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Continuing Education

18th Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference

As eating disorders are increasingly recognized as biologically-based mental illnesses, and with the inclusion of Binge Eating Disorder as its own diagnosis, practitioners’ treatment responsibilities are expanding. With these changes comes a new commission to educate ourselves regarding best practice and to find effective treatment for all of our patients along the eating disorder continuum. It is truly the next generation for eating disorder treatment.

It may be tempting to apply “stand-by” or outdated thinking or methodologies in our delivery of services, but it is our charge to find innovative ways to help our patients recover.  Some may believe that the same interventions utilized in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa would also be appropriate for patients with Binge Eating Disorder; this may not always be the case.

The goal of this year’s conference, Next Generation Eating Disorder Treatment: Moving From a “One Size Fits All” Perspective is to inspire and educate practitioners about appropriate treatment approaches for all types of eating disorders and to challenge them in finding creative ways to identify, diagnose, understand and treat patients with all types of eating disorders with individualized focus and intention.

Conference Details

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Center, Stamm

Registration and CEUs

Regular: $165  
CREDN members: $145  
Students or residents: $50

Includes 6 CEUs, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments. 

Please see the Registration page for details about special rates at nearby hotels.

More about the CEUs earned at this conference

ACEP-logo-72dpi_webLewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwestern Association of Schools and Colleges and is an approved provider (#04228) of continuing education hours for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

The Oregon State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, the Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers, and the Washington State Board of Chemical Dependency Counselors accept noncredit courses for licensure renewal.


The Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN) is a non-profit organization composed of treatment professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. We promote community awareness of eating, weight and body-image concerns, and provide referral information for those seeking treatment. Membership is only $35 per year.

For more information about CREDN including becoming a member, visit

Conference Sponsors 

Thank you to our sponsors, including the Center for Community Engagement and the Professional Mental Health Counseling–Addictions Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Eating Recovery Center, and Providence Behavioral Health Services Adult and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program.