Eating Disorders > Introduction

Eating Disorders

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW

Approvals

Upon completion of this course the participant will receive 6 CE Credits/Contact Hours.

 

CALIFORNIA: This course meets the criteria and is accepted by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for continuing education hours for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and Educational Psychologists. (See Nursing Approval below)

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers.

Note:  The CA BBS and TX Boards no longer directly approve providers of continuing education; however, this course meets their criteria for acceptable continuing education.

This course is accepted/approved by the following for continuing education credits/contact hours: 

The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) # 6412 
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000 
The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0822
The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #Cp20 977 H 0422
 
It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.

 

Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

1)  Discuss what an Eating Disorder is.
2)  Identify the Common types of Eating Disorders and its symptoms
3)  Identify the Other Specified Eating Disorder (OSFED) & Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
4)  Identify the co-occurring Disorders and Special Issues of Eating Disorders
5)  Explain the Risk Factors of Eating Disorders
6)  Recognize the treatments available for Eating Disorders
7)  Discuss Identity and Eating Disorders
8)  Evaluate the importance of the prevention of Eating Disorders
9)  Discuss the impact of bullying on people with Eating Disorders

Course Outline:

  • Chapter 1. Eating Disorders


    • Introduction

      • Who is at Risk For Eating Disorders

      • What Are the Common Types of Eating Disorders

      • What is Anorexia Nervosa

        • Restrictive

        • Binge-Purge

        • Symptoms

        • Anorexia Can Be Fatal


      • What is Bulimia Nervosa

        • Symptoms

      • What is Binge Eating Disorder

        • Symptoms


    • Stories of Hope

      • Taylor Engle and Her Story: How to Take Your Life Back-Recovering From Anorexia

      • Sarah's Story of Recovery and Fighting The Demon of Eating Disorders

    • Risk Factors

      • How Are Eating Disorders Treated

        • Treatment Plans

          • Individual, Group, and/or Family Psychotherapy

          • Family-Based Therapy (FBT)

          • Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT)

          • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

          • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

          • Medical Care and Monitoring

          • Nutritional Counseling

          • Medications

  • Chapter 2. Common Types of Eating Disorders


    • Anorexia Nervosa

      • What is Anorexia Nervosa

      • Are you Anorexic

      • Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia


      • Food Behavior Symptoms

        • Dieting Despite Being Thin

        • Obsession with Calories, Fat Grams, and Nutrition

        • Pretending to Eat or Lying About Eating

        • Preoccupation with Food

        • Strange or Secretive Food Rituals

      • Appearance and Body Image Symptoms

        • Feeling Fat, Despite Being Underweight

        • Fixation on Body Image

        • Harshly Critical of Appearance

        • Denial That You are Too Thin


      • Purging Symptoms

        • Using Diet Pills, Laxatives, or Diuretics

        • Throwing Up After Eating

        • Compulsive Exercise


      • Anorexia Causes and Effects

      • Effects of Anorexia

      • Getting Help

        • Admit You Have A Problem

        • Talk to Someone

        • Stay Away from People, Places, and Activities That trigger your Obsession with Being Thin

        • Seek Professional Help


      • Anorexia Recovery Tip 1: Understand This is Not Really About Weight or Food

        • Differences Between Dieting and Anorexia

        • "I Feel Fat"


      • Anorexia Recovery Tip 2: Learn to Tolerate Your Feelings

        • Using Mindfulness to Cope with Difficult Emotions

          • Identify the Emotion You Are Feeling

          • Accept the Experience You Are Having

          • Dig Deeper

          • Distance Yourself

        • New Ways to Find Emotional Fulfillment

          • If you are depressed or lonely

          • If you are anxious

          • If you are exhausted

          • If you are bored



      • Anorexia Recovery Tip 3: Challenge Damaging Mindsets

        • Damaging Mindsets That Fuel Anorexia

          • All-Or-Nothing Thinking

          • Emotional Reasoning

          • Musts, Must-Nots, and Have-Tos

          • Labeling

          • Catastrophizing


        • Put Your Thought on The Witness Stand


      • Anorexia Recovery Tip 4: Develop a Healthier Relationship with Food

        • Changing How You Think About Yourself and Food

          • Let Go f Rigid food Rules

          • Get Back in Touch with Your Body

          • Allow Yourself to Eat All Foods

          • Get Rid of Your Scale

          • Develop a Healthy Meal Plan

        • Getting Past Your Fear of Gaining Weight

        • Helping Someone with Anorexia

          • Think of Yourself as an "Outsider"

