iaedp Certification: Simplifying the Process

Friday, March 4, 2011: 10:40 AM-12:10 PM
Point Hilton at Squaw Peak
iaedp's mission is to provide a certification program that promotes excellence in competency assessment for professionals in the field of eating disorders. Our goal is to provide professional certification that is affordable and obtainable without compromising the high level of standards necessary. This workshop will provide professionals seeking Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS), Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Equivalency Certification, a step-by-step guide to simplify the certification process. Information will be provided regarding requirements and ethical considerations will be reviewed. In addition, the benefits of becoming a certified professional will be presented and discussed in detail.
Outline of Workshop
  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. ED Certification
    1. Defined
    2. Purpose
    3. Requirements
      1.  Education
      2. Core Curriculum
      3. Supervision
      4. Case Study
      5. Exam
      6. Statement of Intent
  3. Ethical Considerations
  4. Benefits of Certification
  5. Questions
Certification reflects achievement beyond a basic level of knowlegeand requires continued education and skills development in order to maintain. Research has shown that certified professionals in other healthcare fields demonstrate greater levels of confidence in their practice, decision making ability, ability to detect complications, have more effective communication and collaboration with other healthcare team members and fewer adverse events and errors in patient care (Ballard, 2003; Cary, 2001; Whitaker, Smolenski & Carson, 2000). As the rate of individuals affected by eating disorders continues to grow, there is a greater need for qualified treatment providers in the field and iaedp recognizes this need. This workshop will provide attendees with a step-by-step guide for understanding the credentialing process for the Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS); Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and the Equivalency designation. Information will be provided through presentation and handouts reqarding the educational requirements including the additional four core eating disorders courses, the Case Study, and the supervised hours needed. Ethical considerations will be reviewed. In addition, benefits of obtaining a certification in the field of eating disorders will be presented and discussed as a group. There will be time for questions, answers and group interaction.
Primary Presenter:
Julie Holland, MHS, CEDS

Julie Holland is Chief Marketing Officer for Eating Recovery Center. She is recognized in the industry as a clinician and public speaker. She has directed marketing at several leading ED treatment programs across the country and has specialized in the treatment of EDs for more than 28 years. She maintained private practices in the U.S. and Bermuda, providing consultation and training. She is the iaedp Director of Certification, a CEDS and an Approved Supervisor. She received her master's degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Counseling from Georgia Southern University and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Armstrong State.

Tammy Beasley, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDRD

Consultant, speaker, author, and registered dietitian, Tammy Beasley brings years of qualified experience to her work. Tammy is a CEDRD and Co-Chair of the iaedp Certification Committee. She received her Certification as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) through the ADA in 2007, becoming the 1st in AL. Her unique persspective on wellness, resulting from over 25 years of consulting in the fields of wt.management, sports nutrition and EDs, has halped created the Rev It Up Fitness program now taught in 25 states. She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Nutrition and Foods. In 2010, Tammy was recognized as ADA's Dietetic Emerging Leader ih AL.

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