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Continuing Education

[Online] Mind Body Connections in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Date: 9:00am - 5:30pm PDT July 25 Location: Online


This course will explore the use of somatic approaches—including yoga, somatic therapies, and mindfulness—in the treatment of eating disorders. Participants will explore improving body image, embodied experience, introspective awareness, and the ability to identify, feel, and regulate emotions - all critical components in the treatment of eating disorders and negative body image.

Together, we will also look at eating disordered behavior, and the relationship of those impacted through their bodies with an interpersonal neurobiology lense.

This course is part of our Eating Disorders Certificate Program.  

Please Note: All Eating Disorders courses will be offered online during the summer of 2020. Should the stay at home order be lifted during the course of these classes, instructors may opt to add optional in-person meetings to enhance learning. These meetings, should they occur, will offer additional learning opportunities during regularly scheduled course times and every effort will be made to allow virtual attendance. The ability to attend in-person meetings will not affect a student’s ability to successfully complete a course.

Registration for this class will close one week prior to start date.

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26, 2020, 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Sarah Alexander, LCSW

Degree Applicable credit (current students and certificate candidates): This course can be taken for 1 semester hour of Degree Applicable Credit. Please contact your advisor for more information.

Graduate Continuing Education credit (current students and certificate candidates): CECP 840-03, 1 semester hour, $350. Please contact for more information

Graduate Continuing Education Credit (single class): If you are wishing to take this course without being formally accepted into the certificate program, but still wish to earn credit, click here.

About the Instructor

Sarah Alexander received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1995 with a double major in Psychology and Women’s Studies. She began practicing full-time as a therapist in 2001, and received her Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University in 2005. She has been been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon since 2008, working in community mental health settings for substance abuse, partial hospitalization intensive day-treatment setting for eating disorders, and university counseling centers. She has served on the Board for the Columbia River Eating Disorder Network since 2015 and runs a private practice in the Beaverton-area. 

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