Treatment for Complex Eating Disorders: Best Practices for Providers

Jill Sechi, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, LD&nbsp;and&nbsp;Meredith Riddick, LPC, CEDS-S&nbsp;present&nbsp;&ldquo;Best Practice Collaboration for Providers Who Treat Eating Disorders&rdquo; at the 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Denver Downtown. Learn more here.
Eating disorder treatment professionals: when your patients relapse (for some individuals, this will be inevitable), do you know how to guide them through that experience? And do you know when to refer these patients out to a more appropriate level of care?
Eating disorders can be deadly. Therefore, the daily quest in treatment is to help patients develop the skills they need to overcome destructive eating disorder behaviors and thought patterns. As professionals, our job is to help our patients maintain the progress they make in therapy for the long term. 
Best practices for treating eating disorders
We know that effective eating disorder treatment requires guidance and expertise from highly skilled professionals. Today’s providers have a responsibility to stay educated on the latest science and research regarding effective eating disorder treatment. They must also collaborate and consult on cases that are most challenging.
On October 11th, Jill Sechi, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, LD and Meredith Riddick, LPC, CEDS-S will be presenting a workshop focusing on removing obstacles that may arise for eating disorder treatment professionals. Sechi and Riddick will address effective collaboration, consultation and supervision of eating disorder therapists, dietitians, medical providers and other ancillary treatment team members.
Notoriously complex and difficult to treat, eating disorders can leave providers — particularly newcomers to the field — fraught with uncertainty, fear and even overconfidence. Quality collaboration, consultation and supervision is an absolute must — along with ongoing training and education.
As members of the treatment team, we can find it amazing to watch our patients learn and practice new skills in the controlled treatment environment, but the true reward is when we witness patients applying these skills to real-life settings outside of treatment. We can help patients put the necessary recovery safeguards in place so that they can step back into their lives with confidence and thrive in recovery. Effective treatment prepares patients for a life where they are more fully present and fully engaged.
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Patients will, at times, agree that their eating disorder behaviors are harmful — yet they continue to use these behaviors because they often are serving a purpose. If we fail to effectively treat our patients’ eating disorders, they will continue to use their behaviors as a way to numb the stress and distress in their lives. The results can be devastating.
Join us on October 11th as Jill Sechi and Meredith Riddick discuss emerging complexities and advances in research and clinical practices, providing training and experiential tools appropriate for various points in the continuum of care. Together with their warm, personable and witty style, Jill and Meredith will open a dialogue with conference attendees to work on healthy problem-solving strategies for best practice collaboration among eating disorder professionals.
“Best Practice Collaboration for Providers Who Treat Eating Disorders” takes place at the 11th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Denver Downtown.
Learn more about the conference here and sign up to attend in person or via Livestream.
Jill Sechi, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, LD is the Owner of Wellness Coaching & Nutrition Therapy, PLLC in Katy, TX. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist – Supervisor.

Meredith Riddick, LPC, CEDS-S, is an EMDR-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist – Supervisor. She has also completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Meredith is with Harmony Therapy Group with locations in Texas and Virginia.


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