Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Eating Disorders: Children, Adolescents, and Adults

This interactive course offers an overview of evidence-based psychological treatments for eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Drs. Kamryn T. Eddy and Jennifer J. Thomas, Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, will serve as the primary faculty for this course. First, Drs. Eddy and Thomas will discuss the key components of a comprehensive eating disorder assessment, including freely available self-report measures of eating disorder psychopathology. Next, Dr. Eddy will present the basic tenets and three phases of family-based treatment (FBT), an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Finally, Dr. Thomas will present the basic tenets and four stages of enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-E), an evidence-based treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related presentations.

This course is designed for mental health professionals of all experience levels. We use a combination of interactive didactics, reading materials, and video role plays to both teach and demonstrate brief skills that you can easily implement into your own unique practice. Both Drs. Eddy and Thomas will demonstrate FBT and CBT-E skills in action during video role plays.

All content and assignments can be completed whenever your schedule allows. The course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

 

Pricing

All Professions: $199.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds may be issued up two weeks after registration. An administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund. Please email us at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu with questions or concerns.

 

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Physicians (including primary and specialty care providers, and psychiatrists)
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed mental health professionals
  • Nurses and clinical nurse practitioners
  • Other allied health providers

Some experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy or family therapy very helpful but not necessary.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a comprehensive psychological assessment of a patient with an eating disorder using a combination of clinical interview and self-report measures.
  • Discuss a patient’s appropriateness for family-based treatment or enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • Describe the basic tenets and three phases of family-based treatment for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. • Implement family-based treatment for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
  • Describe the four stages of enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related presentations. • Create personalized CBT formulations for specific patients.
  • Implement enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related presentations.
  • Describe the evidence for CBT-E and FBT in treating anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related presentations.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 7.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 7.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 6.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 6.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 80665

  • 7.50 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 7.50 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 7.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Registration opens: 
03/04/2019
Course closes: 
02/02/2023
Cost:
$199.00
Rating: 
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Participants must complete each week sequentially and while completing all components of each week to receive credit, including:

  • Activity Overview
  • Video Lecture
  • Reading and Resources (required and optional)
  • Discussion Board
  • Case Assessment

Week 1: Assessment and Treatment Planning

 

  • Describe and apply the DSM-5 criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related presentations
  • Use psychometrically valid and freely available assessments (EDA-5 interview, EDE-Q) to confer an eating disorder diagnosis and assess severity of eating disorder psychopathology
  • Assess the appropriateness of a patient for FBT or CBT

Week 2: FBT Phase I

 

 

  • Describe the basic tenets and four broad phases of FBT for children and adolescents with eating disorders
  • Plan a grave scene to mobilize and empower parents to re-feed their child and/or interrupt other harmful symptoms at home
  • Conduct a family meal to provide coaching that supports at-home feeding efforts
  • Discuss how to support parents in promoting weight restoration and cessation of binge/purge behaviors during the remainder of Phase I

Week 3: FBT Phases II-III

 

 

 

  • Plan to support the parents in slowly handing control over eating back to the adolescent as developmentally appropriate
  • Discuss how the eating disorder has affected family dynamics and derailed normal adolescent development
  • Describe how to end the time-limited treatment and help the family remain vigilant for signs of future relapse
  • List the evidence for FBT efficacy in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa>

Week 4: CBT-E Stage 1-2

 

 

  • Describe the basic tenets and four broad stages of CBT-E for eating disorders
  • Create a personalized CBT formulation for a specific patient
  • Use and interpret patient self-monitoring records
  • Describe the rationale and implementation of weekly open weighing to support CBT goals
  • Assess progress and plan Stage 3 of CBT-E

Week 5: CBT-E Stages 3-4

 

  • Implement optional Stage 3 modules to address overvaluation of shape and weight, body image disturbance, dietary restraint/restriction, and overvaluation of control over eating
  • Discuss how to end the time-limited treatment and develop a personalized plan to prevent future relapse
  • Describe the evidence for CBT-E efficacy in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related presentations
Course Director(s)

Kamryn Eddy, MD

has a financial relationship (Professional Services) with Cambridge University Press (author of "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for ARFID");.

Jennifer Thomas, PhD

has a financial relationship (Copyright) with Royalties for book sales from Cambridge University Press;.
has a financial relationship (Professional Services) with Honorarium from John Wiley & Sons;.
has a financial relationship (Copyright) with Royalties for book sales from Hazelden/Harvard Health Publications;.
Planner(s)

Kamryn Eddy, MD

has a financial relationship (Professional Services) with Cambridge University Press (author of "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for ARFID");.

Jane Pimental, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

David Rubin, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Susan,Ph.D. Sprich, Ph.D.

has a financial relationship (Other) with Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT);.
has a financial relationship (Other) with Springer;.
has a financial relationship (Other) with Oxford University Press;.

Jennifer Thomas, PhD

has a financial relationship (Copyright) with Royalties for book sales from Hazelden/Harvard Health Publications;.
has a financial relationship (Copyright) with Royalties for book sales from Cambridge University Press;.
has a financial relationship (Professional Services) with Honorarium from John Wiley & Sons;.
Speaker(s)

Kamryn Eddy, MD

has a financial relationship (Professional Services) with Cambridge University Press (author of "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for ARFID");.

Jennifer Thomas, PhD

has a financial relationship (Professional Services) with Honorarium from John Wiley & Sons;.
has a financial relationship (Copyright) with Royalties for book sales from Hazelden/Harvard Health Publications;.
has a financial relationship (Copyright) with Royalties for book sales from Cambridge University Press;.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 7.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 7.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 6.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 6.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 80665

  • 7.50 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 7.50 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 7.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

 
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Release Date: March 4, 2019
Expiration Date: February 2, 2023
Review Date:  February 2, 2020 by Robert Althoff, MD, PhD

Course Director

Kamryn Eddy, MD
Jennifer Thomas, PhD

Planners

David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer
Kamryn Eddy, MD
Jennifer Thomas, PhD

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In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:              

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.

Financial relationships

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Relevant financial relationships 

ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant.  Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Susan Sprich, PhD
Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editors): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


Disclosure Information 

In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies for the past 24 months, as defined below:                        

Ineligible Companies 

The ACCME defines an “Ineligible company” as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”  For more information, visit

accme.org/standards

Financial Relationships

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. 

Mitigation of Financial Relationships

All financial relationships are reviewed to determine which ones are relevant, and then measures are taken to mitigate all relevant financial relationships and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of the education.   

The following planners, speakers, content reviewers, and others in control of educational content have reported financial relationships with ineligible companies over the past 24 months. Measures have been taken to mitigate the impact of these financial relationships on the educational content and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of this education.        

Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD
Honorarium: John Wiley & Sons (Associate Editor of International Journal of Eating Disorders)
Royalties: Harvard Health Publications/Hazelden
Royalties: Oxford University Press
Royalties: Cambridge University Press

Kamryn Eddy, PhD
Royalties, book advance: Cambridge University Press (author of "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for ARFID")

All other individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity have reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies.


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