          • Encourage Your Loved One to Get Help

          • Seek Advice from A Health Professional

          • Be a Role Model for Healthy Eating, Exercising, and Body Image

          • Don' Act Like the Food Police

          • Avoid Threats, Scare Tactics, Angry Outbursts, and Put-downs

    • Binge Eating Disorder

      • What is Binge Eating Disorder

      • Signs and Symptoms

        • Behavioral Symptoms of Binge Eating and Compulsive Eating

        • Emotional Symptoms

        • Do You Have Binge Eating Disorder

      • Causes and Effects

        • Social and Cultural Risk Factors

        • Psychological Risk Factors

        • Biological Risk Factors

      • Effects of Binge Eating Disorder

      • Binge Eating Recovery Tip 1: Develop a Healthier Relationship with Food

        • Avoiding Temptation

        • Listen to Your Body

        • Eating Regularly

        • Not Avoiding Fat

        • Fighting Boredom

        • Focusing on What You are Eating

        • Importance of Deciding Not to Diet

      • Binge Eating Recovery Tip 2: Find Better Ways to Feed Your Feelings

        • Identify Your Triggers with a Food and Mood Diary

        • Learn to Tolerate the Feelings that Trigger Your Binge Eating

          • Identify the Emotion You Are Feeling

          • Accept the Experience You Are Having

          • Dig Deeper

          • Distance Yourself

      • Binge Eating Recovery Tip 3: Take Back Control of Cravings

        • Accept the Urge and Ride It Out, Instead of Trying to Fight It

        • Distract Yourself

        • Talk to Someone

        • Delay, Delay, Delay

      • Binge Eating Recovery Tip 4: Support Yourself with Healthy Lifestyle Habits

        • Make Time for Regular Exercise

        • Get Enough Sleep Every Night

        • Connect with Others

        • Manage Stress

        • How to Help Someone with Binge Eating Disorder

          • Encourage Him or Her to Seek Help

          • Be Supportive

          • Avoid Insults, Lectures, or Guilt Trips

          • Set a Good Example


    • Bulimia Nervosa

      • What is Bulimia

      • Not all Bulimics Purge

      • Are You Bulimic?

      • Signs and Symptoms of Bulimia

        • Binge Eating Sign and Symptoms
          • Lack of Control Over Eating

          • Secrecy of Control Over Eating

          • Eating Unusually Large Amounts of Food

          • Disappearance of Food

          • Alternating Between Overeating and Fasting

        • Purging Signs and Symptoms

          • Going to The Bathroom After Meals

          • Using Laxatives, Diuretics, or Enemas

          • Smell of Vomit

          • Excessive Exercising

        • Physical Signs and Symptoms

          • Calluses or Scars on Knuckles or Hands

          • Puffy "Chipmunk" Cheeks

          • Discolored Teeth

          • Not Underweight

          • Frequent Fluctuations in Weight


      • Bulimia causes and effects

        • Risk Factors for Bulimic

          • Poor Body Image

          • Low Self-Esteem

          • Stressful Life Changes

          • History of Trauma or Abuse

        • Effects of Bulimia

      • Getting Help for Bulimia

        • Steps to Bulimia Recovery

          • Admit you have a problem

          • Talk to Someone

          • Stay Away From People, Places, and Activities That Trigger the temptation to Binge or Purge

          • Address any Underlying Mood Disorder

          • Seek Professional Help

      • Bulimia Recovery Tip 1: Break the Binge and Purge Cycle

      • Bulimia Recovery Tip 2: Develop a Healthier Relationship to Food

        • Pay Attention To Your Hunger

        • Eat Regularly

        • Don' Restrict Foods

        • Focus on What You Are Eating


      • Bulimia Recovery Tip 3: Learn To Tolerate Unpleasant Feelings

        • Identify the emotion You Are feeling

        • Accept the experience You Are having

        • Dig deeper

        • Distance yourself


      • Bulimia Recovery Tip 4: Challenge Dysfunctional Thoughts

        • Damaging Mindsets that Fuel Bulimia

          • All-or-nothing thinking

          • Emotional reasoning

          • Musts, must-nots, and have-tos

          • Labeling

          • Catastrophizing

        • Put your Thoughts on the Witness Stand

        • Helping Someone with Bulimia

        • If your Loved One Has Bulimia

          • Offer compassion and support

          • Avoid Insults, Scare Tactics, Guilt Trips, and Patronizing Comments

          • Set A Good Example

          • Accept Your Limits

          • Take Care of Yourself


    • Pica



      • Evaluation & Diagnosis

      • Warning Sings and Symptoms of Pica

      • Risk Factors

      • Additional Information

      • Treatment


    • Orthorexia Nervosa



      • What is orthorexia

      • The Difference Between Healthy Eating and Orthorexia

      • Signs and Symptoms of Orthorexia

      • Actions

        • Refuse to eat from entire food groups

        • Go out less with friends and family so that you'll able to stick to your diet

        • Spend a lot of time planning your meals in advance

        • Devote a lot of time to researching nutritional components of food

        • Spend over your budget on food

        • Judge other people's eating habits or encourage them to also limit certain foods

