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PRE-CERTIFICATION COURSE 3 - Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders


Thursday, March 23, 2017: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Background: Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders discusses the role of the registered dietitian and nutrition therapy addressing clinical assessment, refeeding issues and medical/ethical concerns within all levels of care. The registered dietitian's integration of therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT and ACT will be highlighted.

Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to delineate the key roles of the registered dietitian who specializes in the treatment of the eating disorder population. 2. Participants will understand and list the nutrition therapy goals, comprehensive nutrition assessment, refeeding issues and specific medical concerns created by eating disorder behaviors within the levels of care for each eating disorder diagnosis 3. Participants will be able to discuss how therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT and ACT are incorporated into the nutrition care process.

  1. Overview of Nutrition Care - Goals and Principles
    • The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    • CEDRD Role on Treatment Team 
    • Nutrition treatment goall
      1. Medical/Physical Stability
      2. Normalized eating
      3. Normalized activity
      4. Reduce/eliminate compensation behaviors
      5. Healthy coping mechanisms
      6. Improved mental health
      7. Supportive social structure
      8. Food procurement and preparation
  1. The Nutrition Assessment
  2. Nutrition Diagnosis – PES (Problem, Etiology, Symptoms)
  3. Determination of Healthy Body Weight
    • Biologically appropriate weight (BAW)
    • Set point theory
    • Settling point theory
    • Body mass index
    • Weight checks
    • Health at Every Size
  4. Feeding Techniques
  5. Nutritional Medical Issues/CEDRD Strategies
  6. Therapeutic modalities incorporated within nutrition care
  7. Nutrition care for special populations
    • Medical – celiac, diabetes, pregnancy
    • Mental health – autism spectrum disorder, PICA, complicated dieting history
    • Lifestyle -athletes, LGBTQ, vegetarian/vegan
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Cultural considerations
  8. Ethics for the RDN working with eating disorders
  9. Nutrition care for AN, BN, BED and ARFID
    • Assessment
    • Levels of care
    • Role of CEDRD at levels of care
    • Tools
    • Case Studies

This workshop outlines the unique and key roles of the registered dietitian who specializes in the treatment of the eating disorder population. Nutrition therapy goals, comprehensive nutrition assessment, refeeding issues and specific medical concerns created by eating disorder behaviors will be discussed within the levels of care for each eating disorder diagnosis, using case studies to illustrate practical strategies. Attention will be given to how therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT and ACT are incorporated into the nutrition care process, and the treatment of special populations and ethical considerations will be highlighted. 
Primary Presenter:
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD

Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD, Executive Director Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative/F.E.E.D. IOP, Connect and Concierge Programs and recognized leader in the field of eating disorders with 30 years experience. Awarded NEDA 2004 Excellence in Treatment, ADA SCAN 2002 Excellence in Practice, and iaedp 2010 Honorary Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). Author of Eating Disorder Learning/Teaching Handout Series. Contributing author to Eating Disorders Clinical Guide to Counseling and Treatment. Specializing in training, supervision, and treatment of the collaborative treatment approach. Presents at national conferences, appears regularly on TV/media, is a NEDA spokesperson, and Advisory Board member of Monte Nido & Affiliates.



Co-Presenter:
Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD

Beth is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian who began working at an inpatient eating disorders program in 1993 for adults and teens. She ran a private practice working exclusively with disordered eating (adults and teens) and facilitated workshops for those suffering with BED. She currently works at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City Eating Disorders Center providing outpatient care for children, adolescents and families affected by AN, BN, and ARFID. She carries a Master's Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Beth has served on iaedp’s Certification Committee for three years.



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