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Veganism and the Treatment of Eating Disorders

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About the Course:

Veganism, considered a “healthy and ethical” way of eating, is the current #1 health trend. Eating disorder professionals are confronted with the difficulty of deciphering what veganism means to a client and assessing how to treat a client who is following a vegan plan, without enabling the eating disorder. Is veganism a form of disordered eating, a reflection of orthorexia or an eating choice that can be sustained without disordered eating behaviors? If it is a form of disordered eating, do we treat these clients? Are we enabling an eating disorder if we don’t? Within an interactive framework, we will take a fresh, thought-provoking look at veganism, debunk myths and provide the clinician with the tools to better assess the true role veganism plays in a client’s life. Whether veganism exists alongside or is enmeshed within an eating disorder, we discuss how to walk this path with clients effectively and ethically toward full recovery.

This course is based on the book, Veganism and the Treatment of Eating Disorders created by Melanie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jul 2020

Course Material Author

Melanie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S

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. Understand the limitations of current research on veganism and eating disorders, and the current trends around veganism.

  2. Explain the difference between a vegan eating plan, a vegetarian eating plan and an omnivore (non-vegetarian) eating plan within the framework of eating disorder recovery

  3. Identify the essential nutrients that a vegan eating plan does and does not provide and explain why a vegan meal plan can or cannot nutritionally restore an eating disorder client

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

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American Psychological Association (APA)

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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 102906
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