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Continuing Education

Treatment Modalities for Eating Disorders

Date: 9:00am PDT April 6, 2013 - 5:30pm May 4, 2013 Location: Room 116, Graduate Campus

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    Kirsten McAteer, M.A., LPC, CADC I, NCC

Room 116, Graduate Campus

This course will present an in-depth overview of the research supported treatment modalities for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

Students will learn about and practice techniques of Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders, ACT, DBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, the Maudsley Method and more.  Students will be provided with an opportunity to participate in a variety of experiential strategies related to each treatment.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss how their own dieting/eating disorder history, food beliefs/rules, and body image could show up in their interactions with clients.
  2. List six cognitive distortions and alternatives that could be used in individual, family and/or group therapy.
  3. Practice three CBT strategies, two ACT and three DBT.
  4. Describe the Maudsley Method and other issues pertaining to family therapy.
  5. Create a treatment plan for four clients who meet criteria for each of the following: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder NOS (with co-occurring depression, anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance use and/or trauma). 

Past participants are saying…

“Very grateful this class exists. Presenters were fabulous-energy and passion they bring is inspiring.”

“Descriptions of the various treatment modalities for eating disorders  was most valuable.”

“Real applicable treatment practices that I can use. Thank you!”

Course Details

Prerequisite: Introduction to Eating Disorders

Dates: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Instructor: Kirsten McAteer, M.A., LPC, CADC I, NCC

Required Texts: Treatment Of Eating Disorders, Grilo; Treatment Of Eating Disorders, Maine; Cognitive Behavior Therapy And Eating Disorders, Fairburn. Can be purchased from Lewis & Clark Bookstore.


Degree-applicable credit: CPSY 575, 2 semester hours, $1,546

Continuing education credit: CECP 830, 2 semester hours, $700

Register now for continuing education credit (PDF)

  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

About the Instructor

Kirsten McAteer, M.A.‘05 received a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in addictions from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She is currently the program manager of the Path to Mindful Eating Program at Portland Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program. 

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