Anorexia Nervosa: Nothing Atypical About It
Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS-S
Jessica Barth Nesbitt, MA, RD, LD, CEDRD
Meredith Nisbet, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S
Weight stigma remains a present and ongoing challenge in our healthcare setting, which can impact an individual’s access to care. Individuals diagnosed with Atypical Anorexia Nervosa can experience weight stigma leading to a delay in necessary treatment and even praise for weight loss despite having the same psychological burden, medical complications, and risks that an individual in a smaller body who is diagnosed with anorexia nervosa experiences. This presentation will review how diet culture and weight stigma impact eating disorders and discuss ways to support individuals in diverse bodies who are diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Presenters will review proper assessment techniques and treatment interventions. In addition, the presentation will address ways to challenge weight stigma within the treatment setting and support patients in navigating weight stigma outside of treatment.
The target audience for this continuing education program is mental health providers and clinicians working with individuals with mental health diagnoses. Materials are appropriate for learners with an introductory level of understanding about mental health concerns.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to
- Discuss diagnostic criteria and interventions recommended for individuals diagnosed with Atypical Anorexia.
- Describe the impacts of diet culture on body image and disordered eating.
- Discuss weight stigma and be able to describe 1-2 ways to support patients with navigating weight stigma.
Available Continuing Education Credit
- Eating Recovery Center, LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEU) for completion of this activity.
- Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6815 Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Eating Recovery Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- This activity is jointly provided by Your CE Source and Eating Recovery Center, LLC . Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Eating Recovery Center is approved in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) through the joint providership of Your CE Source. Your CE Source is accredited by the ACCME to provide 1.5 continuing medical education credits for physicians.
- Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Eating Recovery Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood Anxiety Center has received Approved CEC Provider Status by NASW Colorado for Unlimited educational programs
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