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(Low Cost) Webinar: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Course Title: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Summary:  Eating disorders have the highest premature mortality rate of all mental illnesses. The medical complications associated with eating disorders are further exasperated when substance use is also present. In this pre-recorded video presentation, Carolyn Costin guides practitioners on the treatment of people with both eating disorders and substance use disorders. Carolyn helps professionals develop an understanding of the unique complications when the disorders coexist and identifies overlapping behaviors and unique considerations for treating this population. This course includes specially selected excerpts from “The Eating Disorder Sourcebook" to expand upon the material in the video presentation.

Presenter: Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED.  LMFT#: 13192 (California) LMFT#: T0535 (Oregon)

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. ~Identify 2 ways in ways in which eating disorders and addiction are similar.
  2. ~Name 2 common instruments used to screen for chemical dependency/substance use.
  3. ~Identify one major difference between how the speaker treats eating disorders and how the speaker treats addictions.

CE Credits Offered (Contact Hours): 2.0.  Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6849. 

Cost: $40.00

Estimated time to complete course: 2 hours.

Target Audience: This course is intended for all health and mental health providers, educators, and researchers interested in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

Relevant Teaching/ Learning Methods/ Course Materials:  This course is offered via an online format.  Instructional methods utilized in this course include online reading materials, a video handout, a course quiz, a course satisfaction survey, and a pre-recorded audio/ PowerPoint presentation using clinical case studies to link learning to clinical practice.  An online discussion board is available to encourage collaborative learning by allowing participants to discuss the material, share ideas, and get feedback from other participants.   (Use of online discussion board is not required for course credit.)  Additionally, learners are provided with the contact information for the course presenter and course administrator for any questions or concerns related to course content or operation.

Credibility: While there is no research directly testing the efficacy of the approach used in this course, the interventions described rely upon core cognitive behavioral, client-centered, family systems, developmental, and attachment theory concepts, all with extensive empirical foundations.  Additionally, as founder of Monte Nido & Affiliates, Carolyn Costin initiated a peer-reviewed outcome study of the program’s success while under her clinical direction and while using many of the approaches in this course.

Registration:  therapyschool.litmos.com/self-signup/register/492183?type=1