Realities of Recovery - Understanding the Science of Eating Disorder Treatment

Apr 12, 2024 | 9:30am - 11:00am (MDT)
1.5 CE Hours

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Although many people who develop eating disorders recover, the estimated rates of recovery vary widely. This may be explained, in part, by the inconsistency in definitions used in recovery research. Defining recovery for eating disorders is important, nuanced, and has implications for both clinical and research outcomes. Clinicians treating individuals with eating disorders understand that the margins between illness and health can be unclear, making it challenging to know when someone enters recovery, is in remission, or relapsing. There are many questions to consider. “Is recovery a static state or a process? When are terms “recovered” or “in recovery” appropriate? “Is full recovery possible?” 

This presentation will provide an update on the recovery literature as well as an overview of the recovery process from various clinical perspectives. The discussion will include a review of a.) the extant definitions of eating disorder recovery b.)  the physical, psychological, and behavioral features of recovery c.) established predictors of recovery, and d.) suggested strategies for optimizing the recovery process. Guidance on how to utilize a comprehensive framework for recovery, with case illustrations, will be provided.   


The target audience for this continuing education program is mental health providers and clinicians working with individuals with mental health diagnoses. Materials are appropriate for learners with an introductory level of understanding about mental health concerns.  


Educational Objectives:  

Following this presentation, participants will be able to… 

  • Describe early and current conceptualizations of eating disorder recovery. 
  • Identify facilitators and barriers to eating disorder recovery. 
  • Explain the key elements of physical, psychological, and behavioral recovery from an eating disorder. 

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

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.

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.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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