Bellevue, WA
In Person

Learn from the Leaders: Foundations in Data-Informed Care

May 3, 2024 | 8:00am - 5:30pm (CDT)
In Person
7.5 CE Hours

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Join us in Bellevue, Washington for Learn from the Leaders, an in-person education and networking event.  ERC Pathlight thought leaders, Dr. Anne Marie O'Melia, Dr. Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, Dr. Megan Riddle and others, will discuss state of the science and data-informed care for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. The event will include 7.5 CE/CME/CNE credits, food and beverage, and ample opportunity to network with leading clinicians from your area. A portion of the proceeds for this event will go to the ERC Pathlight foundation to provide financial assistance to cover out of pocket treatment costs for qualified patients needing a higher level of care for eating mood and anxiety disorders.


8:00- 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and Welcome

8:30- 10:00 am
Medical Updates on Ketamine and TMS Brain-Based Treatment with Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP, CEDS-S , Megan Riddle, MD, PhD, and Amy Richards, RN, BSN
*1.5 CE Available

Explore the latest research on brain-based treatments, including ketamine therapy and its applications in eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Ethical challenges in current care environments, such as tube feeds and involuntary treatment, will also be discussed.   

10:00- 10:15 am

10:15- 11:45 am
RODBT: Working with the Overcontrolled Client with Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S
*1.5 CE Available

Dr. Astrachan-Fletcher will delve into working with overcontrolled patients, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Controversies surrounding the use of RODBT in these individuals will be addressed from both provider and patient perspectives, emphasizing the integration of trauma-informed care into practice.   

11:45 am- 1:00 pm

12:00- 1:00 pm
Exposures Response Prevention (ERP) and the Diverse OCD Spectrum with Matthew Pecht, PsyD, Rayna Mitchell- Rose, and Charles Brady, PhD
*1 CE Available

(This session is scheduled to take place during lunch)

Explore the spectrum of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and it’s subtypes. Discover how Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold standard treatment for OCD, can be effectively applied in practice across multiple levels of care. Through a compelling case presentation, Rayna and Matt will showcase how ERC techniques can effectively address OCD symptoms across multiple subtypes. 

1:15- 1:30 pm

1:30- 2:30 pm
Optimizing Outcomes: Treating the Whole Family with Natalie Goodwin, PhD and Martha Stanojevich, and Natalie Goodwin, PhD
*1 CE Available

Explore Family-Based Treatment (FBT) and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), focusing on their core tenets. Dr. Setliff and Dr. Marcom will present a case study illustrating the application of these theoretical approaches to engage the entire family in combating mental illness together. 

2:30- 3:30 pm
Integrating Trauma-informed Care into Practice with Laura Sabin Cabanillas, MA, LPCC, CEDS and April Hayden
*1 CE Available

Gain insight into trauma-informed care principles and their practical application. A case presentation will demonstrate the implementation of trauma-informed practices to address mental health concerns in severely affected individuals and their families.  

3:30-3:45 pm

3:45-5:15 pm
A Team Approach to ARFID Treatment; Special Considerations for Neurodiversity with Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS, Ellen Gordon, and Jessica Barth-Nesbitt, MA, RD, LD, CEDRD
*1.5 CE Available

Delve into Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), examining its various presentations and subtypes. The session will highlight how treatment strategies may differ based on presentation, with a case study illustrating a collaborative team approach to ARFID treatment in individuals with neurodiverse brains.

5:15-5:30 pm
Closing Statements

*Continental Breakfast, Coffee bar, Snacks, and lunch will be provided*

If you have questions about this event, or need more information, please reach out to [email protected]

*A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to the ERC Pathlight Foundation to cover out of pocket costs for qualified patients in treatment with ERC and Pathlight *

*Please RSVP by Thursday, April 25th, 2024*

Available Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 7.5 clinical continuing education credits.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive 7.5 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.

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, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0232.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0280.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0756.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

All Eating Recovery Center, LLC sponsored educational activities are presented in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Wendy Foulds Mathes at [email protected].

Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

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