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Courting Debate and Narrowing the Divides in the Eating Disorders Field

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About the Course:

Eating disorders are in a state of flux. Over my 40 years in the field more people have come under this diagnostic umbrella. However, as our knowledge about the genetics, developmental predisposition and pathophysiology deepens it appears that there may be deep divisions between the subtypes as well as similarities. For example, discontinuities in eating behavior arise from interactions and differences in metabolism, environmental and development experiences. Moreover, protracted nutritional imbalance has consequences on the brain, body and social environment. This complexity is reflected in the response to current treatments (often borrowed from those used in other disorders) with a poor overall outcome. Evidence based practice in which we listen to patients and professionals to frame our questions and reflect on our findings is essential to build the high-quality evidence that we need to disrupt the ominous course that many eating disorders take. Early interventions and more personalized targets are needed. As one of our carers reflected, we may not find the cure (yet) but we can provide the remedy.

This course is based on the book, Courting Debate and Narrowing the Divides in the Eating Disorders Field created by Janet Treasure, OBE, MD, PhD, FAED in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jun 2020

Course Material Author

Janet Treasure, OBE, MD, PhD, FAED

Janet Treasure, OBE PhD FRCP FRCPsych, is a British psychiatrist, who specialises in research and treatment of eating disorders. She is currently the director of the Eating Disorder Unit and Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. In early 2013 she was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to People with Eating Disorders.

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 the developments in the eating disorders field over the past 40 years

  2. Identify the contribution of clinical expertise into evidence-based practice

  3. Name recommendations for improving current eating disorders treatments

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Course Number 102891
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