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Continuing Education

22nd Annual CREDN Conference Schedule

2019 Conference Schedule

8-8:45 a.m.  |  Registrant check-in and walk-in registration opens

8-8:45 a.m.  |  Breakfast

8:45 a.m.  |  Board Welcome and Presentation

9 a.m.  |   Historical Trauma and Health: The Impacts of Stress on African-American Communities
 Dr. Joy DeGruy 

This discussion will focused on historical trauma in the African American community, and its correlation to health outcomes for African Americans today. Participants will examine how racism and stress have shaped eating habits, body image and coping behaviors of African Americans. Current research highlighting the stress-related over-production of cortisol in African American women and its connection to health disparities, infant mortality and early death will also be discussed.

Following this presentation, participants will have:

  • An understanding of the traumatic history of African American’s in the United States and how it can affect their patients
  • Learned about the impact of racism on health outcomes for African American women
  • Discovered new methods for integrative healing (mind, body, spirit) while addressing disparities and oppression

12 p.m. -1 p.m.  |  Lunch

1-4 p.m.  |  Best Practices for Building Diversity and Inclusion in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Malak Saddy, RD, LD and Joy Ssebikindu, LPC

It has been commonly recognized that Eating Disorders do not discriminate, as they can affect all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, social economic status, or religion, etc. Despite this postulation, Eating Disorders are often underdiagnosed in many cultures due to the lack of knowledge or understanding, and the potential distress that having a Mental Health Diagnosis could bring to one’s family and reputation. Throughout this presentation, listeners will conceptualize diversity, culture, and the negative impact of Anglo-centric treatment modalities in the outpatient and inpatient treatment of Eating Disorders through personal narrative, empirical exploration and our experience in patient care. Post-lecture, participants will have gained competence in the various aspects of these considerations, while acquiring 2-3 strategies that can be put into practice when working with diverse populations.