Social Work Education
About The Course
Course Title: Eating Disorders: Challenging Myths and Embracing Realities
Learning Method: Record asynchronous distance (non-interactive). This course includes a recorded video and access to the presented resources.
Amount of CE Credit Offered: 1 credit (general)
Fees: This course can be purchased individually for $25 or as part of an annual unlimited continuing education subscription available for $99/year.
Posttest: Following the course, the participant will take a 10 question posttest. A score of 70% correct is required to pass and obtain a certificate. If you do not pass the posttest, it can be re-taken after fully reviewing the materials again.
Certificate of Completion: In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must indicate that you’ve watched the entire video portion of the course, earn a passing grade on the test, and complete the requested course evaluation.
Description of the Course:
Enhancing Professional Competence: Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that require specialized knowledge and skills to treat effectively. Continuing education ensures social workers stay informed about the latest evidence-based practices and treatment models, enhancing their competence in providing high-quality care to those struggling with these conditions.
Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusivity: Social workers must be prepared to address the unique challenges and needs of diverse populations affected by eating disorders, including men, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. This education supports the development of culturally sensitive approaches that are inclusive and tailored to the specific experiences of these groups, promoting equitable care and better outcomes.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Impact: The treatment of eating disorders often involves a team of healthcare professionals. Continuing education facilitates a deeper understanding of how social workers can effectively collaborate within interdisciplinary teams, contributing to comprehensive care plans, continuity of care, and the overall enhancement of client well-being during and after treatment.
Analyze Treatment Approaches
Critically analyze diverse treatment methodologies for eating disorders, including traditional and innovative approaches, to understand their applicability in various client scenarios.
Address Misconceptions and Diversity
Identify and develop strategies to address misconceptions about eating disorders and to enhance their cultural competence in working with diverse populations including men, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Evaluate Outcomes and Collaborative Practices
Learn to employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the success of eating disorder treatment programs and understand the role of interdisciplinary collaboration in optimizing client outcomes.
Masters and Clinical level licensees pursuing continuing education.
Both beginning and intermediate-level content are included in this course.