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Eating Disorders

It’s not about the food


Eating disorders often go unnoticed by those close to the individual who is struggling, including helping professionals. One reason is that they are shrouded in secrecy and social stigma. Unfortunately, the social isolation associated with the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the problem and increased their prevalence. This training provides participants with a thorough review of the most common eating disorders, their likely causes, and descriptions of corresponding behaviors. With improved understanding, it’s possible to avoid many of the common mistakes that people make when trying to help.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the different eating disorder diagnoses and common symptoms

  • Identify how mental health challenges can underly and co-occur with eating disorders

  • Cite specific things to do and not do when talking with someone who has an eating disorder

  • Explore evidence-based treatments

Guest Instructor Info

Cheri Kuhn, Psy. D., LP, LPCC

Cheri is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Psychologist, Psy. D., LP, LPCC, in Minnesota and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Cheri has previous experience working with individuals who experience addiction and mental health struggles, eating disorders, individuals in transition, grief and loss, divorce, domestic violence survivors and perpetrators. She has worked in integrated care with eating disorders and consulted with doctors, nurses and dieticians. In addition, Cheri has experience working with CPS, probation and the court system in helping individuals heal and meet expectations from these different agencies.

Cheri has spent time providing presentations and guest lectures on eating disorders, addiction, and trauma, as well as how these interact and overlap each other. She has done presentations with the Addiction division of the American Psychological Association and the Minnesota Psychological Association, and has guest lectured at the University of Minnesota’s program for integrated health for the past three years.

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

2.0 CEUs (CEP-275)

MN Board of Nursing

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

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