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Binge Eating Disorder in PCOS and Beyond: Nutrition Therapy in the Trenches

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Please join us for a wonderful presentation!

Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, LD, CSSD, the National Coordinator of Nutrition Education for Castlewood Treatment Centers and Director of iaedp Certificationm will be presenting on binge eating disorder.

Binge eating disorder may be new to DSM-5, but certainly not new to the clinicians who treat eating disorders and the clients who struggle. Binge eating is often misunderstood – it isn’t just emotional eating. It isn’t just a compulsive behavior for those whose weight falls into a certain BMI category. The treatment of binge eating disorder is complicated by the very fact that it is not prejudiced – it is age, race, weight and gender-neutral. Treatment gets more complicated when it intersects with insulin resistance, infertility or combination of such within PCOS. This presentation will help clinicians understand the challenges of combining treatment of BED with these complications and recognize the alterations in brain reward circuitry that affect the treatment of BED in relationship to insulin resistance and PCOS. Creative nutrition therapy to stabilize physiological binge triggers, heal shame-based thinking and restore trust in food and body will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the connection between PCOS, infertility and binge eating disorder

  2. Discuss current research on the effect of brain reward circuity and insulin resistance in clients with BED – with and without PCOS

  3. List the challenges of combining treatment of BED with insulin resistance and PCOS

  4. Identify creative nutrition therapy tools to strengthen client’s relationship with food and body in healing binge eating disorder complicated by insulin resistance and PCOS

Presenter Details:

Tammy has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over thirty-one years, of which the last 26 have been specialized in the field of eating disorders. Tammy was the first registered dietitian to become a certified with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) in 1993, and has served on the Certification Committee since 2008, stepping into the role of Director in 2013. During her tenure, the Commission on Dietetic Registration approved the CEDRD Certification for RDs in the field of eating disorders as of June, 2015. She serves as Chair of the Nutrition and Dietetics Advisory Board for Auburn University, and is currently President of the Alabama Dietetic Association. In November 2015, she joined Castlewood Treatment Centers as National Coordinator for Nutrition Education, working with both clients in treatment and clinicians dedicated to their clients’ recovery. Tammy is passionate about translating evidence-based science into practical and insightful messages for clients to begin healing their relationship with food and body and for clinicians to incorporate into their own practices.

CE Event Details: 2.75 CE Credits Available

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work

IAEDP New York's Co-Sponsor, CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.


New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy

IAEDP New York's co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems (d/b/a CE-credit.com), is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0008


IAEDP has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5912. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IAEDP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

How to get CE's (for NYS LCSW's and LCAT's only):

A continuing education certificate for the event you attended at iaedpNY will be obtained using the website, CE-GO. Approximately one week after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-GO. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-GO website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)

  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format



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