      • Feelings

        • Feel guilty after eating "bad" foods

        • Feel a heightened sense of accomplishment after eating "good" foods

        • Find it difficult to eat a meal prepared by someone else

        • Feel self-loathing when you stray from your diet

        • Find it difficult to concentrate on work or school because You Are thinking about food

        • Follow a strict diet to feel more in control

        • Care more about the idea of your food than the taste of it

      • Identifying Orthorexia in Someone Else

      • Is it orthorexia or anorexia?

      • Orthorexia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Have You Started Exercising More

      • Underlying causes of orthorexia

        • Fear of illness or health complications

        • Desire for control

        • Creating an identity

      • Orthorexia Treatment and Recovery

      • First Steps Toward Recovery

        • Make a list of the ways your obsession with food has harmed others

        • Make a list of the ways your obsession with food has harmed yourself

        • Find a mantra
      • Exploring What's Fueling your Orthorexia

      • Accepting and Managing Uncomfortable Feelings

        • Figure Out What You Are Feeling

        • Accept Your Emotions

        • Tune In To Your Experience

        • Be Objective

      • Finding Better Coping Mechanisms

        • If You Are Anxious

        • If You Are Depressed or Lonely

        • If You Are Unfulfilled

      • Developing a Healthier Relationship with Food

      • Replacing the Restriction Mentality

        • Pay Attention to your Body's Rhythms

        • Eat mindfully - fully experience your food

        • Be careful with food and fitness tracking technology

        • Don' ignore cravings (within reason!)

      • How to help someone with orthorexia

        • Agree with their stated motivations

        • Share your own experiences

        • Seek advice from a health professional

        • Avoid threats, emotional outbursts, and scare tactics

        • Take the pressure off yourself

    • Rumination Disorder



      • Symptoms

      • Cause

      • Diagnosis

      • Treatment

    • Laxative abuse

      • The Laxative Myth

      • Health Consequences of Laxative Abuse

      • Treatment

    • Compulsive Exercise

      • Warning Signs and Symptoms of compulsive Exercise

      • Health Consequences of Compulsive Exercise

    • Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery

      • How do I begin recovery from an eating disorder?

      • Reach Out for Support

        • Choose the right time and place

        • Starting the conversation

        • Be patient

        • Be specific about how the person can best support you

      • Getting Treatment for an Eating Disorder



        • Step 1: Assemble your Treatment Team

        • Step 2: Address Health Problems

        • Step 3: Make a Long-term Treatment Plan

          • Individual or group therapy

          • Family therapy

          • Nutritional counseling

          • Medical monitoring

          • Residential treatment

        • Step 4: Learn Self-Help Strategies

          • Self-Help Tip 1: Learn Healthier Ways to Cope with Emotional Pain

            • Coping With Anorexia and Bulimia: Emotional Do's and Don's

          • Self-Help Recovery Tip 2: Develop a balanced relationship with food

            • Let Go of Rigid Eating Rules

            • Don' Diet

            • Stick to a Regular Eating Schedule

            • Learn to Listen to Your Body

          • Self-Help Recovery Tip 3: Learn to accept and love yourself as you are

            • Make a list of your positive qualities

            • Stop body checking

            • Avoid "fat talk."

            • Challenge negative self-talk

          • Tips to Improve Your Body Image

            • Dress for yourself, not others.

            • Stop comparing yourself to others

            • Pamper your body.

            • Stay active

          • Self-Help Recovery Tip 4: Avoid Relapse

            • Develop a solid support system.

            • Identify your "Triggers"

            • Avoid pro-ana and pro-mia websites

            • Keep a Journal

            • Stick with your eating disorder treatment plan

            • Fill your life with positive activities

            • If you do lapse, don' beat yourself up

    • Helping Someone with An Eating Disorder



      • Understanding your loved one's eating disorder

      • Myths and Facts About Eating Disorder

      • Warning signs of an Eating Disorder

      • Restricting Food or Dieting

      • Bingeing

      • Purging

      • Distorted Body Image and Altered Appearance

      • Worried about someone? Speak out!

      • How to talk to someone about their eating disorder

        • Pick a good time.

