Webinar Archives

All CPEU have expired on archived webinars. Members can view the recordings and handouts below.

Gender Diversity and Eating Disorders: Providing Gender-Inclusive Nutrition Therapy

This webinar was presented live on April 25, 2019.

Though eating disorders disproportionately affect transgender people, there is a paucity of research and teaching on assessment and management of eating disorders in this population. This presentation will provide an introduction to transgender care, including discussion of basic terminology, gender-inclusive practice recommendations, dietary considerations for this population, and gender-affirming medical care. It will also address the complex presentation of eating disorders among transgender individuals, as well as approaches to nutrition therapy among this population.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 5410, 5000, 1040
Performance Indicators: 1.3.3, 6.2.5, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.2.3

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My Client Wants to Lose Weight, Now What? Counseling Strategies for Enhancing Well-being in Challenging Clients through HAES

This webinar was presented live on March 11, 2019.

Most people attempt weight loss at some point, whether due to medical recommendations or efforts to fit into culturally accepted body norms. Yet scientific research and life experiences demonstrate that dieting does not result in lasting weight loss for the vast majority of people. These efforts are not harmless; weight loss interventions can cause collateral damage to mental health by fostering body image issues, depression, and eating disorders. The biological reason that diets do not work lies in the brain's role in defending a weight range that is specific to each individual. Fortunately, the brain also supports the learning of new habits that can contribute to better mind and body health, even without weight loss. By promoting a self-care approach for bodies of all sizes, dietitians are well positioned to improve mental health and well being while reducing weight stigma. Scientific evidence to support such a paradigm shift and practical skills for dietitians will be shared.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 1050, 6020
Performance Indicators: 1.3.4, 8.1.2, 9.3.3

Malnutrition In the Setting of Mental Illness

This webinar was presented live on March 5, 2019.

This webinar will explore different presentations of malnutrition within mental illness, specifically depression, addiction and eating disorders. We will discuss the differences between refeeding and refeeding syndrome as well as provide information on how to use MNT to treat medical complications that can arise from malnutrition.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3090, 5285, 5350, 5200
Performance Indicators: 10.1, 10.2, 4.1

Resources for Behavioral Health Nutrition     

This webinar was presented live on January 15, 2019.

This webinar will showcase the Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) Dietetic Practice Group's Resource Professionals (RP) and offer a brief overview of the RDN's role within each of the four practice areas (Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). BHN has a designated Resource Professional for each practice area that aims to offer the latest research, events and conferences that will support your professional development, as well as, offer wisdom from their expertise. This distinction comes with years of clinical experience, research knowledge, and professional insight that supports our practice group's vision to be the centralized location for RDN's to receive training on behavioral health nutrition.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 6060, 7050
Performance Indicators: 8.3, 3.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 4.1, 4.1.4, 2.2, 2.2.4, 1.2, 1.2.2, 1.2.5

Weight Management Strategies for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This webinar was presented live on November 6, 2018.

In this webinar Dr. Linda Bandini and Dr. Lauren Ptomey discuss the prevalence of obesity in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), several interventions with outcomes in weight loss, and provide strategies to adapt nutrition counseling approaches to meet the special needs of this population.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5180, 5370, 9020
Performance Indicators: 2.13, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 6.3.11



Assessing Medical Necessity of Diet Restriction

This webinar was presented live on September 18, 2018.

This webinar will equip clinicians with the fact base required to differentiate between medically appropriate and medically inappropriate diet restrictions. Specific emphasis will be placed on an overview of adverse food reactions and challenges of assessing food tolerance and normalizing eating habits. Patients and clients who present with restrictive diets will often subjectively report "food sensitivities" as a rationale—and these may or may not be medically necessary. As application, gastrointestinal complications associated with disordered eating will be presented and how these can impact food tolerance in ways that may impede recovery.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 5220, 5110, 5200
Performance Indicators: 4.2, 6.2, 8.1, 10.2

What is the Internal Family Systems Model?

This webinar was presented live on August 23, 2018.

As nutrition professionals working with clients with mental health diagnoses we use working models of how the diagnoses interact with food and exercise behaviors. This program will introduce the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, an evidence-based therapeutic intervention that is particularly effective in treating addictions and the trauma underlying many disordered eating patterns. This will be examined from a dietitian's perspective including a case study that show the self-protective function of polarized cognitions that drive addictive behaviors and eating disorder.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 6010, 6030
Performance Indicators: 2.1.1, 2.2.4, 9.6.1

Picky Eating or ARFID? Satter or FBT? When Clients Don’t Fit Into the Boxes

This webinar was presented live on May 1, 2018.

