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Disciplines: Dietetics
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Edward Selby, PhD
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, Med
  • Gretchen Stalters, MS, RD, LDN, CDOE
  • Theresa Kinsella, MS, RDN
  • Aileen Birkitt, RDN
  • Julie Kaye, MPH, RD, CDN
  • Aisha Kashif Lubinski, RD, LD, CPT
Item#: F5207
Contents: 1 Course Book (60 pages)

Binge Eating Disorder: Clinical Implications and Considerations

Price $39.95
Item # F5207
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: July 7, 2016

Expiration Date: July 6, 2019

This course provides information on the most recent developments in assessing, understanding, and treating binge eating disorder (BED) to help clinicians better identify and treat those with the disorder. This course will provide the most current information about BED, including material on the differential diagnosis of BED from related disorders, potential causes of BED, associated features of BED, negative health implications of BED, and pharmacological and psychological options for treating BED in various settings.

This basic-level course is designed for dietitians who may come into contact with individuals exhibiting BED. The course is relevant for clinicians in various treatment settings, including outpatient, inpatient, medical, psychiatric, and community-based care settings. Because this course assumes no prior knowledge about BED, it is an appropriate and useful learning opportunity for professionals who are interested in entering this area of practice.


Performance Indicator(s): 9.6.1

Learning Code(s): 3000: Nutrition Assessment & Diagnosis; 6000: Education, Training, & Counseling

This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 2 CPEU hours, Level 2

Course Objectives

  • Explain the recent classification of binge eating disorder (BED) as a new disorder.
  • Differentiate BED from other medical and psychological disorders, including related eating disorders based on diagnostic criteria and assessment protocols.
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of BED, the proposed functions of bingeing behavior, and the health consequences of the disorder.
  • Identify different treatment approaches for BED and the ideal setting for the implementation of a specific intervention.
  • Explain the challenges in and potential solutions for the treatment of BED.

Edward A. Selby, PhD, is an assistant professor in the clinical psychology program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Selby’s extensive research and clinical experience has sought to improve our understanding and treatment of eating disorders, including binge eating disorder. He has written more than 45 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, many of which examine binge eating. Much of his work is aimed at understanding the emotional experiences that precede the onset of a binge episode, as well as the negative emotional and social consequences that result from such behavior. Dr. Selby’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Selby has been extensively trained in major treatments for binge eating behavior, including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. Dr. Selby’s recent work has expanded to include developing new treatments for emotional and behavioral problems, including binge eating, using daily digital assessment via smartphones.


Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, MEd, has been treating clients with dysregulated eating for 30 years. She is the author of six books on eating and weight, including several foreign language editions. Her articles have appeared in Social Work Focus, Social Work Today, and Eating Disorders Today. A founding member of the Greater Boston Collaborative for Body Image and Eating Disorders, she has served on the professional advisory board of the Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association and has taught seminars for Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, the National Association of Social Work, the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, and the National Organization for Women. A graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work, Ms. Koenig practices in Sarasota, FL.

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