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The 15th Annual Eating Recovery and Pathlight Foundation Conferences Focus on Treating Complex Mental Health Disorders with Timely Presentation Topics and Strategies for Lasting Recovery

May 30, 2023

Two virtual conferences taking place over three days, August 23-25, will offer up to 30 CE/CME/CNE credit hours

Denver, CO – May 30, 2023 – It has never been more challenging to deliver quality, patient-focused mental health care. From navigating new state regulations that may conflict with medical and ethical guidelines to addressing the ongoing effects of the pandemic, frequent forward-thinking, evidence-based training is imperative for providers. The 15th annual Eating Recovery and Pathlight Foundation Conferences, taking place virtually August 23-25, are packed with topics vital to mental health clinicians in 2023 and expertly designed to provide the knowledge and tools to support superior care for patients struggling with eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders. All details and registration are available on the conference website here.

With 20 original presentations, the conferences will address treatment of marginalized populations; social media’s impact on mental health; psilocybin and mental health treatment; medication management; and shame. The presentations will offer evidence-based insight and tools, with highlights including:

  • The Importance of Gender-Affirming and Celebratory Care with Moe Ari Brown, LMFT. Moe Ari is one of the leading mental health experts in the realm of transgender identity with a keen understanding of the intersectionality of race, gender identity, and spirituality as well as their impact on the way individuals pursue belonging and authenticity in their lives. 
  • The Kids are Not Okay: Impact of Weight Stigma on Children and Adolescents with Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP, Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS-S, and Rebecka Peebles, MD.
  • Culturally Affirming Care: Mental Health From the Eye of the Beholder with The Institute for Anti-Racism and Equity in Mental Health: Mazella Fuller, PhD, LCSW, CEDS-S, Charlynn Small, PhD, LCP, CEDS-S, Carolyn Coker-Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS, and Norman Kim, PhD.
  • The Art and Science of Psilocybin: The Truth About Treatment with Natalie Gukasyan, MD.
  • Building Community: Partnering With Nonprofit Organizations to Support Lasting Recovery with Allyson Emig, LCSW and Rachel Rifkin, LMHC, MA, EdM along with industry-leading nonprofits.
  • We Still Have a Lot to Learn: Filling the Gaps in Eating Disorder Treatment with Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED, Stephanie Setliff, MD, CEDS-S, Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, Harry Brandt, MD, and Doug Bunnell, PhD.

The conferences are geared toward physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitians, social workers, educators, and members of advocacy organizations who are interested in learning from some of the most distinguished experts and thought leaders who are helping to advance the modern-day treatment of mental health disorders.

While saving time and expense attending an all-virtual conference, attendees won’t lose the opportunity to network with presenters, each other, and leading nonprofits in mental health. Live Q&A sessions, case consults, resource-sharing, and breakout sessions will all take place for personal, meaningful connection.

Various ticket options, as well as the ability to watch all sessions through the end of the year, make attending the conference cost-effective and convenient for busy healthcare providers. Ticket options include:

  • The Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Conference, August 23 & 24: For professionals who do not specialize in eating disorders but want to learn the latest innovations in mental health treatment, the Pathlight conference will provide up to 15.0 CE/CME/CNE credit hours.
  • Eating Recovery Conference, August 24 & 25: For professionals interested in specific eating disorder curriculum, the ERC conference will provide up to 15.0 CE/CME/CNE credit hours, with presentations exploring the challenges of treating eating disorders.
  • Both Conferences: We understand that many professionals have caseloads including individuals with eating disorders and mood and anxiety diagnoses. You can register for both conferences and earn up to 30.0 CE/CME/CNE credit hours.

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