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Special Series: Working with Adolescents and Their Families in Eating Disorder Treament

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

A seven-part online training series for eating disorder registered dietitians diving deep in to Family Based Treatment (FBT) – Infused Nutrition Counseling and helping adolescent clients heal.

Sept 10, 2019 – Oct. 22, 2019

*Please note this series is not a part of the complimentary webinar series with membership. You must be registered separately. $100 discount for current EDRDpro Members.

This series is designed to provide in-depth education for dietitians treating eating disorders on how to support individuals and families impacted by an adolescent’s eating disorder.

Live webinars presented weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Replay available to all attendees. REGISTER NOW!

SERIES AT A GLANCE: Please see the Descriptions and Learning Objectives Section on the website for more details on what will be covered in the series.

Week 1:

Introduction to Dietetic Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders using Family-Based Treatment (FBT) by Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RDN, LD, FAED

Week 2:

Family Based Treatment In-Depth. Part 1 – Intro to FBT Tenets & Therapeutic Underpinnings by Bryan Lian, RDN, CEDRD-S and Anna Oliver, RDN (90 min)

Week 3:

Family Based Treatment In- Depth. Part 2 – Intro to FBT Phases & Registered Dietitian Advocacy by Bryan Lian, RDN, CEDRD-S and Anna Oliver, RDN (90 min)

Week 4:

Building a HAES Aligned Clinical Skill Set for Treating Adolescents with EDs by Rebecca DeHamer, MS, RD

Week 5:
Strategies for Nutritional Rehabilitation in Child and Adolescent Patients with Eating Disorders: Helping families manage food issues at home by Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD Casey Crosbie, RD, CSSD and Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RDN, LD, FAED
Week 6:

Counseling the Developing Client: Building Body Confidence and Resilience in Teens by Anna Lutz, MPH, RD/LDN, CEDRD-S

Week 7:

When the Going Gets Rough : Concepts and knowledge to help you navigate working with separated or divorced parents, substance abuse issues, an “older than 18” child, and more by Therese Waterhous, PhD, RDN, CEDRD-S and FAED



A paradigm shift: Parents and caregivers are part of the solution, rather than stigmatized as the cause of adolescent ED

A solution: leverages family wisdom to pave the way towards recovery, with essential techniques and skills for externalizing the illness, aligning against the ED, and focusing on the task of re-nourishment.

A team effort: Several professional consensus statements advocate for multidisciplinary treatment for ED, yet FBT, the best-supported treatment modality for adolescent ED, leaves out a golden-opportunity. RDs are valuable, as nutrition coaches/therapists; more accessible, as first-responders; and are evidence-based, as Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) providers.

Consider your role as an RD to an adolescent with an eating disorder:

  • How can you best support parents to stand up to their child’s eating disorder?
  • Feel more effective and improve your client’s recovery by working directly with parents when a teen is too occupied in their eating disorder or too ill to work with you on their own.
  • Know what you can do to help parents “be in charge of the food” when it best supports their teen.
  • Gain practical skills and strategies to use in session with adolescent clients to help them build resilience and overcome their eating disorder thoughts.
  • Understand when and why FBT is a great recommendation. Understand when and why it may not be the best route.

You have an incredible gift as a dietitian – you can help a teen recover and get back on a path to finding a life that is meaningful, connected, and joyful. Dietitians have a unique skillset and the ability to support teens and families with Family Based Treatment-Infused Nutrition Counseling.

Learn more and register today! 


September 10
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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