Background: While there is consensus among professionals that there are benefits to implementing ERP within eating disorder treatment programs, it is difficult to find the time and resources to do so effectively. This presentation aims to provide clinicians with strategies to maximize the effectiveness of ERP within a treatment program.
Objectives: 1. Attendees will be able identify the three (3) components of clinical anxiety disorders. 2. Attendees will be able to conduct a functional assessment of anxiety. 3. Attendees will be able to construct an exposure hierarchy for eating and anxiety disorder symptoms.
Why use exposure and response prevention (ERP) with eating disorders
Components of anxiety disorders
Review of anxiety disorders
Development of the exposure hierarchy
Evaluating ERP for effectiveness
Modifying ERP to Eating Disorder Treatment Programs
Addressing feared and binge foods within the meal plan
Using ERP within the group therapy setting
“An inch long and a mile deep”: Choosing smaller treatment targets
Erin McGinty is the Eating Disorder Specialist for Baylor University in Waco, Texas . Erin has treated male and female adults with eating disorders, as well as their families, for over 10 years. She has extensive experience treating patients at all levels of care, especially at the residential treatment level. Erin has expertise in treating co-occurring trauma and anxiety disorders. Erin is trained in multiple treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and schema therapy. Prior to joining Baylor University, she provided both clinical and administrative leadership at several nationally-known eating disorder programs. Erin is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).
Katie Thompson, LPC, CEDS, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Saint Louis, Missouri. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Prior to opening her private practice, Katie worked both at Castlewood Treatment Center and Rogers Memorial Hospital. She is experienced in applying cognitive-behavioral therapies such as exposure and response prevention therapy to the eating disorder population.
and Joe Sciarretta, LMSW
Joe Sciarretta received his graduate degree from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work in 2014. He began his career in eating disorders after interning at University Medical Center of Princeton’s inpatient eating disorder program. He currently is a Primary Therapist at Monte Nido & Affiliates in Irvington, New York. Joe also is passionate about treating clients with anxiety disorders, and recently completed intensive Exposure and Response Prevention training offered by the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. Joe is committed to delivering evidence-based treatments with compassion, humor, enthusiasm, and hope.