About Course #B4265
Release Date: July 10, 2017
Expiration Date: July 10, 2020
Many people experience episodes during which they consume extremely large amounts of food over a short period of time while simultaneously feeling an inability to control their eating or stop. These experiences are referred to as binge eating episodes or binge episodes. Although binge episodes can be a symptom of multiple psychological disorders, frequent episodes of binge eating that are not a result of these other disorders are a separate diagnosis - binge eating disorder (BED) - in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5); American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013. BED is linked to multiple health problems for the individual, including poor physical health and impaired psychological and social functioning.
This basic-level course is designed for healthcare professionals in various clinical practice settings including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors who may come into contact with individuals exhibiting BED. This course provides information to help clinicians better identify and treat individuals with the disorder. This course provides 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.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
New Jersey Social Workers - This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1867 from 05/03/2018 to 05/03/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 3
- Explain the characteristics of binge eating disorder (BED).
- 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 the treatment of BED and potential solutions.
About the Author(s)
Edward A. Selby, PhD, is an assistant professor in the clinical psychology program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Selby's extensive research and clinical experience has sought to improve our understanding and treatment of suicidal behavior, eating disorders, and personality disorders.
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