Earn Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education and Continuing Medical Education Credit Program


Eating Recovery Center supports AED's continuing education program as an approved provider for the following credentialing bodies within the United States, some of which are also accepted by sister organizations around the world:

  • American Psychological Association 
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration 
  • American Medical Association
  • American Nursing Association

Available Continuing Education Credit 
Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Eating Recovery Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

 

The activities on this page are jointly provided by Your CE Source and Eating Recovery Center. They been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Your CE Source and the Eating Recovery Center. Your CE Source is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education. 


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Webinars

The following webinars offer continuing education and continuing medical education credit for a fee. To purchase the webinar simply click on the Register Here link and access will be sent to you via email. Instructions for navigating the system can be found here.

Navigating Eating Disorders for Health Care Professionals 

Cost:

  • Member: $65 USD for the series
  • Non-Member: $90 USD for the series
  • CE/CME: $30

CE/CME Credits Available:  6


Presenters

Ishitaa Bhatia
Rhea Kishnanim
Ishitaa Bhatia, ANutr, MSc
Rhea Kishnanim, MA, MEd

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About this Event:

Learning Objectives:

  • To sensitise health care professionals about Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
  • To enable health professionals to reflect and be aware of their biases and its impact on their patient engagement and care
  • To identify signs and symptoms of disordered eating
  • To be able to offer informed and appropriate care to patients as a first point of contact

This course will benefit all current and to-be health care professionals,especially:

  • General Practitioners
  • Specialists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Gynecologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Bariatricians
  • Psychologists and Mental Health Counselors
  • Nutritionists and Dietitians

Disordered eating and eating disorders is a pressing concern that significantly affects the Asia-Pacific populations. Approximately one in five young Asians are reported to experience disordered eating. Unfortunately, the dearth of research and knowledge of eating disorders in the region, coupled with the lack of awareness and rigid socio-cultural conditioning creates  healthcare professionals (HCPs such as doctors, therapists, nutritionists, RDs, psychiatrists etc.) who harbor limited empathy and sensitivity around such presenting concerns. Due to this, the physiological and psychological impact is highly overlooked and underreported in these regions, especially South Asia. 

First of its kind, ‘Navigating Eating Disorders in Healthcare Professionals’ (NEDHCP) aims to provide psychoeducation and sensitise HCPs through a South-Asian lens. It provides the latest evidence on pertinent topics that contribute to and perpetuate EDs. To be able to identify red flags, symptomologies and provide appropriate guidance as first-person contact. Early diagnosis of EDs and prompt referral to ED specialists could enable faster recovery for the populations suffering with the same. ED-sensitised HCPs are the need of this hour in our healthcare. The NEDHCP course imparts practical information and clinical skills to HCPs that they could immediately start implementing after this course. 

  • Module 1: introduces the course and its speakers 
  • Module 2: speaks about the eating behaviour spectrum, identifying the point at which eating can be termed as ‘disordered eating’ and/or moving onto a full blown eating disorders.  
  • Module 3: explores socio-cultural conditioning and explores weight stigma and its consequences along with practical exploratory exercises.
  • Module 4: explains the effect of media culture and body image 
  • Module 5: touches upon nutritional considerations 
  • Module 6: provides recommended clinical practices


    About the Presenters:

    Ishitaa Bhatia is a Mumbai-based consulting nutritionist and founder of The Nutrition Project. She holds two masters (MSc.) degrees in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Mumbai, India and University College London, UK. She is a Registered Associated Nutritionist (ANutr.), from the Association for Nutrition, UK; as well as a member of the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) and Nutrition Society India (NSI). She has completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) from the ED unit at University of Oxford (CREDO).

    Ishitaa holds a special interest in children and young adult patient population. Her passion lies in consulting patients to bring about long-term changes in nutritional behaviours. She specialises in eating disorders and clinical nutrition; and often works with multidisciplinary health-care teams. She identifies as a body-positive HAES-aligned nutritionist with her practice stemming from the principles of Intuitive Eating.

    The Nutrition Project strives to provide accurate scientific nutrition information through social media- in addition to mending clients’ relationship with food and their bodies. It aims to provide for a safe, sustainable self-care eating framework.

