Binge Eating Disorder: Training for Dietitians

A deep dive into BED treatment in the nutrition counseling setting

16 CE credits for lecture modules plus 6 CE credits for 4 live sessions

Date: Opens June 1, 2021 – Self-paced Lectures in Teachable

Followed by: 4 live, interactive learning sessions: July, August, Sept and Oct (dates and times listed below)

Structure of this learning experience

  • Step 1:

    Watch the 5 Part Lecture Series at your own pace in Teachable and complete each self-assessment quiz – the course opens on June 1st, 2021. There are also 3 additional recorded interviews with guest experts to provide you with added learning and insight from BED experts.

  • Step 2:

    Join for the live learning sessions: 90 minutes, monthly with our instructors Fiona and Aaron in July, August, Sept and October. These will be recorded if you can’t join live.

  • Step 3:

    Revisit all course materials and videos as often as you need in Teachable.

For those who live outside the US facing a difficult exchange rate, email us to inquire about a discount to info@edrdpro.com.

Session 1: Foundations of Binge Eating Disorder

With Aaron Flores and Fiona Sutherland

Course Instructor

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Description:

Set a solid foundation for your work with clients and communities by developing a clear understanding of the history, diagnostic features and common myths about Binge Eating Disorder. We will step through the role of the Dietitian in the care team, and help you get clear about one of the Dietitian’s most common concerns – scope of practice. We will explore treatment options and avenues which keep your client front and centre, and start a conversation about why weight inclusive care is so critically important.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history of Binge Eating Disorder
  2. Name the key features of Binge Eating Disorder
  3. Identify key similarities and differences between BED and another Eating disorder
  4. Clarify the role of the Dietitian within the ED treatment team

Session 2: Dietetic Care 1; Getting Started

With Fiona Sutherland

Description: 

In this module, we will explore the what and why of inclusive and trauma-informed care in ED work, including what this might look, sound and feel like in practice. We’ll discuss ways to integrate consent into all areas of your work and identify what people most need from us in the early stages of collaborative care. Next, we’ll dive into the Dietetic Assessment and identify key skills you can bring which support ongoing work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand why it’s so important to establish safety and stabilization with client from the beginnings of your interactions, and how to do this
  2. Understand the importance of confidentiality, consent and communication
  3. Develop confidence in sound assessment skills
  4. Identify key next steps from the assessment

Session 3: Dietetic Care 2; Cycles, Swings and Stabilisation

With Fiona Sutherland

Description:

In this module, we’re really breaking things down to develop a thorough understanding of the elements of the most common eating and food-related behaviours of BED. We will be unpacking both the restriction and the binge parts separately, then together, so you can support your clients to understand themselves better from a place of compassion and curiosity rather than shame and judgement. We will then address why and how to introduce the practicalities of nutritional stabilisation using evidence-based Dietetic models. Finally, we will start a conversation about behaviour change using the Stages of Change Model and in our BONUS video, you can hear all about our job by stage.

Learning Objectives:

  1.   Understand the key elements of restriction and binge eating behaviours
  2.   Identify practical steps for nutritional stabilisation
  3.   Understand how to utilize the Stages of Change Model in charting a way forward

Guest Interview (1 hour) – an interview with Amy Pershing, co-author of Binge Eating Disorder: A Journey to Recovery and Beyond.

A powerful and insightful discussion between Fiona and Amy stepping in to understanding trauma and the link to binge eating.

Session Title 4: Diving Deeper

With Aaron Flores

Description:

In this module, we will discuss weight stigma, the impact of self-compassion and how to help clients break down food rules and find more space for enjoyable movement. Weight stigma is a powerful force that impacts how we feel in our body. We will examine deeper dives into the external forces of weight stigma and how we internalize them.  As we understand more about the impact of weight stigma, we then also need to see how self-compassion is an essential tool to help us challenge our inner critic.  Lastly, we will learn helpful tips for how to challenge food rules and develop a more neutral relationship with food and movement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how external weight stigma becomes internalized and leads to our own internalized fat-phobic inner critic
  2. Understand how developing more self-compassion strategies helps heal our negative body story
  3. Identify tools that can be used to challenge restrictive food rules
  4. Develop language to explore movement from a neutral, self-care mindset

Guest Interview with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani

Session 5: Recovery and Beyond

With Aaron Flores

Description:

In this final module we will discuss strategies to help our clients build life-long tools that will support them in recovery.  We will explore how things like community, advocacy, boundary setting and resiliency are skills that many folks need to help them manage their recovery in a world that is so focused on weight loss and fatphobic.  We will also discuss controversial topics and conversations like BED and bariatric surgery, finding medical teams that are aligned with Health at Every Size® and common medications that are prescribed for BED.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of community and share lived experience in the role of recovery
  2. Identify considerations clients should discuss with their team before having bariatric surgery.
  3. Understand the pros and cons of using medications prescribed to treat BED

Guest Interview with Rachel Millner

You will watch all 5 Sessions at your own pace in Teachable, and follow up with monthly live learning sessions with Fiona and Aaron starting in July through October (total of 4, 90-minute interactive meetings)

4 Live Learning Sessions:

July: Wednesday July 28 at 2:30 PDT – 4:00 PT (USA) | Thursday July 29th at 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM AEST (AUS)

August: Wednesday Aug 25 (USA) / Thursday Aug 26 (AUS) – same times as above

September: Monday Sept 13 / Tuesday Sept 14 – same times as above

October: Wednesday Oct 20 (USA) 2:30 -4:00 PT / Thursday Oct 21 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 am AEDT

Registration opens Friday April 16th:

EDRD Pro Member price $399
Non-Member Price $499

Payment Plan: Offer 3-part payment plans or single payment option

Full and Partial Scholarships Available. Inquire by email to info@edrdpro.com.

Group Pricing: Email info@edrdpro.com to request info on pricing for groups of 3 or more.

For those who live outside the US facing a difficult exchange rate, email us to inquire about a discount to info@edrdpro.com.