Topic: Managing Eating Disorders during Covid-19Presenter: Molly McShane Perlman, MD, MPH, CEDSDate: Saturday, August 22, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PMLocation: Zoom
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This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by assisting licensees and pre licensees in identifying and addressing disordered eating among clients and determining the most clinically sound and ethical recommendations for treatment of clients with eating disorders. Educational goals of this presentation include increased understanding and recognition of various eating disorders, improved ability to accurately diagnose eating disorders and determine which level of care is indicated for treatment, and increased ability to address disordered eating during Covid-19.
Thirty million Americans will experience an eating disorder at some time in their lives, yet the majority do not receive the specialized treatment needed to treat this potentially life-threatening disease. The impacts of Covid-19 have lead to increases in disordered eating and worsening of symptoms among those with eating disorders. This presentation will provide an overview of eating disorders diagnostic criteria, risk factors, how to screen for and treat eating disorders, and when to refer to higher levels of care. Clinical management of eating disorders during Covid-19 will be discussed, and case examples will be shared. By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will gain new insights into the management of clients with eating disorders.
1. Define the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for at least three eating disorders.2. Identify three factors that have lead to the increase in eating disorder behaviors during Covid-19.3. List at least three tools or resources for assessing and treating clients with eating disorders.
1. Define the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for at least three eating disorders.
2. Identify three factors that have lead to the increase in eating disorder behaviors during Covid-19.
Molly McShane Perlman, MD, MPH, CEDS, FAPA serves as National Medical Director of Monte Nido and Affiliates (MNA), overseeing eating disorder treatment at all MNA facilities across the country. She is double-board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Perlman presents regularly around the country, has been featured in local and national media, and is recognized as a leader in the field of eating disorders.
She graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in biology and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with an M.D. and a Master’s in Public Health. Dr. Perlman is the recipient of the prestigious Laughlin and Ginsberg Fellowships, has trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and the Academy for Eating Disorders, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. As an Assistant Professor at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, she oversees the eating disorder rotation for fourth-year psychiatry residents. She is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Eating Disorders Coalition and advocates regularly on Capitol Hill for increasing education on and treatment of eating disorders. As an invited eating disorder clinical expert in 2017, she participated in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Medical Professionals Early Identification of Eating Disorders Sessions. She also serves as a member of the iaedp Credentialing Committee, as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Residential Eating Disorder Coalition (REDC), and serves on the REDC Research and Standards Committees. Dr. Perlman oversees Monte Nido and Affiliates’ IRB-approved research study on clinical outcomes as Co-Principal Investigator.
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