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Bridging the Research-Practice Gap with Underserved Populations

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About the Course:

Despite increasing eating disorder research within diverse populations, the gold standard empirically-supported eating disorder treatments continue to be primarily evidenced in select populations (e.g. young white women). Failure to take identity (e.g., race, ethnicity) into account can potentially harm already underserved patients. Additionally, individuals in marginalized communities are less likely to be assessed and treated for eating-related concerns. This workshop, organized by the AED Research-Practice Committee, seeks to demonstrate how culturally competent care can be compatible with evidence-based practice. Though additional investigation is needed to understand how to competently treat all individuals, adapting current research is a necessary first step. Presenters will review the available evidence-base for culturally competent care in diverse populations. Compatibility of current empirically-supported treatments for individuals in underserved populations will be discussed. Where there are not empirically-supported treatments, the presenters will provide a framework and suggestions for using evidence to alter existing treatments to suit the needs of diverse patients. Participants and presenters will work together to brainstorm concrete ways to increase future culturally competent eating disorder treatment research. Further, supports for and barriers to empirically-supported treatments in diverse populations will be considered as a group.

This course is based on the book, Bridging the Research-Practice Gap with Underserved Populations created by Caitlin Martin-Wagar, MA, Maria La Via, MD, and Mae Lynn Reyes, Rodriguez, PhD, FAED in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jun 2020

Course Material Authors

Caitlin Martin-Wagar, MA
Maria La Via, MD
Mae Lynn Reyes, Rodriguez, PhD, FAED

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. Learn what treatments and resources are available for underserved populations.

  2. Understand how to adapt empirically-supported treatments to diverse populations.

  3. Determine next steps needed to develop concrete strategies to contribute to increased diversity within eating disorder research.

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

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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)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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Course Number 102892
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