Training for Healthcare Professionals

UNITE: Engaging Couples in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Cognitive-behavioral couple therapy (CBCT) is a highly efficacious approach for assisting couples experiencing relationship distress. In addition, couple-based interventions often are effective for treating individual disorders. For more than a decade, researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have been examining how to integrate partners into the treatment of eating disorders to improve treatment response. This webinar will provide an overview of these efforts, including: (a) how eating disorders present within an interpersonal context; (b) how interpersonal relationships can facilitate patients’ progress in treatment; (c) how to employ effective communication to counter significant avoidance present in eating disorders; and (d) how to guide couples in the implementation of behavior change consistent with recovery.

Webinar Details

Audience: Primary care and behavioral health providers serving adults
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Credit: 1 CE Credit or 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration: January 26, 2022

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the limitations of how eating disorder recovery has typically been examined.
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive definition of eating disorder recovery.
  • Describe research supporting a comprehensive definition of eating disorder recovery.

Registration and CE Credit

Please complete the registration form before watching the webinar. 

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director, Jean Doak, PhD, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee members, content developers, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

If you have questions, contact us at info@nceedus.org

Presenters

Jennifer S. Kirby
Jennifer S. Kirby, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Donald H. Baucom
Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D.
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 

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