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Working With Disorders of Body Image: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals - Revised

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2013

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Body image is a complex issue with behavioral and interpersonal consequences of body image concerns. This course will explore Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity and provide a framework for treatment of these problems. This revised course includes updated information on BI and DSM-5 classifications.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) 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

  • Defining body image
  • Discuss the continuum of body image disturbance
  • List common tools for assessment
  • Discuss DSM-5 disorders related to body image
  • Describe approaches to the treatment of body image

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Defining Body Image
  • Body Image Disturbance
  • Body Image Development
  • Assessment of Body Image
  • DSM-5 and Body Image
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Multi-Determined Nature of BDD
  • Therapeutic Interventions for BDD
  • Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
  • Multi-Determined Nature of Eating Disorders
  • Treatment of Body Image Disturbance

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This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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