences and similarities that are critical in understanding the risk factors associated with appearance and eating concerns among populations typically underrepresented in eating disorder research. Our goal is to equip participants with a deeper understanding of the critical considerations needed to deliver effective treatment to minoritized populations. This includes recognizing and addressing the often overlooked cultural distinctions within diverse Asian countries and beyond, fostering a more inclusive and effective approach to treatment.