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2023 Virtual College Symposium: Addressing the Rising Need in College Mental Health

Mar 15, 2023 | 8:15am - 4:00pm (MDT)
12 CE/CME/CNE hours
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Access to this event is available until March 15

Please join us for our inaugural virtual college symposium on eating disorders and mental health. Earn up to 12 continuing education credits in this two-day, free event as we discuss important topics to help you to meet the growing mental health needs of student on your campus.

The need for mental health services on college and university campuses has reached critical levels. Our inaugural Virtual College Symposium is a free resource to help you and your center meet the growing need for mental health care on campus. Join us for two days of continuing education about the identification, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of eating, mood and anxiety disorders in the college population. 

Presentations will be recorded and everyone who registers for the symposium will be given access to watch the recordings on-demand and earn continuing education credits.

Part 1

Conference Welcome (No CEs)


Eating Disorders (1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours)
Amy Gooding, PsyD and Adee Levinstein, MS, RD, LD, CEDS-S
Identification and Inclusive Assessment, and Diagnosis of Eating Disorders on Campus*

Summary: This presentation will seek to educate college and university staff about the components of a comprehensive eating disorder assessment including daily food intake, purging behaviors, binge behaviors and level of body image dissatisfaction. Presenters will use case examples to illustrate comprehensive assessment and coordination of resources on campus to assist in referring a student to an appropriate level of care. Special attention will be paid to how eating disorders may present differently within vulnerable populations, including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students. The presenter will highlight how discrimination and racism can lead to a greater threat to developing an eating disorder, as well as the importance in providing culturally competent care to ensure students from these groups are engaged in therapy and that the provider is considerate of obstacles that may impede therapeutic rapport and treatment compliance. 


Eating Disorders (1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours)
Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP and Steven Crawford, MD
Medical Management of Eating Disorders on Campus*

Summary: This presentation will address how to identify, treat and support students with eating disorders on a college campus. Clinical vignettes will be presented to highlight common presentations that should raise suspicion of eating disorders in patients who do not disclose their struggle with food, body image or exercise. Discussion will include a review of practical ways in which medical office staff can provide a therapeutic environment for recovery as well as common pitfalls which can trigger symptoms in patients who struggle with eating disorders. The presentation will review the most common medical complications of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and the most effective treatment methods. Finally, the presenter will explain how to identify when a patient needs a higher level of care and how to reduce barriers for patients to pursue this care. 


Mood & Anxiety (1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours)
Kelly Souza, PsyD, CEDS
Identification and Assessment for Students at Risk of Mental Health Concerns

Summary: This presentation will review identification and assessment of mental health concerns in college-aged populations. Discussion will include risk factors that may contribute to the development of mood and anxiety disorders. Specific topics will include the impact of trauma on mental health, mental health in individuals with ADHD, mental health in marginalized populations, and the rise in anxiety and panic in college students.  


Eating Disorders and Mood & Anxiety (1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours)
Aimee Keith, PsyD
Treatment Approaches for the Short-Term Treatment Model

Summary: This presentation will review evidence-based treatment approaches for mood, anxiety and eating disorders, such as CBT, CBT-E, DBT, and ERP. Discussion will include applicable skills and tools that can be used within a short-term treatment model. 


Part 2

Conference Welcome (No CEs)


1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours
Anne Kubal, Ph.D., CEDS-S
Identifying Students at Risk: Managing Suicidality and Self Harm on Campus

Summary: -This presentation will examine prevalence of suicidal ideation and behaviors and NSSI within a college student population, review evidenced-based practice related to effective intervention strategies, explore protective factors, and discuss clinical implications for mental health professionals working with a college student population.   


Eating Disorders and Mood & Anxiety (1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours)
Howard Weeks, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFAACAP and Deb Michel, PhD, CEDS-S, FAED
Doing More with Less: Partnering and Referring for Specialized Care

Summary: Given the higher acuity of mental health concerns and the growing demand for services, many colleges and universities are looking for additional support to meet the needs of their students. This presentation will review key indicators that a student may need additional support and various levels of support that are available.  


Eating Disorders and Mood & Anxiety (1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours)
Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS-S
Crucial Conversations: Motivating Students to Get the Care they Need*

Summary: There are many barriers that prevent students from seeking the care they need for their mental health concerns. This presentation will review barriers to treatment seeking in college students and provide skills and tools to help students overcome these barriers to get the care they need. Discussion will include motivational interviewing and how to navigate working with families of college aged adults.  


Eating Disorders and Mood & Anxiety (1.5 CE/CME/CNE Hours)
Michelle Cross, LCSW, RD, LD, CEDS-S
Returning to Campus: How to Support Students in Recovery*

Summary: This presentation will address the specific needs of students who are entering or returning to college after treatment for an eating disorder. Discussion will include collaborating with care providers to facilitate a smooth transition to outpatient care, working with eating disorder treatment teams on campus, and relapse prevention strategies.  


*Completion of these 4 presentations will qualify for Eating Disorder Informed Professional Designation.

Please check back for more details about the presentation and objectives.

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 12.0 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.
  • 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
  • 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 12 continuing medical education credits for physicians.
  •  Nursing Accreditation Statement Your CE Source is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16031 for 12 contact hours. 

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