• Define body dysmorphic disorder
  • Explore symptoms and  issues experienced by people with BDD
  • Identify common co-occurring issues
  • Review literature on current treatment strategies for BDD

  • 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
  • Explore information on the use of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Summarize the diagnostic characteristics for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder
  • Summarize the most common psychotherapeutic interventions for each disorder
  • Describe the characteristics of clients with each of these disorders
  • Identify common psychological and medical disorders that cooccur with eating disorders
  • Describe how to place patients in any appropriate level of care
  • Identify psychological or physical symptoms in comment in eating disorders which may necessitate hospitalization
  • Summarize the goals of treatment for persons with eating disorders


  • Define emotional eating
  • Explore the function of emotional eating
  • Discuss the evolutionary and behavioral factors which make high-fat, high sugar foods rewarding
  • Identify strategies to deal with emotional eating


  • Learn about bariatric surgery
  • Explore reasons for the surgery and increase in popularity
  • Identify the psychosocial outcomes of bariatric surgery
  • Identify common presenting issues in persons seeking bariatric surgery
  • Explore current recommendations for assessment protocols and presurgical preparation for bariatric surgery
  • Identify postoperative mental and physical health issues which may occur and need to be addressed