Training for Healthcare Professionals

Genetic Research in Eating Disorders: A Primer for Clinicians

Published research on genetics of eating disorders can be dense and hard to read. It’s especially hard for clinicians who might be confronted by patients, parents, or partners who bring questions into the room in a quest to understand what the genetic research means for them today in their recovery journey. This talk will present up-to-date information on genetics research while focusing on how clinicians can incorporate genetic into their case conceptualizations and address patients’ and families’ questions about the role of genes and environment in illness risk and recovery.

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

  • To provide a comprehensible overview of the state of the science of genetics of eating disorders
  • To assist clinicians in developing strategies for talking with patients and families ab out genetics
  • To raise awareness of ongoing global research on gen etic and environmental contributors to eating disorders

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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Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED

Distinguished Professor; Founding  Director, University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders; UNC Chapel Hill

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