Binge Eating Disorder Recovery and Freedom from Diet Culture

1.0 CE Hours

The journey of recovery from Binge Eating Disorder (BED) can feel daunting, especially in a society with consistent messages glorifying dieting and prioritizing weight loss. Because BED affects more individuals than Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa combined, it is important for those struggling with BED, loved ones, and clinicians to develop a toolbox of evidence-based strategies and interventions for coping with difficult emotions, navigating diet culture, and pursuing a value-driven life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) present unique opportunities for understanding the experience of BED and learning new ways to relate to intrusive thoughts and painful emotions in order to disrupt cycles of avoidance that ultimately perpetuate the eating disorder and keep those struggling from living a full and meaningful life.

Educational Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to...

  • Describe diagnostic criteria for Binge Eating Disorder and common co-morbid struggles.
  • Identify the role of experiential avoidance as a maintaining factor for Binge Eating Disorder.
  • List ACT, DBT and CBT-based techniques to cope with difficult emotions and diet culture and to promote recovery.

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 1.0 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 1.0 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, 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].

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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