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Using Research to Inform Clinical Practice In the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Using Research to Inform Clinical Practice In the Treatment of Eating Disorders

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Date(s) - 05.06.16
10:45 am - 4:00 pm


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Date/Time:   Friday, May 06, 2016, 10:45 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy at Tyson’s II Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102.

Cost: $55.00 for NVACP Members / $100.00 for non-NVACP Members / $20.00 for Clinical Students

Menu: Family style luncheon to include vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections

Program Schedule:      

10:45 am to 11:30 am         Registration, Meet & Greet

11:30 am to   1:00 pm         Lunch, Networking, Announcements

1:00 pm to   4:00 pm          CE Program with Dr. Fischer

Program Overview:

Many adults and adolescents with eating disorders (EDs) often first seek treatment for another problem before targeting ED symptoms. However, it is important to understand and target these symptoms in treatment because of the significant psychological and physiological damage that untreated EDs can have on an individuals’ health and well-being. The goal of this presentation is to provide clinicians a research-informed update on diagnosis, maintenance factors, and best clinical practices relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in adolescents and adults. This presentation will review current diagnostic categories for eating disorders, common co-occurring conditions that often lead individuals to treatment, updated research on neurobiological and psychological factors that maintain ED symptoms, and practical approaches to evidence based treatment of EDs. This presentation will utilize several clinical examples in order to facilitate participant understanding and practical application.

Learning Objectives:

Understand common co-occurring conditions that often lead individuals with eating disorders to seek treatment

Learn how to conceptualize the maintenance of eating disorder symptoms within an individual

Learn how to adapt evidence based practice in the treatment of eating disorders to a private practice setting

Identify when a client may need to be referred to specialist treatment

Speaker Bibliograhpy:

Dr. Sarah Fischer is a licensed clinical psychologist and a faculty member of the psychology department at George Mason University. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky, and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry with a specialization in eating disorders treatment and research. Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on the role of impulsivity in eating disorder symptoms and co-occurring behaviors, such as substance abuse and self-injury. She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Behavior Therapy, and has been a co-investigator on two NIH funded treatment outcome studies. Dr. Fischer’s clinical expertise is in the treatment of adolescent and adult eating disorders and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.



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