Anorexia Nervosa: Nothing Atypical About It

1.5 CE Hours

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.

Educational Objectives:

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

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 1.5 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 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.

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.

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].

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