FREE Eating Disorder Treatment Seminar Series

FREE Eating Disorder Treatment Seminar Series

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Oregon Health Authority is hosting a virtual training series on treating eating disorders.

About this event

We’re excited to announce that we have engaged eating disorder specialist Therese Waterhous, PhD, RDN, CEDRD-S; who is bringing in Melissa Grossman, MS, LPC, and Whitney Trotter, RDN, RN, RYT, to lead a virtual training series on treating eating disorder treatment.

Eating disorders frequently develop during childhood, adolescence and during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Children and youth benefit from screening for eating disorders for early detection and to identify those at risk of developing these disorders. The earlier an eating disorder and associated behaviors are recognized, diagnosed, and effectively treated, the better the long-term outcomes.

Effective eating disorder treatment is delivered by a multidisciplinary team composed of behavioral health/mental health providers, nutrition therapy providers and medical providers. Treatment consists of stabilizing the individual’s medical and nutritional needs while providing mental health therapies. Use of family and youth peer support services is also encouraged when appropriate in the treatment cycle.

We are pleased to provide this training, funded by Mental Health Block Grant dollars, to impart essential knowledge about eating disorders and to increase the number of skilled providers in the behavioral health workforce.

*CEU's are available from NASW only

Dates and Speakers:

12pm - 1:15pm PST

  • June 8 - Therese Waterhous

June 8th Links and Materials

For the June 8th lecture, Dr. Waterhous will refer to these materials linked below, and you may want to reference them throughout the trainings over the coming months. Extensive review prior to the first webinar is not necessary:

PACEs Connection article: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Influence Eating Disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders Publications:

  • July 13th – Whitney Trotter: “Eating Disorders in Underrepresented Groups”

  • August 10th – Therese Waterhous: “Next Steps After Screening and Diagnosis: Effective Treatment Concepts & Levels of Care”

  • August 31st – 1 hour Q&A with Dr. Therese Waterhous

  • September 21st – Therese Waterhous: “Measurement Tools, Involving Supportive Others & How to Talk to a Person you Think May Have an Eating Disorder”

  • October 12th – Melissa Grossman: “Working with LGBTQIA+ Clients”

  • November 16th – Melissa Grossman: “Doing the Work: How Clinicians Can Be of Best Service to Our Clients”

  • December 7th – Therese Waterhous: “Impacts of Weight Stigma, Weight Bias & the Food System”

OHA Eating Disorder Treatment Series

You will receive a Zoom link via email from two hours before the start of the event.