Eating Disorders: It May Not be What You Think, Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare, Friday, 17. May 2019

Course Description:
Eating Disorders is the most fatal of all mental health problems. As more is being learned about the physiological components involved in the development of an eating disorder, treatments are also changing. This workshop will focus on an overview of the various forms that an eating disorder can take as well as the changes in diagnostic criteria in the DSM V. Also discussed will be the multifaceted nature of developing an eating disorder as well as common myths and misconceptions still associated with those having eating disorders. Medical complications and levels of care will also be described in this workshop. Finally, specific types of evidence based strategies will be reviewed.
Learning Objectives:
1) Identify the criteria for diagnosis of an eating disorder
2) Understand the various factors common to developing an eating disorder
3) Provide responses to common myths and misconceptions related to those having eating disorders
4) Utilize evidence based strategies in treatment
Biography:
Dr. Linda Buchanan founded Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders in 1993 which was acquired by Walden Behavioral Care in 2017. She is now Senior Director of Clinical Services with Walden, a leading national healthcare system specializing in the treatment of eating disorders (to all genders and ages 11 and up) providing the full continuum of care with facilities in Georgia, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Dr. Buchanan received her master’s degree from Georgia State University and a Diploma from the Psychological Studies Institute (now known as Richmont University) in Christian Counseling from which she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for her work in founding ACE. Dr. Buchanan then went on to receive her Ph.D. from Georgia State University doing a residency at the Medical College of Georgia. She currently has a book in publication titled A Clinician’s Guide to Dealing with Pathological Ambivalence: How to be on Your Client’s Side Without Taking a Side the content of which she has presented at multiple national conferences. She has published two chapters on her model of treatment of eating disorders which have been used as texts in a local doctoral program for Clinical Psychology students. Additionally, she has published four research articles on the treatment of eating disorders including two outcome studies of the treatment provided at Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. She has been married for over 30 years and is the mother of two adopted sons.
Continuing Education Credit: 
 Application has been made and pending approval by LPCA-GA for 3 continuing education hours
 Application has been made and pending approval by GSCSW for 3 continuing education hours
 
Refund Policy:
Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to eevans@pyramidhc.com.


Friday, 17. May 2019, Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare, Eating Disorders: It May Not be What You Think

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