Training for Healthcare Professionals

Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders and Unhealthy Sport Environments

Eating disorders are at least as prevalent in athletes as they are in the general population, if not more prevalent, and require careful attention in treatment due to nuanced differences in symptoms and conceptualizations. We will discuss how eating disorders in athletes may need tailored treatments given individual, systemic, and cultural risk and maintenance factors that are unique to sports. We will also discuss treatment considerations for athletes based on levels of care and an athlete’s life cycle. 

Webinar Details

Audience: Primary care and behavioral health providers serving children, adolescents, and young adults
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Credit: 1 CE Credit or Certificate of Attendance

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe core treatment considerations for athletes with eating disorders based on their level of care, including how to navigate the complexities of exercise.
  • Critically evaluate larger systemic and cultural risk and maintenance factors that many athletes with eating disorders face.
  • Identify ways in which they can participate in changing the culture around eating disorders in sport.

Registration and CE Credit

Please complete the registration form before watching the webinar. 

The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCEED maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Rachael Flatt Headshot
Rachael Flatt, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill

Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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