First Presenter's Institution

Eating Disorders Recovery Center of Athens

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Portside

Strand #1

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

The importance of child advocates who understand eating disorders is important to the youth’s both physical and mental health. The child advocate understanding eating disorders helps them to identify it properly and encourage the child to seek appropriate treatment.

Brief Program Description

This presentation will address DSM-V criteria for feeding and eating disorders, demographics for eating disorders, long-term medical issues associated with eating disorders, assessment measures for feeding and eating disorders, and resources for the community. Being able to identify, assess, and treat eating disorders within the children and adolescent population is crucial in their long-term physical development and mental health as eating disorders typically begin in mid-adolescence.

Summary

The presentation is in the format of a PowerPoint presentation. It will include a group activity as well as multimedia aides to inform and educate the group about eating disorders, media influence, and pro-Ana websites. This presentation will address DSM-V criteria for feeding and eating disorders, demographics for eating disorders, long-term medical issues associated with eating disorders, assessment measures for anorexia and bulimia, and resources for the community regarding treatment avenues for eating disorders. The signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder will be discussed in depth; and compared to Other Specified Eating and Feeding Disorders to help practitioners/community advocates make a differential diagnosis. The external signs and cognitions of eating disordered patients such as: rigid rules, obsessive thoughts, “fear foods”, masking hunger, and over exercising are processed in regards to their disorder. Information regarding demographics and long-term medical issues associated with eating disorders and obesity will be addressed. The presentation introduces supplemental assessment tools such as the EAT-26, EDI-3, and Compulsive Exercise Test. Other assessment tools are addressed such as the NEO-PI, State Trait Anxiety Scale, Beck’s Depression Inventory, and Process of Change. Treatment protocols, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and intuitive eating are discussed. The presentation also includes several resources for schools in the long term treatment of eating disorders and childhood obesity.

The presenter will use an activity to help the group understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with an eating disorder. Attendees will define thoughts associated with dieting and compare those to common cognitions of an eating disorder. The presenter will help the group understand the difference between a diet and a disorder.

The presenter will use social media, pro-Ana websites, and YouTube videos to further illustrate the signs, symptoms, and stereotypes associated with eating disorders.

Evidence

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders(5th ed.). Washington, DC.

Cooper, Z., Fairburn, C. G., & Hawker, D. M. (2003). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of obesity: A clinician's guide. New York: Guilford Press.

Fairborn, C. G. (2008). Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Thomas, J. J., & Schaefer, J. (2013). Almost anorexic: Is my (or my loved one's) relationship with food a problem? Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Tribole, E., & Resch, E. (2012). Intuitive eating: A revolutionary program that works. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.

Websites (placed in presentation for resources for educators and parents):

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

www.aedweb.org

http;//kidshealth.org

www.anad.org

www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity

www.letsmove.gov

www.strong4Life.com

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Valerie Miranda is an LPC within the state of Georgia. Valerie graduated with a Master’s of Education in Community Mental Health from Georgia Southern University in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Georgia in 2006. She has been working with children and adolescents since 2002 in day care settings, after school programs, hospitals, in-home therapeutic settings, group homes, and is now currently in private practice at the Eating Disorders Recovery Center of Athens, Georgia.

Keyword Descriptors

Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Childhood Obesity, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-6-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

3-6-2017 4:15 PM

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Mar 6th, 3:00 PM Mar 6th, 4:15 PM

Eating Disorders: Identifying, Assessing, and Treatment

Portside

This presentation will address DSM-V criteria for feeding and eating disorders, demographics for eating disorders, long-term medical issues associated with eating disorders, assessment measures for feeding and eating disorders, and resources for the community. Being able to identify, assess, and treat eating disorders within the children and adolescent population is crucial in their long-term physical development and mental health as eating disorders typically begin in mid-adolescence.