One of the benefits of membership in the Academy for Eating Disorders is access to our Online Virtual Library of educational webinars, which allows you to learn about current practices and research within the Eating Disorder Community at your convenience, 24/7. Current AED members can browse and view webinars in the Library here.

Follow this link if you are not a current AED member, or you wish to learn more about membership in order to gain access to the Library.

Upcoming Webinars

When/how to treat PTSD during ED treatment process
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10am EST
With Dr. Karen Mitchell

Webinar Description:

Dr. Mitchell will provide background information on the comorbidity of PTSD and eating disorders among men and women. She will discuss potential mechanisms of their comorbidity. She will provide an overview of the leading cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD and eating disorders and ways in which these disorders could be treated concurrently or sequentially.

About Dr. Karen Mitchell:

Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, she has been a staff psychologist at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System since 2009. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology, with a sub-speciality in Quantitative Methodology, at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. While in graduate school, she also completed a pre-doctoral fellowship on an NIMH T32 in Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Dr. Mitchell completed her pre-doctoral internship in Health Psychology at the Cleveland VA Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her research interests include eating disorders, obesity, behavior genetics, PTSD, and complementary and alternative medicine (particularly yoga). Methodologies used include twin modeling, network science, epigenetic mechanisms, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling. She recently completed an NIMH K01 investigating gene-environment interplay in the comorbidity of PTSD and disordered eating. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Mitchell’s clinical interests include eating disorders, PTSD, and health psychology, including obesity and metabolic disorders.

Integrating psychotherapy and medication in the treatment of eating disorders
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 12:30pm EST
With Dr. James Mitchell

Webinar Presentation:

Both psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies can be used in the treatment of eating disorders, and their joint usage can be integrated into a comprehensive treatment approach. This presentation will review the published treatment literature in this area, which remains limited. However the main focus will be on providing practical recommendations regarding when and how these approaches can be integrated. At times this will involve a sequenced approach when initial interventions result in less than optimal outcomes or as maintenance strategies, or when both are initiated together at treatment onset. Specific protocols stipulating certain psychotherapies and specific medications will be offered.

About Dr. James Mitchell:

Chester Fritz Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, The University of North Dakota. Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Past-President, the Eating Disorders Research Society, and recipient of the EDRS Visionary Award for Research. Past-President, the Academy for Eating Disorders, and recipient of the AED Lifetime Achievement Award. Recipient of the National Eating Disorder Price Foundation Award for Research Excellence, and the American Academy for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Circle of Excellence Award for Research. Author on more than 600 scientific publications and author or editor of 18 books.