        • Explain why You Are concerned

        • Be prepared for denial and resistance

        • Ask if the person has reasons for wanting to change

        • Be patient and supportive

      • Encouraging a person to get help

      • Treatment for eating disorders

        • Medical treatment

        • Nutritional Counseling

        • Therapy

          • Common Types of Therapy for Eating Disorder Treatment

      • Dealing with eating disorders in the home

        • Set a positive example

        • Make mealtimes fun

        • Avoid power struggles over food

        • Encourage eating with natural consequences

        • Do whatever you can to promote self-esteem

        • Don' blame yourself

      • Support a loved one's recovery

        • Learn about eating disorders

        • Listen without Judgment

        • Be mindful of Triggers

        • Take Care of yourself

    • Emotional Eating and How to Stop it



      • What is Emotional Eating

      • The Emotional Eating Cycle

      • The difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger

        • Emotional hunger comes on suddenly

        • Emotional hunger craves specific comfort foods

        • Emotional hunger often leads to mindless eating

        • Emotional hunger isn't located in the stomach

        • Emotional hunger often leads to regret, guilt, or shame.

      • Emotional Hunger vs. Physical Hunger

      • Identify Your Emotional Eating Triggers

      • Common Causes of Emotional Eating

        • Stress

        • Stuffing Emotions

        • Boredom, or Feelings of Emptiness

        • Childhood Habits

        • Social Influences

      • Find other ways to feed your feelings

      • Alternatives to Emotional Eating

        • If You Are depressed or lonely

        • If You Are anxious

        • If You Are exhausted

        • If You Are bored

      • Pause when Cravings Hit and Check in with Yourself

      • Take 5 Before You Give in To a Craving

      • Can you put off eating for five minutes

      • While You Are waiting, check in with yourself

      • Learn to Accept your Feelings-even the Bad Ones

      • Indulge without Overeating by savoring your food

      • Practice Mindful Eating

      • Support yourself with healthy lifestyle habits

        • Make daily exercise a priority

        • Aim for 8 hours of sleep every night

        • Make time for relaxation

        • Connect with others

  • Chapter 3: Other Specified Eating Disorder (OSFED) & Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)


    • Other Specified Eating Disorder (OSFED)

    • Evaluation & Diagnosis
      • Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

      • Binge Eating Disorder (of low frequency and/or limited duration

      • Bulimia Nervosa (of low frequency and/or limited duration):

      • Purging Disorder

      • Night Eating Syndrome

    • Warning Signs & Symptoms of OSFED

      • Emotional and Behavioral

      • Physical

    • Health Consequences of OSFED

    • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

      • Diagnostic Criteria

      • Risk Factors

      • Warning Signs & Symptoms of ARFID

        • Behavioral and Psychological

        • Physical

      • Health Consequences of ARFID

      • Not Always As It Appears: Living with ARFID

      • What Exactly is ARFID

    • Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder
    • Health Consequences

      • Common Health Consequences of Eating Disorders
        • Cardiovascular System

        • Gastrointestinal System

        • Neurological

        • Endocrine

        • Other Health consequences

        • Mortality and Eating Disorders

  • Chapter 4: Co-Occurring Disorders & Special Issues

    • Co-Occurring Disorders

      • Major Depressive Disorder

      • Anxiety Disorders

      • Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD)

      • Depression

        • Warning Signs & Symptoms

        • Risk Factors

        • Health Consequences


      • Anxiety Disorders
        • Warning Signs & Symptoms

        • Treatment

        • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

        • Medication

        • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

        • Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

        • Benzodiazepines

        • Tricyclic Antidepressants


    • Diabulimia
      • Warning Signs & Symptoms of Diabulimia

        • Emotional and Behavioral

        • Physical

        • Health Consequences of Diabulimia

          • Short-term Consequences

            • Slow wound healing

            • Staph and other bacterial infections

            • Yeast infections

            • Muscle Atrophy

            • Menstrual Disruption

            • Severe dehydration

            • Electrolyte Imbalance

            • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

          • Long-term Consequences

            • Retinopathy

            • Macular Edema

            • Peripheral Neuropathy

            • Vasovagal Syncope

            • Chronic Diarrhea

            • Kidney Disease

            • Liver Disease

            • Coma

            • Stroke

            • Death

      • Treatment

    • Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

      • Complications of Disordered Eating During Pregnancy

        • Risk for the Pregnant Person

        • Risk for the Baby

      • Anorexia Nervosa

      • Bulimia Nervosa

      • Binge Eating Disorder

      • What If I Become Pregnant While Struggling With An Eating Disorder?

