Training for Healthcare Professionals

"Shattering the Stereotypes": Improving our Understanding of Eating Disorders in Black Americans

Though eating disorders were historically believed to be a concern of affluent, young, White women, emerging evidence indicates that disordered eating is also present among African American and/or Black individuals. Due to lack of training, however, identifying disordered eating in this population may be challenging for providers.  This webinar will provide an overview of disordered eating in African Americans, provide culturally-relevant questions to guide assessment of eating behaviors, and report emerging trends in the application of established treatments for this population.

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

  • Identify factors that may influence the development of disordered eating in Black Americans.
  • Describe culturally-relevant questions that may better detect the presence of disordered eating in clinical assessments with Black Americans.

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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Rachel W. Goode, PhD, MPH, LCSW
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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