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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

Author: Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP
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Course Created: 2022

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for eating disorders is a treatment package of behavioral and cognitive strategies. This learning material focuses on patients who are not medically at-risk and who need a behaviorally-based psychotherapy to treat their eating disorder. Notably, determining if a client is medically at-risk is a medical decision and best practice would dictate that therapists, at a minimum, coordinate with the primary care practitioners to assess medical needs when eating disorders are present. Designed for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and counselors this learning material discusses transdiagnostic treatment of eating disorders, provides clinical case examples, demonstrates a newer transdiagnostic protocol, and reviews cultural considerations. The length of CBT treatment for eating disorders varies depending on client presentation. The latter portion of this learning material presents an abbreviated 10 session format of CBT for eating disorders for patients who are not underweight.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the clinical presentations of eating disorder diagnoses.
  • Describe the transdiagnostic CBT model of eating disorders.
  • Describe the protocol for brief CBT for non-underweight patients with eating disorders.
  • Identify cultural factors that affect the treatment of eating disorders.

Course Syllabus

Eating Disorder: Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Case Examples
Transdiagnostic CBT for Eating Disorders: Broadly Applicable Themes and Interventions
Brief CBT for Non-Underweight Patients with Eating Disorders
Case Example: Brief CBT for Non-Underweight Patients with Eating Disorders
Cultural Considerations 
Summary, provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 07/08/21-07/08/24. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

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