Eating Dis/Orders: Diagnostic and Clinical Treatment Approaches and Techniques

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Eating Dis/Orders: Diagnostic and Clinical Treatment Approaches and Techniques

Friday, February 16th, 2024

9:00am to 1:00pm ET


Presenter: Dr. Katya Viswanadhan, Psy.D 

NASW-NYS Members: $40

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $80

Non-Members: $100

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 4.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Eating, a fundamental process for sustaining life, is susceptible to dis/order that can put individuals at risk for developing serious and potentially life-threatening complications. This training will delve into the complexities of feeding and eating, particularly in the context of child and adolescent development with implications for adults and older adults. Using an intersectional framework, a review of research, clinical anecdotes and theories to address disordered eating patterns, and the afflicted body as a by-product, will be discussed. Further contextualizations will be provided to target troubled identity and emotional regulation processes. The influence of family systems, early relationships, and culture will be explored. Finally, the implementation of empirically-supported treatments and techniques for feeding and eating disorders will be reviewed and applied to clinical material.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe how to diagnose the continuum of feeding and eating disorders in order to best serve clients.
2. Explain findings from important research in the field of eating disorders, with particular emphasis on under-represented populations.
3. Describe ways to apply diagnostic and clinical knowledge of eating disorders to treatment approaches and techniques.
4. Identify steps to creating treatment plans for individuals with eating disorders. 

This workshop is approved for 4.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Dr. Katya Viswanadhan, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Viswanadhan is based in New York City and specializes in working with inpatient and outpatient children and adolescents who experience chronic medical conditions and comorbid eating disorders. Dr. Viswanadhan currently serves as clinical lead and consultant for feeding and eating disorders at NYU Langone Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and Bellevue hospital. They are responsible for NYU Hassenfeld’s integrated behavioral health training programs that focus on eating disorders and gender expansive youth. Dr. Viswanadhan is a clinical lecturer on eating disorders at the NYU Child Study Center and teaches undergraduate psychology courses at New York University. They recently authored a paper on disordered eating in transyouth, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Prior to NYU Grossman, Dr. Viswanadhan served as the clinical supervisor at Rogers Behavioral Health’s Child and Adolescent unit in Skokie, Illinois. They oversaw the implementation of ERP within four partial-hospitalization programs including Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Mood and Anxiety with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Depression Recovery. 


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February 16th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to  1:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $40.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $80.00
Non-Member $100.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00