Treating Eating DisordersFood addiction and binge eating impact men and women of all ages.

Nearly 50% of binge eaters are men

Like other behavioral addictions, food can be used to help the person deal with pain or distress or amp up the pleasure centers enough just to feel “normal.”

More than 80% of patients in residential substance abuse treatment display some level of disordered eating including bingeing to self-soothe and focusing on food, weight and body image to avoid dealing with other “stuff.”

Register for our webinar on 5/17/2016, Intro to Addictive Behavior: Food Addiction/Binge Eating,  you can earn one CEU .  We will be covering the following topics:

  • the difference between overeating and food addiction
  • myths about food addiction
  • the behavioral and biological mechanisms underlying food addiction
  • ways to address food addiction triggers


Additionally, we have created a detailed 15-hour CEU course (register here)  based on an 18-session treatment protocol Overcoming Disordered Eating

  • Overcoming Disordered Eating Parts A and B by the Centre for Clinical Interventions  18-module therapy protocol
  • Overcoming Binge Eating developed by Dr. Stephanie Cassin, based on Taming the Hungry Bear: Your Way to Recover from Chronic Overeating by Trotter and Bromley 2002.
  • Presentation by Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes 5/17/2016


  • Define an Eating Disorder
  • Discuss indicators of readiness for change
  • Explore factors maintaining disordered eating
  • Learn how to teach patients to self monitor their eating behaviors
  • Explore the crucial issue for many patients with eating disorders of regular eating and weighing
  • Learn about the function and effects of Binge Eating, Purging and Driven Exercise
  • Identify how moods impact disordered eating
  • Explore the role of dietary restriction and rules in maintaining disordered eating, along with guidelines for normal eating.
  • Explore how people with eating disorders place an unusually high value on controlling their eating, weight and/or shape, and how they judge their self-worth accordingly
  • Review information and strategies to start changing the thoughts associated with disordered eating and weight control habits
  • Get introduced to a range of strategies for challenging dietary rules and restriction, and food avoidance.
  • Discuss some of the consequences of over-emphasizing shape and weight.
  • Explores the role of low self-esteem in disordered eating and weight control habits.
  • Peruse strategies for improving self-esteem by developing new rules for living and new, more balanced beliefs about yourself.
  • Define the “eating disorder mindset,” a set of distorted beliefs about eating, weight and shape
  • Develop a plan for maintaining the goals that have been achieved so far and preventing relapse


Eating Disorder Recovery Workbooks from New Harbinger


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Other Excellent Eating Disorder Resources from the National Eating Disorder Association