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23rd Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference


Gender Diversity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders:
Best Practices and Affirming Care for
Transgender, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Clients

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Student Center


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Transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals face significant health disparities and recent research has shown that these communities have a significantly higher risk of developing eating disorders (ED) as well as a higher prevalence of ED than their cisgender peers.

The 2020 Columbia River Eating Disorder Network conference will specifically address ways to provide more competent care to gender diverse clients as well as give a deeper understanding of the unique challenges faced by TGNC clients with eating disorders as they navigate recovery. CREDN encourages this years attendees to challenge the cisgender-heteronormative approaches to treating ED’s that most traditional ED education provides and to step into their own understanding of ways in which cisgender privilege and biases about gender identity have impacted the work with ED clients. CREDN encourages attendees to identify and then adopt new approaches and practices to make their clinical work more gender inclusive.

Please join us as we examine cisgender privilege, care disparities and best practices as we work towards greater gender inclusion and equity in the treatment of eating disorders.

The Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN) is a nonprofit 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