        • If you are pregnant and struggling with disordered eating

      • Tips for Healthy body Image during and After Pregnancy

        • Be Aware of the Triggers of Pregnancy

        • Resist the Urge to Shut Down or Close Off

        • Break the Cycle of Body Hatred

    • Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders

      • Things to consider When Seeking Professional Intervention

      • What is "Drunkorexia"

    • Trauma & PTSD

      • Stress, Trauma, and Coping

        • Avoidant coping

        • Active coping


      • Eating Disorders and Predisposition to Stress

      • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

      • Binge Eating, Purging, and Trauma

      • Treatment

    • Stages of Recovery

      • Understanding Stages of change in the Recovery Process

      • What are the Stages of Change

        • Precontemplation Stage

        • Contemplation Stage

        • Preparation Stage

        • Action Stage

        • Maintenance/Relapse

        • A Possible Sixth Stage

    • Warning Signs and Symptoms

      • Common Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

        • Emotional and Behavioral

        • Physical

      • Anorexia Nervosa

      • Bulimia Nervosa

      • Binge Eating Disorder

      • Otherwise specified Feeling or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

      • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

      • Pica

      • Rumination Disorder

      • Orthorexia

      • Compulsive Exercise

      • Diabulimia

  • Chapter 5: Identity & Eating Disorders

    • Athletes

      • Risk Factors for Athletes

      • Protective Factors for Athletes

      • The Female Athlete Triad

    • Disability Community

      • Ableism and Culture

      • Intellectual Disability

      • Autism Spectrum Disorders

      • Barriers to Support and Treatment

      • Consideration in Seeking Support and Treatment

    • Eating Disorders in the Jewish community
    • Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ Populations

      • Risk Factors

      • LGBTQ youth also experience increased risks of homelessness or unsafe home environments

      • Barriers to Support and Treatment

    • Eating Disorders in Men & Boys

      • Treatment Considerations

      • Men and Body Image

    • Eating disorders in Mid-life & Beyond

      • How are Eating Disorders in Midlife and Beyond Different

      • Age-related Complications

    • People of color and Eating Disorders

      • Women of color and Eating Disorders

    • Size Diversity & Health at Every Size

      • Understanding Size Diversity

      • Health At Every Size

      • Every Body is Different

      • What is Weight Stigma

  • Chapter 6: Risk Factors

    • Risk Factors

      • Biological

        • Having a close relative with an Eating Disorder

        • Having a close relative with a Mental Health condition

        • History of Dieting

        • Negative Energy Balance

        • Type 1 Diabetes

      • Psychological
        • Perfectionism

        • Body Image Dissatisfaction

        • Personal History of an Anxiety Disorder

        • Behavioral Inflexibility

      • Social
        • Weight Stigma

        • Teasing or Bullying

        • Appearance Ideal Internalization

        • Acculturation

        • Limited Social Networks

    • Body Image & Eating Disorders

      • Accept Yourself. Accept Your Body

      • Developing & Modeling Positive Body Image

      • Change Your Thinking

      • Modeling Healthy Attitudes for Young People

        • Set a positive example of a healthy and balanced relationship with food

        • Help children accept and enjoy their bodies and encourage physical activity

        • Devote yourself to raising non-sex-stereotyped children by modeling and living gender equality

        • Build self-esteem

        • Encourage children to talk openly and honestly and really listen to them

        • Encourage critical thinking

        • Develop a value system based on internal values

        • Teach children about good relationships and how to deal with difficulties when they arise

        • Be aware of some of the warning signs of eating disorders


      • Every Body is Different

      • Size Diversity

      • Media & Eating Disorders

        • Americans and Media Consumption

        • Effects of Media

        • 5 Tips of Media Self Care

        • Tips for Becoming a Critical Viewer of the Media

        • The Impact of Weight Stigma

      • The Problem with Obesity Prevention Campaigns

      • Why I Smash Stigma: Jocelyn Resnick

  • Chapter 7: Prevention

    • Prevention

      • What are Prevention Programs

        • Universal/Primary prevention

        • Selective Prevention

        • Indicated/targeted Prevention

      • Does Eating Disorders Prevention Work?

        • General Findings

        • Findings on Program Types

    • Eating disorder Traits as Strengths in Recovery

    • Recovery Doesn’t Just Happen: Brittany Burgunder, C.P.C.

    • Statistics & Research on Eating Disorders



      • Anorexia

      • ARFID

      • Athletes

      • Binge Eating Disorder

      • Bulimia

      • Bullying/Weight Shaming

      • Co-Occurring Disorders

      • Compulsive Exercise

      • Diabulimia

      • Insurance/Legal Issues

      • Jewish Community

      • LGBTQ Community

      • Marginalized Voices

      • Media

      • Mortality

      • Pica

      • Substance Abuse

 
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