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Continuing Education

Introduction to Eating Disorders

Date: October 19 9:00am - November 23 5:30pm Location: South Chapel, Graduate Campus

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    Kirsten McAteer, M.A., LPC, CADC I, NCC

South Chapel, Graduate Campus

This course explores the history, etiology, prevalence, possible causes, early recognition, treatment, and prevention of anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related disordered eating behaviors.

Class discussion will include an overview of the possible causes of, early intervention for, and treatment of obesity. 

Information will be presented from a multidimensional approach, reviewing the biological, sociocultural, psychological, behavioral, nutritional, and medical modalities of treatment. 

Topics will also include treatment options, community resources, and insurance coverage of eating disorders and obesity. 

This course is the prerequisite for all other courses in our Eating Disorders Certificate Program.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Four Saturdays, October 19, November 2, 16, and 23, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Kirsten McAteer, M.A., LPC, CADC I, NCC

Degree-applicable credit: CPSY 572, 2 semester hours, $1,608

If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor.

Continuing education credit: CECP 829, 2 semester hours, $700

To register for continuing education credit please click here to view program application requirements and application form.

Required texts: Treatment Of Eating Disorders, Grilo; and Treatment Of Eating Disorders, Maine. Available for purchase online at the Lewis & Clark bookstore.

About the Instructor

Kirsten McAteer, M.A. ‘05 received a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in addictions from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Center of Portland, a Monte Nido Affiliate and partial hospitalization program for the treatment of eating disorders, and is on the board of the Columbia River Eating Disorder Network.  Prior to her current position, Kirsten was a DBT therapist at Portland DBT for several years where she most recently managed the Path to Mindful Eating Program. She also was on the training team at Portland DBT and gave regular trainings for professionals on DBT, DBT and the treatment of eating disorders and trauma. In addition to specializing in DBT for the treatment of eating disorders, personality disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and co-occurring substance abuse disorders, Kirsten has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training for the treatment of trauma, attachment and developmental issues.  

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