RECORDED:When “Fitspiration Goes Too Far”: Helping Clients Manage Body Dysmorphia





When “Fitspiration Goes Too Far”: Helping Clients Manage Body Dysmorphia

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

CPEU Certificate Has Expired

Cost: FREE


Webinar presented by: Kevin Wandler, MD and Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD

Synopsis:  Body image distortion, also known as body dysmorphia, is a symptom of many eating disorders and up to 40% of individuals with body dysmorphic disorder report dieting to change their perceived physical defects. It has long been believed to be an effect of cultural pressure and low self-esteem, but recent research has shown a strong biological basis that responds to treatment with psychoactive medication. Dietitians working in behavioral health will benefit from this new understanding of the biological influences on body image distortion as well as strategies to help clients understand, improve and manage body image and related eating issues.


  1. Understand the potential impact of psychopharmacology on Body Dysmorphia.
  2. Translate “fat thoughts” into actionable information.
  3. Teach athletes the “Body Blindness” method to cope with those aspects of body image that do not change.


CPE level:  Level 2:  General knowledge of the literature and professional practice in areas covered.
Learning Needs: 

Speaker Biographies:

Kevin Wandler, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Director of Advanced Recovery Systems. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry with added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  He is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He is the President of the Board of Directors of iaedp (2015-16) –The International Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals. He is a Fellow and Certified Eating Disordered Specialist, certified by iaedp. Dr Wandler has been working in the Substance Abuse field for over 30 years and started his Eating Disorder career in 1995. Dr Wandler was an Associate Professor at the University of Florida from 2011-2913. He was the founding Medical Director of The Recovery Village which is part of Advanced Recovery Systems. Dr. Wandler is a National and International speaker.

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD, has spent the past 17 years developing eating disorder treatment programs and working with individuals with eating disorders. She shares the nutrition counseling strategies she developed through presentations and publications. Her work includes The Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide, The American Dietetic Association Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders, and Eating Disorders Boot Camp: Training Workshop for Professionals, each of which are known to professionals around the globe. In 2011, Jessica co-founded IFEDD, the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, with the mission of improving access to nutrition counseling and achieving insurance coverage for individuals with eating disorders. In 2013, Jessica created the first ever CEDRD Prep Class to prepare dietitians for certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Based in Dallas, Texas, Jessica currently works as a Senior Fellow with Remuda Ranch Eating Disorder Treatment Center.