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4 Part Series: Knowing your Limits - Understanding When to Treat and When to Refer out with Eating Disorders - Robyn Goldberg

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An eating disorder has a substantial impact on one’s ability to experience joy and fulfillment. It decimates friendships and relationships; it derails careers and personal aspirations. It can lead to traumatic medical situations and in the most serious of cases, it can lead to death. As suffers literally deprive their body their fruits of life, they fall deeper into the disease, leading them to dire consequences.

Attendees will learn about the signs and symptoms presented by the eating disorder patient. Although disordered eating is a common phenomenon in our culture, the diagnosis of an eating disorder requires specialized training and expertise that is usually outside the realm of treatment providers. The eating disorder patient can be extremely overwhelming to a non-eating disorder clinician and almost always requires referral to a comprehensive team which includes a mental health specialist, medical doctor and registered dietitian.

We will begin with examining the criteria for the various types of eating disorders and the most common one in our culture. In exploring the various types of eating disorders.  I will share the lesser-known symptoms as well as discuss the medical complications making eating disorders the deadliest psychiatric diagnosis.

We will discuss the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders and the reasons that eating disorders are treated differently than substance abuse. This session will provide the recommended treatment modalities to attendees in helping them become better equipped to support their client who has an eating disorder.

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An eating disorder has a substantial impact on one’s ability to experience joy and fulfillment. It decimates friendships and relationships; it derails careers and personal aspirations. It can lead to traumatic medical situations and in the most serious of cases, it can lead to death. As suffers literally deprive their body their fruits of life, they fall deeper into the disease, leading them to dire consequences.

Attendees will learn about the signs and symptoms presented by the eating disorder patient. Although disordered eating is a common phenomenon in our culture, the diagnosis of an eating disorder requires specialized training and expertise that is usually outside the realm of treatment providers. The eating disorder patient can be extremely overwhelming to a non-eating disorder clinician and almost always requires referral to a comprehensive team which includes a mental health specialist, medical doctor and registered dietitian.

We will begin with examining the criteria for the various types of eating disorders and the most common one in our culture. In exploring the various types of eating disorders.  I will share the lesser-known symptoms as well as discuss the medical complications making eating disorders the deadliest psychiatric diagnosis.

We will discuss the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders and the reasons that eating disorders are treated differently than substance abuse. This session will provide the recommended treatment modalities to attendees in helping them become better equipped to support their client who has an eating disorder.

Module 1

Module 1: Examining the criteria for different eating disorders

There are a variety of eating disorders in our culture. Participants will learn about the signs and symptoms presented by the eating disorder patient. The diagnosis of an eating disorder requires specialized training and expertise that is usually outside the realm of treatment providers. The eating disorder patient can be extremely overwhelming to a non-eating disorder clinician and almost always requires referral to a comprehensive team which includes a mental health specialist, medical doctor and registered dietitian. Attendees will learn about the short comings in the medical and mental health field and screening tools such as SCOFF, EAT-26 and BMI when evaluating and assessing their client with understanding when to refer out.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the standards for various eating disorders and discover what the most common one is in our culture.
  • Identify the significant signs and symptoms of an eating disorder as well as surprising and lesser known symptoms.
  • List deficits in the medical fields for keeping up to date on eating disorders

Module 2

Module 2: Identifying Eating Disorders Impact on the Body

There is not one body part spared when one struggles with an eating disorder. This module will discuss the various medical complications, in addition to understanding assessment tools that a clinician can implement into their practice. Attendees will also learn that eating disorders can affect all ages, all genders, all ethnicities and all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the medical complications of eating disorders and why they are the most fatal psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Identify useful tools for assessing individuals that are more useful than BMI.
  • Demonstrate ways that assessment is not a “one size fits all approach”.

Module 3

Module 3: Differentiating between Disordered Eating and the Actual Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder

Clinicians working with Eating Disordered clients must be psychologically minded if they are to be effective helping clients. Registered Dietitians Nutritionists have the challenging job of rehabilitating our clients, while navigating the maze of diet culture which can result in developing disordered eating and/or eating disorders. This one-hour module will discuss the difference between the two and also describe the reasons that eating disorders are safety seeking measures.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the difference between common disordered eating and the diagnosis of an actual eating disorder
  • Identify reasons that other modalities are important to include in achieving eating disorder recovery.
  • Describe the reasons that eating disorders behaviors are safety seeking behaviors

Module 4

Module 4: Treatment of Eating Disorders in a Clinical Setting

In a very pervasive era clinicians who work in the addiction space and have been successful with their own sobriety often times believe the abstinence model is the way to manage an eating disorder. This module will explain how and why eating disorders are treated differently than substance abuse, as well as learn ways to convey to clients how to honor and manage cravings. The role of the nutrition therapist in supporting clients will be discussed as well as debunking misconceptions that about food rules in the addiction field.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the reasons that eating disorders are treated differently in comparison to substance abuse.
  2. Following this presentation, participants will be able to apply strategies on how to address cravings for sugar in substance abuse treatment.
  3. After this presentation, participants will understand how a nutrition therapist works with patients who have various addictions.

About Robyn

Robyn began her career at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles as the in-patient dietitian in the Department of Cardiology. Over the last twenty-five years she has developed her own private practice in Los Angeles, CA, where she specializes in medical conditions, disordered eating, eating disorders, Health at Every Size, pre-pregnancy nutrition, and people in recovery.  Robyn is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and Supervisor from IAEDP as well as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.  For the last eight years Robyn was the Nutrition Counselor for the Susan Krevoy Eating Disorders Program at The Wright Institute Los Angeles, led eating disorder and body image groups at various sober livings in Los Angeles.

She is a contributing author and is a nationally and internationally known registered dietitian nutritionist. She has been quoted in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Vogue, The Fix, Shape Magazine, Fitness, Oxygen, Pilates Style, Diabetes Forecast, BH Weekly and Life & Style.  She has been on national television as the eating disorder expert on The Insider.   Robyn is the author of the book The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide for Clinicians and Loved Ones, Co-author of the online course Your Recovery Resource and the host of the podcast The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast.

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