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Feb 04, 2022 | 7:00AM - 1:00PM (MST)

East Coast Symposium

5 CE/CME Credit Hours
Presented by
Elizabeth Easton, PsyD

Elizabeth Easton, PsyD

National Director of Psychotherapy for Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center

Learn from our thought leaders and treatment experts about the treatment of eating disorders. 

About the Presentation(s):

Addressing Trauma in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: An Integration of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches 

1.5 CE/CME Hours.  Presented by Kim Anderson, PhD, CEDS-S

The extant literature supports the existence of a strong connection between eating disorders, traumatic experiences, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Clinicians are faced with these co-occurring difficulties on a regular basis and need guidance for the successful management of these challenging cases. Despite the accessibility of empirically supported treatments for eating disorders and PTSD individually, integrated treatments for this common comorbidity are lacking. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy- Enhanced (CBT-E), a leading evidence-based and transdiagnostic treatment for eating disorders, has been applied effectively for adults and adolescents at all levels of care. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a first line treatment approach for PTSD. This presentation will provide an overview of an integrated approach to the treatment of eating disorders and PTSD using a cognitive behavioral model. An update on the literature, a review of the stages of treatment, and a sample protocol combining CBT-E and CPT will be presented. Practical therapeutic strategies and case examples will be discussed throughout.

Emotional Blocks-An EFFT Approach to Burnout

2.0 CE/CME Hours. Presented by Elizabeth Easton, PsyD, CEDS

A presentation focused on the role of emotional blocks in relationships between clinicians, caregivers and loved ones, including the effect of burnout.   We discuss what defines and contributes to burnout for caregivers and clinicians.  We will then review the Emotion-Focused Family Therapy interventions that can support identifying and moving through emotional blocks.  

An Update on Psychiatric Genetics

1.5 CE/CME Hours. Presented by Harry Brandt, MD

This presentation will review the research literature on the genetic underpinnings of eating disorders and other psychiatric diagnoses, such as depression, that are often comorbid with eating disorders.  Dr. Brandt will summarize recent findings and discuss the current consensus for the role of genetics in the development of psychiatric illnesses. Particular attention will be paid to the microbiome, as the microbiome is genetically influenced and has been implicated in psychiatric illness.

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