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Continuing Education


Date: 9:30am PDT July 8, 2017 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, York 115

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, York 115

This course will include an overview of nutrition principles, nutrition therapy, and the role of the dietitian/nutritionist on the treatment team.

Students will learn principles of nutritional rehabilitation for underweight clients, structured eating for clients with bulimia nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, as well as principles of intuitive eating and mindful eating. Orthorexia will be discussed in the context of our obsessive diet culture, and strategies for working with these clients will also be incorporated.

Students will also learn strategies for working with families, particularly those of teens. Students will examine their own relationships with food and strategies for personal wellness, and will learn how to establish professional boundaries around food issues with clients. Collaboration between the dietitian/nutritionist and therapist will be discussed, and case examples will be used to illustrate and differentiate roles of therapist and nutritionist.

This course is part of our Eating Disorders Certificate Program.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9 and 22-23, 2017

Times: July 8, 9, 22, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and July 23, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Instructor: Valerie Edwards, MS, RD, LD

Degree Applicable credit: This course can be taken for 1 semester hour of Degree Applicable Credit. Please contact your advisor for more information.

Continuing education credit: CECP 836-01, 1 semester hours, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement, using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

About the Instructor

Valerie Edwards, MS, RD, LD is an outpatient dietitian at Providence Portland Medical Center who has worked in the eating disorders field for the past 20 years. She tries to meet clients where they are in terms of motivation and help them move forward towards a fuller life that isn’t consumed by food and weight preoccupation. She appreciates being able to get to know her clients over a period of time, and tries to include humor in the journey of recovery. She received her Bachelor of Science in nutrition from Texas A&M University, and has a master’s in clinical nutrition from the University of Minnesota.