    Rhea Kishnani is a mental health counselor and the founder of a private counseling center, Mind Heal(th) in Mumbai, India.  She has completed her double masters, Ed.M. Psychological Counseling and M.A. Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. She has significant counseling and teaching experience in the United States and is professionally affiliated with Psi Chi Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, American Counseling Association and the National Eating Disorder Association, USA.

    Her clinical specializations involve working with clients experiencing issues around anxiety, eating disorders, life transitions, interpersonal issues, empowerment and spiritual search for meaning-making through a trauma informed framework. Mind Heal(th) strives to create a non-judgmental space wherein a trauma- relational framework is adopted that helps individuals explore their innate healing capacities along with examine various systemic factors that contribute to their support, safety, recovery and transformation.



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    Evidence-Based Treatment and Eating Disorders: A General Practitioner’s Guide

    The series is offered in both English and Spanish, with closed-captioning provided.

    Cost:

    • Member: $160 USD for the series
    • Non-Member: $200 USD for the series

    CE/CME Credits Available: 5

    Lucene Wisniewski

    Speaker: Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED

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    Eating disorders (EDs) are serious and difficult to treat psychiatric illnesses which frequently co-occur with medical complications, psychiatric conditions, and ambivalence toward recovery. Early diagnosis and prompt intervention, based on a developmentally appropriate and evidence-based multidisciplinary team approach is the ideal standard of care.  However, if you are not an ED specialist, identifying and assessing the ED, deciding among the various treatments available and knowing when you need to refer to a higher level of care can be overwhelming. The good news is that there is a vast literature to guide these decisions!

    During this webinar series, AED FellowLucene Wisniewski, PhD emphasizes integrating cutting edge research and evidence-based protocols into real-world clinical practice to help the general practitioner feel more confident treating EDs. 

    Sessions 1-2 of the workshop provides an overview of how to identify and diagnose an ED in adults and adolescents, decide upon the appropriate level of care (outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospital, residential and inpatient) and treatment approach based on diagnosis, case conceptualization and available resources.  Special attention is given to how to execute this effectively in clinical practice. 

    Sessions 3-4 discusses how to assemble a multidisciplinary treatment team and review the basic elements of evidence based ED care. Finally, session 5 reviews how to know if the treatment is effective and what to do if it is not, and how to know if you need more training.  

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this workshop, the attendee should be able to:

    1. diagnose and assess a client with an eating disorder.
    2. identify factors involved in evaluating the need for a higher level of care
    3. articulate the evidence based treatments for ED clients
    4. evaluate if treatment is successful
    5. identify how to assemble a multidisciplinary treatment team


    About the Speaker: 
    Dr. Wisniewski provides expert training and education in evidence-based treatments to therapists and other medical professionals both in person and online. She is a world-renowned lecturer, expert and fellow at the Academy for Eating Disorders, a global professional association and leader in eating disorder treatment. In addition, she has served on the academy’s board of directors and as the co-chair of its Borderline Personality Disorder special interest group. Over the past 25 years, she has taught hundreds of workshops locally and internationally, and has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters.

    Dr Wisniewski currently holds an adjunct assistant professor of psychological sciences appointment at Case Western Reserve University. Her passion and commitment lies in matching evidence-based treatments with her clients’ needs, as well as helping therapists become masters in using these industry-leading treatments to inform clinical practice.

    Dr. Wisniewski has more than 25 years of clinical and program development experience. From 2006-2014, she served as clinical director and co-founder of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment program offering evidenced-based care. From there, she served as the chief clinical integrity officer from 2014 to 2017 at The Emily Program, a multi-state eating disorder treatment center.

    Dr. Wisniewski provides expert eating disorder treatment using evidence-based therapies, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Maudsley Family Based Therapy, to address eating disorders, depression, anxiety and emotion management, among others. She is an internationally recognized expert in eating disorder treatment, earning some of the highest awards and accreditations in the industry. In 2013, she received the Outstanding Clinician Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders to acknowledge her contribution to the field of eating disorder treatment. Dr. Wisniewski is committed to the success of her clients.

    IJED Articles

    As a member of AED you are already receiving and reading your International Journal of Eating Disorders. However, through our partnership with Eating Recovery Center, we are now offering  continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credit for 12 articles that appear in the International Journal of Eating Disorders during the year.

    Your CE Source designates 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  for each individual IJED article. Individuals should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Professionals can access CE post-test evaluation attestation and certificate using this link with activity code AEDIJED