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Eating Disorder Coaching: An Emerging Adjunct to Overall Care

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About the Course:

Sober and Life Coaches have existed for years, yet the eating disorder field has lagged behind. Fear that coaches are unskilled and possibly unwell, and lack of training and certification contribute to the apprehension. Coaches with lived experience cause even more concern and scrutiny.

This workshop offers clinicians a different perspective on increasing their client’s recovery rates by utilizing properly trained and certified eating disorder coaches who provide between session support, helping clients accomplish behavioral goals and manage real life situations. Carolyn Costin, eating disorder therapist, author and founder of the first residential program in the US, has, for 30 years, been training recovered clinicians and coaches to work in the field. Carolyn explains how to rigorously screen, train and supervise candidates to create prepared, viable coaches who offer vital, affordable, effective support. The differences between a coach Vs. a mentor, therapist or dietitian, are critical for coaches and clinicians to understand and will be delineated.
Certified coaches offer unique services; providing ongoing text support, hands on assistance with meals, grocery and clothes shopping, cooking, or even attending functions or spending time at the client’s home during transitions, such as leaving inpatient or residential treatment. Eating disorder coaching is a complement to treatment that has been missing for years and is long overdue. Now that it’s here, it’s important to get it right.
Carolyn and two accomplished coaches, Millie Thomas and Olivia Soha, working in Australia and New Zealand, describe how coaches and treatment teams can work together to assist clients with defined goals and daily life skills without crossing boundaries into therapeutic or dietary work. Research showing the efficacy of coaching will be presented including data from 3 Australian hospitals. Case examples, Q&A.

This course is based on the book, Eating Disorder Coaching: An Emerging Adjunct to Overall Care created by Carolyn K Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, Olivia Soha, and Millie Thomas, BA in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jul 2020

Course Material Authors

Carolyn K Costin, MA, MEd, MFT
Olivia Soha
Millie Thomas, BA

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. Identify one area where clinicians can utilize a coach to help implement treatment goals

  2. Describe a basic difference between a coach vs. a mentor, therapist and dietitian

  3. Describe at least 3 guidelines for a recovered coach or clinician to follow when working with clients

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

1 credit hour

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American Psychological Association (APA)

1 credit hour

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

1 ce credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 credit hour

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Course Number 102887
1 credit hour
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