Industry-leading Educational Opportunities for Professionals with ERC Academy
Welcome to ERC Academy. We are pleased to offer our digital content library of recorded videos for you to watch at your leisure and receive CE credits, upon completion of a course evaluation.
Learn from our thought leaders and treatment experts about the treatment of eating, mood, and anxiety disorders.
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A Sample of courses available in our Library
Advancing Towards Psychological Flexibility Based Interventions with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Core Processes presented by Bonnie Brennen, MA, LPC, CEDS, Enola Gorham, LCSW, and Emmett Bishop Jr., MD, CEDS, FAED, F.iaedp
(1.5 CEs) There is an emerging emphasis in clinical psychology on developing transdiagnostic models and interventions that apply to a range of disorders. Psychological Flexibility-Based Interventions, the transdiagnostic processes that inform Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, targets processes of change and increase the ability of the individual to behave and respond in ways that help move them into a life of vitality. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) contains six core behavioral processes for change that can be utilized by both practitioner and client. This session will highlight how clinicians can use the ACT model and language to synthesize and target psychological flexibility-based interventions in their current practice.
Adventures on the Alimentary Canal: How the Gut bacteria and Our Food Choices Influence Mood States and Eating Disorder Behavior presented by Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD and Ovidio Bermudez MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS
(1.5 CEs) Many emotions and behaviors are tied into relationship with food and the microbiome for those with mood and eating disorders. This presentation deals with neurophysiological basis of how ‘trigger foods’ and gut microbes control a person’s life to the point it takes on characteristics of cravings and often obsessions. It also explains why those with severe self-discipline (ascetism) will engage in dysfunctional behaviors (anorexia; bulimia) in order to avoid the possibilities of over-indulgence.
Integrating Telehealth Interventions in Eating Disorder Practice: Lessons from the Virtual Wild presented by Karen Schneller, LMFT, CEDS, BC-TMH, Casey Tallent, PhD, and Kristie Uniacke, MS, RD, CEDRD
(1.5 CEs) Telehealth shows significant promise as a service-delivery model for eating disorder expert care. It has been effectively utilized across the stepped-care continuum in the prevention and early treatment of eating disorders, and the evidence continues to build for its utility in delivering high-quality, accessible, and affordable care utilizing a variety of treatment approaches. For example, providers have begun implementing interventions in the areas of CBT, FBT, relapse prevention, recovery coaching, and specialty medical care, among others. Specialized eating disorder support is needed to serve the millions of individuals without access to geographically or otherwise accessible treatment options. Both the private and public sectors have begun to recognize the value and importance of telehealth and, in some cases, to mandate the opportunity for these interventions to be delivered to consumers. Opportunities for integration of virtual care abound in today’s highly connected world. Practitioners interested in expanding their service delivery to include telehealth and virtual interventions are needed to meet the expansive needs. This presentation will share real-world lessons learned from the development and implementation of a broad spectrum of virtual services, including the delivery of higher levels of care and intensive support. The presenters will highlight the successes and challenges of a new service delivery model from a variety of perspectives, including the patient experience. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how virtual care fits into their own practice model, opportunities that exist to serve varied populations, and the necessary considerations and training needed. The presenters will share insights and perspectives on virtual platforms, the insurance landscape, and the future of telehealth in the eating disorder field.