While each are very different, the Family Based Treatment (FBT) model and the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model are essential for all treatment providers to be familiar with and important for eating disorder clinicians to know and understand. Clients often do not present with a definitive diagnosis such as ARFID or Anorexia Nervosa, and RDNs must be able to do a thorough assessment, draw from the research and treat a child or adolescent using an approach that is most effective. In this webinar, we will look at the research that supports FBT and the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model. Using case studies, we will discuss how the RDN can determine which model is most appropriate for complicated and unique client presentations.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5070, 5080, 5200, 5320, 3010
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 6.2.5, 8.1.4, 8.2.3

Food Exposures and Response Prevention in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

This webinar was presented live on April 17, 2018.

This presentation will identify what exposure and response prevention is and how it can be used in relation to treating eating disorders. Speaker Julia Cassidy will review how this evidence-based practice can be an effective way to strategically apply nutrition interventions by helping to manage the patient's sensitivity, reactive resistance, sustain the fragile therapeutic alliance and facilitate the progression towards treatment goals. There are 5 main interventions that will be identified and how they are applied to help the patient decrease their anxiety around the feared food. The primary goal during exposure and response exposure sessions is for the individual to remain connected with the fear foods as they are in the process of healing their relationship with food.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5080, 5090, 5200, 6010
Performance Indicators: 2.1.7, 2.2, 4.1.1

Mindfulness-Based Yoga for Your Nutrition Client with Binge Eating Disorder

This webinar was presented live on March 28, 2018.

Yoga is widely used in eating disorders in a variety of settings. But how do you offer Yoga that is accessible to your client that struggles with binge eating disorder yet practice within your scope? Learn how to integrate simple Yoga techniques in your nutrition counseling sessions, while acquiring knowledge about the physiological and psychological benefits of Yoga for your client.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 3090, 4020, 4160, 5070, 5200, 5370, 6000, 6040
Performance Indicators: 9.2.1, 9.2.3, 9.2.4

Addiction or Eating Disorders in Weight Loss Surgery Patients – Bridging the Gap

This webinar was presented live on February 9, 2018.

Eating disorders, addictions, and bariatrics are generally separate areas of professional expertise. We're bridging the gap to educate dietitians on how these issues are often intertwined. Weight loss surgery patients with post-op addiction or eating disorders are complex and need to be treated with a team approach by qualified health care professionals. The goal of this presentation is to be able to recognize when addiction transfer or eating disorders occur in the bariatric population and how to best serve these patients.     

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 6020, 5125, 2090
Performance Indicators: 8.1, 8.3, 9.6, 10.4.4, 12.3.1

Mind, Body, Behavior: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Now, Where We Are Going

This webinar was presented live on February 9, 2018.

Significant changes since the early 20th century have altered the understanding of mental illness and how nutrients affect mental status. Contribution of scientists to identify nutrients, define stress, illustrate the psychological effects of starvation, determine the effect of nutrients on the human genome & investigate a bi-directional communication between the gut and the brain have resulted in an explosion of knowledge in these areas. RDNs and others will be integrating this knowledge into the future prevention and treatment of mental illness.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3060, 3070, 3090, 5040, 5299, 5320, 6010, 6020
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.2.5, 9.1.3, 9.4.4, 9.6.1, 10.2.9, 10.4.2

The Psychology of Athletes: Essentials for Registered Dietitians and Health Professionals

This webinar was presented live on February 9, 2018.

Athletes, from recreational to professional levels, often seek nutritional support to optimize their performances. Knowing that Registered Dietitians are a first point of contact for athletes looking to make changes, it is essential that these professionals are familiar with various mental health concerns that athletes may struggle with but are unable (or unwilling) to recognize themselves. In addition to recognizing the potential signs and symptoms of mental health concerns, it is also critical that Registered Dietitians develop skills for sharing their concerns, as well as, understand the referral process.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 5200, 5320, 6060, 1010
Performance Indicators: 1.2.1, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 8.3.2, 9.6.4

Weight Loss or Weight Justice? Health at Every Size as a Harm Reduction Practice

This webinar was presented live on February 9, 2018.

Many dietitians have read the research and seen the poor results in clinical practice of the traditional approach to eating and weight concerns that is organized around the pursuit of weight loss. The HAES® model provides a novel alternative which promotes health without the harm that a weight-centric paradigm inherently possesses. In this session, the speaker will invite you to examine your own biases, reject the complicated intersection of structural and attitudinal oppressions, and develop a new set of skills to improve the health of your clients.

CPEU: 1.0 (expired)
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 4170, 4180, 5200, 5320, 5370, 6020
Performance Indicators: 4.1, 6.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.6