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Continuing Education

22nd Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference


Addressing Race in Clinical Practice: 
Equity and Inclusion in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., Lewis & Clark College
Templeton Student Center, Stamm  |  5.5 CEUs


As eating disorder professionals, we often work from a behavior change perspective to help our client’s heal their relationship to food and body. However, we must also look through a lens that examines the role systemic oppression plays in the development, maintenance and treatment of eating disorders.

The 2019 Columbia River Eating Disorder Network conference will specifically address racism and disparities for people of color in various professional and clinical contexts. CREDN encourages this years attendees to step into their own understanding of power, privilege and biases—factors affect the clients we are helping. Please join us as we examine historical trauma, health disparities and best practices as we work towards inclusion and equity in the treatment of eating disorders.

We are thrilled to welcome our 2019 Presenters:

Dr. Joy DeGruy, world-renowned writer, speaker and social scientist; Joy Ssebikindu, LPC, Program Director at the Center for Discovery in Atlanta, Georgia; and Malak Saddy, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian at the Center For Discovery in Dallas, Texas.

  • Historical Trauma and Health: The Impacts of Stress on African-American Communities
    Dr. Joy DeGruy
  • Best Practices for Building Diversity and Inclusion in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
    Malak Saddy, RD, LD and Joy Ssebikindu, LPC

This workshop may meet the OBLPCT Cultural Competence Continuing Education requirement. Click here for more information

**Online Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23rd. Walk-in registrations on the day of the conference are welcome**

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 $50 per year.

For more information about CREDN and to become a member, visit


Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!