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PRE-CERTIFICATION CORE COURSE 1 - Overview of Eating Disorders

Wednesday, March 22, 2017: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
La Sirena I (Green Valley Ranch)

Background: This workshop is designed as an introductory course in eating disorders. Symptom manifestation and presentation in conjunction with diagnostic criteria will be presented. Factors that contribute to the development of an eating disorder, including neurobiological findings, genetic influences, and bio-psychosocial implications, will be addressed.

Objectives: 1) Participants will be able to identify and differentially diagnose using the DMS-5 Eating Disorders diagnosis. 2) Participates will have obtained a knowledge of the vast social cultural features of populations affected by eating disorders. 3) Participants will gain an understanding of the genetic, psychosocial and neurobiological influences that may facilitate an individual's vulnerability to the development of an eating disorder.

1) Overview of eating disorders

2) History of eating disorders

3) Types of eating disorders

a) Anorexia nervosa

b) Bulimia nervosa

c) Binge eating disorder

d) Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder

e) Other specified and unspecified eating disorders

4) Prevalence

a) Age of origin

b) Lifetime prevalence

c) Genetic predisposition

5) Etiology

a) Biological

b) Psychological

c) Physiological

6) Identified populations

a) Multicultural

b) Children and adolescents

c) Gender Differences

d) Gender Diversity

e) Pregnancy

f) Athletes

7) Suicidality

8) Diagnostic interview

a) Symptoms and behaviors

b) Medical history

c) Family history

d) Social functioning

e) Comorbidities

f) Physical assessments

g) Psychological screening tools

9) Levels of Care

a) Relapse prevention

b) Carer distress model

10) Case studies

The understanding and practice related to eating disorders has become increasingly more complicated. Recent research has indicated that the development and maintenance of an eating disorder is attributable to a variety of influences. We now know that there is a strong genetic component that dictates different temperaments and brain functions that renders an individual more vulnerable to the development of an eating disorder. We also know that there are many neurobiological variables that greatly influence the development of eating disorder behaviors and traits. Co-morbid conditions such as trauma, mood disorders, substance dependence and abuse, and personality traits and disorders are present in many eating disorder patients and serve to complicate symptom profiles, treatment, and treatment outcomes. Since the multi-disciplinary treatment team is continually faced with the challenge of working with a more acute patient population, a basic understanding of the diagnostics and functions of all types of eating disorders is vital for the best possible treatment outcome.
Primary Presenter:
Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Dr. Johnson is entering his 39th year of treatment and research in the field of eating disorders. He currently serves as Chief Science Officer at Eating Recovery Center and is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He formerly held faculty appointments at the University of Chicago and Northwestern Medical Schools and was Founder and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Laureate Psychiatric Hospital. He was Founding Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and Founder of the Academy of Eating Disorders. He was also Co-Founder and Past President of the National Eating Disorders Association. Dr Johnson has authored over 90 scientific articles and 3 books.

Buck Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDS

Buck is the Executive Director for Remuda Ranch at the Meadows eating disorders Critical Care Units and In-patient/Residential programs in Wickenburg, Arizona. His prior roles have included supporting eating disorder treatment programs as a Chief Operations Officer, Clinical Director, Program Director and Therapist. Buck has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Board of Directors from 2010 through 2016 and remains an active member of the iaedp Certification Committee. He is credentialed as a California MFT, an Arizona LPC, iaedp CEDS and a Fellow of iaedp. His Alma Mater is California Baptist University.

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