About the Event
Presented by Alexis Conason, Psy. D. And Kimmie Singh, MS, RD, CDN
Thursday, August 6 & 13, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
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2 Continuing Education Credit Available for Dietitians
The Mindful Eating for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder webinar is a two-part foundations series aimed at professionals looking to increase their knowledge of binge eating disorder (BED) and apply mindfulness and mindful eating skills to the treatment of this disorder. Mindful eating provides an important framework for the treatment of BED in encouraging connection with the body, finding pleasure in food, and shifting from reliance on dieting to listening to the innate cues of our own body. Taught from a weight-inclusive Health At Every Size framework, we believe that weight stigma and dieting are key factors in the onset and maintenance of binge eating disorder and must be specific targets in treatment.
Week 1 of the webinar will teach participants the signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder and the role of weight stigma and dieting in the disorder. Clinical case examples will be used throughout to illustrate concepts. We will also review the research on the effectiveness of mindful eating interventions in BED treatment and explore the use of mindful eating interventions from a weight-inclusive perspective using clinical examples.
Week 2 of the webinar will center the voices of people in recovery from BED (many who are professionals themselves) and/or people who have first-hand experiences with weight stigma in a panel discussion to explore the topics of weight stigma, mindful eating, and treatment modalities from a new perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to ask panel members questions and receive feedback on clinical cases, should they wish to present clinical dilemmas or vignettes.
- Explain how a weight-inclusive approach can benefit BED treatment
- Identify 3 benefits of mindful eating in the treatment of BED
- Recognize symptoms of binge eating disorder
About the Presenters
Alexis Conason, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City where she specializes in the treatment of overeating disorders, body image concerns, sexual functioning, and psychological issues related to bariatric weight loss surgery. She is the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, a mindfulness-based program for the treatment of overeating disorders and body image concerns. She is frequently featured in the popular press and is the author of the “Eating Mindfully” blog on Psychology Today. Dr. Conason is a fierce advocate for helping people recognize and question the societal norms that encourage feeling not good enough about ourselves so that we can live our most fulfilling and meaningful lives—at any size!
You can find her online at:
https://twitter.com/theantidietplan https://www.facebook.com/theantidietplan/ https://www.instagram.com/theantidietplan/
Kimmie Singh is a fat Registered Dietitian based in New York City. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. John’s University, her Master of Science in Nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Dietetic Internship from The City University of New York-Hunter College. Kimmie is an associate at LK Nutrition, a Health at Every Size private practice that supports clients with eating disorders and disordered eating heal their relationships with food and body. She specializes in providing support for PCOS management. She also presents and consults on weight stigma in healthcare. Kimmie is a believer in kindness, compassion, and the power of advocacy.
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Continuing Education Information
This program offers 2 CE for Dietitians.
The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of both parts of this program.
Dietitians may receive continuing education credit for live attendance or for watching the recorded program (to be emailed after the program is broadcast), following successful completion of a post test.