Tackling the Topic of Eating Disorders:
Risks, Prevention, Early Detection, and Evidence Based Interventions
Presented by Lindsey Ricciardi, Ph.D.
6 Homestudy CE Credits

Approved for Nevada Psychologists, LCSWs and MFTs. 
s approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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About the Workshop:

Eating disorders are commonly misunderstood and often go undetected. Factors such as as the “war on obesity,” diet culture, weight stigma, unrealistic thin ideals, social media and wellness culture have fueled the rise of eating pathology. The global shutdown, food insecurity, isolation and collective trauma due to the COVID-19 pandemic increased eating disorder pathology at unprecedented and alarming rates. Eating disorders wreak havoc on health and quality of life. These illnesses also carry the highest mortality rate of all the psychiatric disorders. Early intervention is important for a positive prognosis, yet most individuals with eating disorders will not be identified or receive professional help. The few who do receive treatment often present when the eating disorder is most severe and debilitating. This continuing education training will provide a thorough overview of the current DSM-V feeding and eating disorders and how these disorders present in general clinical practice. Biopsychosocial, historical, and cultural aspects of eating disorders will be explored. Practical examples of how to assess eating disorder related concerns will be provided. Evidence supported interventions will be reviewed and the primary tenets of these treatments thoroughly explained. Limitations of current research will be discussed. Workshop attendees will be able to identify feeding and eating risks and concerns earlier and intervene more effectively once identified. Attendees will better understand and able to address the myths, societal norms, personal beliefs and biases that maintain and exacerbate eating disorders.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this pre-recorded workshop, attendees will be able to:
1) Identify their understanding of the DSM-IV eating disorders including signs and symptoms, risks, and common comorbid conditions.
2) Identify risk factors and red flags that may suggest the presence of a potential eating disorder.
3) Describe what to do and what not to do, based on the data, when it comes to eating, feeding, weight and shape concerns.
4) Assess the most important goals in eating disorder treatment and how to move towards these goals using evidence-based practices.
5) Identify potential biases and myths that are barriers to care with males, people in larger bodies, sexual minorities and people of color.


This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology. 

About the Speaker:
 Dr. Lindsey Ricciardi is the owner and director of The Eating Disorder Institute of Las Vegas. Dr. Ricciardi has been involved in eating disorder research, clinical practice, and education for the past 20 years. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed a specialized internship and fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Department of Psychiatry, Eating and Weight Disorders Program. Prior to opening the Eating Disorder Institute of Las Vegas, Dr Ricciardi was the clinical director of two multidisciplinary outpatient eating disorder programs, ranging in levels of care from outpatient to a Partial Hospitalization Program. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and a certified Family Based Treatment provider by the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. Dr. Ricciardi has been extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. A former president of the Nevada Psychological Association, Dr. Ricciardi is passionate about serving and educating the Las Vegas community. As a practicum site supervisor and adjunct instructor through UNLV, Dr. Ricciardi has trained doctoral level practicum students to treat eating disorders for over a decade. Dr. Ricciardi enjoys gardening, cooking, yoga, and spending time with her family and pets. Dr. Ricciardi's CV

General Information:

Access to Webinar/Handout Materials

This is a 6-hour pre-recorded presentation for homestudy CE credit. Electronic copy of handout materials will be sent out by email to attendee after registration is completed along with link(s) to view pre-recorded live, virtual webinar.

Refunds & Grievance Policies

Participants may direct questions or complaints to NPA to 888-654-0050. 

Approval and CE Credit

Approved by Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 

NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who watch the entire pre-recorded presentation and complete and pass an online posttest question form. The online posttest question form, required to complete for CE credit, will include posttest questions provided by the presenter as well as two attendance verification words which were spoken randomly by the presenter during the pre-recorded presentation. Attendees are required to list the attendance verification words on the posttest form and correctly answer the posttest questions provided by the presenter. A passing grade of at least 75% is required to receive CE credit. If your tabulated score is under 75%, CE credit will not be given.

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There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.