Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders


Course Description: This course reviews evidence-based practices for the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents. This course focuses on the phenomenology of eating disorders, comorbidity of eating disorders with other psychiatric and medical disorders, and the treatment in children and adolescents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the clinical presentation and course, epidemiology, etiology and risk factors, and differential diagnosis and comorbidity associated with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other related disorders
  • Critique recommendations for best assessment and treatment practices for eating disorders

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): James Lock, MD, PhD, Maria C. La Via, MD, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee on Quality Issues

Content Publisher(s): American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Reprinted with permission from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, © All Rights Reserved, 2017

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Lock is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine where he also serves as Director of the Eating Disorder Program for Children and Adolescents. Dr. Lock has published over 200 articles, abstracts, and book chapters.

Dr. La Via is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. She graduated from medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina where she also completed her residency in psychiatry as well as fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and eating disorders. She is a board certified adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. La Via is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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