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Eating disorders frequently develop during childhood, adolescence and during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Children and youth benefit from screening for eating disorders for early detection and to identify those at risk of developing these disorders. The earlier an eating disorder and associated behaviors are recognized, diagnosed, and effectively treated, the better the long-term outcomes. Follow this link​ for more information on eating disorder trends for young people, infancy through age 25.

Effective eating disorder treatment is delivered by a multidisciplinary team composed of behavioral health/mental health providers, nutrition therapy providers and medical providers. Treatment consists of stabilizing the individual's medical and nutritional needs while providing mental health therapies. Use of family and youth peer support services is also encouraged when appropriate in the treatment cycle.

We are pleased to provide this training, funded by Mental Health Block Grant dollars, to impart essential knowledge about eating disorders and to increase the number of skilled providers in the behavioral health workforce. You may register for each event through Eventbrite​.

Dates and speakers: Sessions are noon to 1:15 p.m. and include a 15-minute question and answer session. Unless otherwise noted, each session is eligible for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Registration is required to earn CEUs for each session. You will receive a Zoom link two hours prior to the lecture.

Regional Help and Resources​ for eating disorder treatment


June 8: Therese Waterhouse 

Video Recording, June 8 lecture

Lecture Slides​​

Handouts/References:


July 13th – Whitney Trotter: “Eating Disorders in Underrepresented Groups"

Video Recording, July 13 lecture

Lecture Slides


August 10th – Therese Waterhous: “Next Steps After Screening and Diagnosis: Effective Treatment Concepts & Levels of Care"

​Video Recording, August 10 lecture​

Lecture Slides

Regional Help and Resources​ for eating disorder treatment


Handouts/Article:

Very Well "Which Level of Eating Disorder Treatment is Right for Me?"​

Flow Chart for eating disorder decisions

Jacob's EDGE Questionnaire

Short Version of EDE Questionnaire​


August 31st – 1 hour Q&A with Dr. Therese Waterhous

Video Recording, August 31 Q&A​

Q&A Slides and Resources​


September 21st – Therese Waterhous: “Measurement Tools, Involving Supportive Others & How to Talk to a Person you Think May Have an Eating Disorder"

Video Recording, September 21 lecture

Lecture Slides​

Handouts/Articles:

National Eating Disorders Collaboration: Treatment Options

Social Work Today: A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disordersby Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS, MLSP  ​


October 12th – Melissa Grossman: “Working with LGBTQIA+ Clients"

Video Recording, October 12 lecture

Lecture Slides

Resources

November 16th – Melissa Grossman: “Doing the Work: How Clinicians Can Be of Best Service to Our Clients"

Video Recording, November 16 lecture

Lecture Slides​

​Handout:

Recovery Oriented Language Guide Mental Health Coordinating Council 2022


​December 7th  – Therese Waterhous: “Impacts of Weight Stigma, Weight Bias & the Food System"​


Featured Speakers

​Therese has worked within the eating disorder community for 15 years. She started as an advocate and in 2009 opened Willamette Nutrition Source, LLC, a private practice devoted to eating disorder treatment and education. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, and in each organization has served on numerous committees, given many presentations, and authored many written pieces for various publications. Locally, she has trained many health care professionals.

Therese S. Waterhous, PhD, RDN, FAED (she/her)

​Whitney is dually licensed as a registered dietitian and nurse and is also a yoga instructor. Whitney has more than 10 years of experience working as a registered dietitian serving the HIV/AIDS community, in addition to working in the eating disorder field. Whitney's career in the eating disorder field includes being a former nutrition and nursing director of a Residential, PHP, and IOP center. Whitney also previously worked at a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center as a pediatric emergency room nurse. In addition to her RN and RDN work. Whitney is also the owner/founder of Bluff City Health, a private practice specializing in bridging the gap in the eating disorder field of equitable care and social justice. 

Whitney Trotter, RDN, RN (she/her)

Melissa has been a licensed therapist working with eating disorders for 32 years. She has had private practices in Corvallis, Portland and San Francisco and acted as the clinical director of an outpatient eating disorder and substance abuse program in San Francisco for 10 years. She works with adolescents, their families and adult clients and specializes in eating disorders, addiction, trauma and issues relevant to people who identify as LGBTQIA+.​

​Melissa Grossman, MS, LPC

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