In this course, therapists and their patients will learn how to formulate unique and comprehensive treatment plans for emotional eating disorders: binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, chronic dieting, and body image disorders. This book explores in depth binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, obesity, exercise addiction, men and eating disorders, sexual and substance abuse, bariatric surgery, night eating syndrome, pregnancy, older women, medication, frozen grief, and the healing role of psychotherapy. Ms. Cohen describes how the therapy relationship comes to mirror the eating disorder and therefore exploring the transference becomes a key tool in helping patients recover.
This course is based on the book, Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace With Emotional Eating – Updated created by Mary Anne Cohen, L.C.S.W. in 2013.
Course Material Author
Mary Anne Cohen, L.C.S.W.
Mary Anne Cohen is a professional psychotherapist since 1972 and director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders. She is author of Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating (New Forge Press, 2013) and French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating (Gurze, 1995, Spanish Edition, 1997). She has also hosted her own radio show on eating disorders in New York on AM and FM radio. Ms. Cohen has also appeared on national television and lectures extensively to professional and community groups. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Eating Disorder Council of Long Island and is a member of the National Eating Disorders Association. Her professional associations include the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the Society of Clinical Social Workers, she is a Diplomate of the National Association of Social Workers, and Board Certified by The American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work.
Mary Anne Cohen, L.C.S.W. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Mary Anne Cohen is a professional psychotherapist since 1972 and Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders. She is author of Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating (New Forge Press, 2013) and French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating (New Forge Press, 2016, Spanish Edition, 1997).
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about treatment plans for emotional eating disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Articulate and explain the range of eating disorder symptomatology and psychodynamics.
Formulate an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for individual patients with eating disorders.
Explain the role of early childhood attachment problems in the development of eating disorders.
Articulate the connection between sexual abuse, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
Integrate psychodynamic and behavioral treatment techniques.
Illustrate knowledge of how to utilize the transference issues of binge eating, bulimic, and anorexic patients to enhance the success of the treatment and prevent premature termination.
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