The Registered Dietitian plays a unique role in that they often bridge the gap between medical and psychological aspects of eating disorder care. Nutritional counseling for eating disorder patients can be very effective when dietitians are provided with therapeutic tools and skills; especially when there is communication, accountability and honesty between clients, family members and treatment team providers. This session will offer take home ideas to use in dietary sessions for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and other less commonly known eating disorders such as Avoidance Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Participants will also review The American Psychological Association’s standards for medical, therapeutic and dietary standards on each level of care to ensure that participants have a better understanding of when a higher level of care is recommended.
- Participants will learn how to create a zone contract that will include communication and collaborative work with different members of the treatment team, including family members.
- Participants can identify at least 2 therapeutic/clinical skills that can be used in the dietary session.
- Participants can identify when a patient in no longer appropriate for outpatient level of care.