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Addressing Eating Disorder Risk in Athletes: Establishing prevention strategies & early intervention pathways in the sports setting

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About the Course:

Young athletes are often at greater risk for developing eating disorders than their non-sport counterparts. Nonetheless, relatively few clinicians, parents, coaches or other stakeholders feel adequately equipped with the necessary skills for effective early intervention efforts. The primary aim of this practical and interactive workshop is to collectively identify strategies for increasing the development and implementation of evidence-based approaches to reducing eating disorder risk factors, and ultimately preventing these disorders among young athletes. The combined expertise of its presenters will serve as a springboard for the interactive workshop. A brief review of empirically supported interventions currently in use with athletes will be shared, along with results from recent intervention trials with collegiate athletes and elite young dancers. Special attention will be paid to highlighting common pitfalls in conducting this work. Presenters will then guide discussion around these ‘lessons learned’ with an interactive forum. Participants will be able to 1) discuss their own challenges encountered when working within sporting culture and 2) generate ideas for future avenues in effective eating disorder prevention and risk factor reduction within athletics. Participants can expect to both thoroughly understand obstacles faced, as well as to help generate ideas that can be used to advance future clinical and research endeavors.

This course is based on the book, Addressing Eating Disorder Risk in Athletes: Establishing prevention strategies & early intervention pathways in the sports setting created by Sasha Gorrell, PhD, Shane Jeffrey, Grad Dip Nutr & Diet, and Fiona Sutherland, MSc (Nut & Diet), APD, RYT in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jul 2020

Course Material Authors

Sasha Gorrell, PhD
Shane Jeffrey, Grad Dip Nutr & Diet
Fiona Sutherland, MSc (Nut & Diet), APD, RYT

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe key aspects of early intervention for young athletes

  2. Identify specific obstacles when implementing eating disorder risk prevention with athletes

  3. Acquire tangible skills to apply in real-world athletic settings

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

1 ce credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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Course Number 102880
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