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Continuing Education

Introduction to Eating Disorders

Date: 9:00am PDT October 18, 2014 Location: York Graduate Center, Room 115

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

York Graduate Center, Room 115

This course explores the history, etiology, prevalence, possible causes, early recognition, treatment, and prevention of anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related disordered eating behaviors.

Class discussion will include an overview of the possible causes of, early intervention for, and treatment of obesity. 

Information will be presented from a multidimensional approach, reviewing the biological, sociocultural, psychological, behavioral, nutritional, and medical modalities of treatment. 

Topics will also include treatment options, community resources, and insurance coverage of eating disorders and obesity. 

This course is the prerequisite for all other courses in our Eating Disorders Certificate Program.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Four Saturdays, October 18, November 1, 15, and 22, 2014

Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Degree-applicable credit: MHCA 572, 2 semester hours, $1,656

If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor.

Continuing education credit: CECP 829, 2 semester hours, $700

To register for continuing education credit please click here to view program application requirements and application form.

Required texts: Grillo, C. & Mitchell, J. (2010) The treatment of eating disorders: A clinical handbook. Guilford Press: New York.

Maine, M.,  McGilley, H. &  Burnell, D. (2010).  Treatment of eating disorders: Bridging the gap. Academic Press: Maryland Heights, MO.

Available for purchase online at the Lewis & Clark bookstore.

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines (APA, 2006). Treatment  of patients with eating disorders. Available and downloadable online at 

About the Instructor

Kirsten McAteer, M.A., LPC, NCC is a therapist in private practice who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma.  Prior to opening her practice this year, she was the Clinical Director of a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders and, prior to that, was at the Portland DBT Institute for a number of years where she managed the eating disorder program and, as part of the training team, gave numerous trainings for professionals on DBT and DBT and eating disorders.  She has been intensively trained in DBT and is one of the few therapists in Portland who have completed both level I and level II training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma and developmental trauma.  She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark and this is her third year teaching the eating disorder certificate courses. 


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