Join dietitians from around the globe for this 3-part virtual workshop! You’ll learn from five experts in eating and feeding disorders on the complexities of selective and avoidant eating, with an emphasis on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Along with a thorough exploration of ARFID etiology, subtypes, and treatment and Responsive Feeding Therapy (RFT), this 12-hour workshop-style series includes panels and Q&As for learning how to best support those with avoidant/selective eating across the lifespan. Dietitians earn 15 CEs upon completion. See a more comprehensive list of topics and learning objectives below and on the Agenda & Speakers page.
- A lifespan understanding of ARFID, etiology and subtypes, and treatment considerations
- Factors that impact how clients learn to relate to food and their bodies from a responsive lens
- Sensory, oral-motor, autism spectrum concerns
- Interpreting growth charts and addressing common misconceptions that fuel worry and counterproductive feeding
- Bidirectional nature of “pressure to eat research” and how it impacts food responsivity
- Examples of potential for pediatric feeding therapy and eating disorder treatment, such as response escape exposures, to reinforce pressure and become aversive
- Introduction to common pediatric feeding therapies clients encounter and their philosophical underpinnings
- Eating disorder literature around ARFID, subtypes and weight trajectory, and how that informs “refeeding” and treatment
- Defining RFT and considering the STEPS+ model as an example
- Differences in treatment for children, teens, and adults
- What to do with: “I’m doing everything you say, and it’s not working…”
- Scope for dietitians: when to refer, to whom, what that looks like
- Complex diagnoses where ARFID may coexist with body image concerns and Anorexia Nervosa, or include Bingeing and other disordered behaviors
- Approaches and considerations: Family Based Treatment-ARFID, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – ARFID
- End-goals of treatment and internally motivated eating, what “recovery” might look like
- Weight inclusive concerns for avoidant and selective eating
- What “responsive exposures” look like in practice
- Working with neurodiverse clients and a Social Model of Disability
- Trauma, dissociation, and interoception
EDRD Pro Member Price $279
Non-Member Price $379
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