NBCC and NYSED Cont. Ed. → Also Offers CDR Credits

Combining Care of The Soul With Clinical Work (C20022)

CE Hours: 2.0


Course Format: Online

Course Summary (Program Content Description):
This course provides an interview and supporting material where therapist, author and eating disorder expert, Carolyn Costin discusses how she brings Care of the Soul into her clinical work with those who have eating disorders. Carolyn describes for the audience how to teach clients the concepts of Ego and Soul and help them distinguish between the two. Clinicians will learn how to help clients understand the function of their ego mind in terms of negotiating the world and having a separate identify but how they are far more than just their ego self. Clinicians will learn how to assist clients in reconnecting with their soul self, their true essence the witnessing presence that is not concerned with numbers on the scale or achievements or judgments. Carolyn believes that a large part of her success with eating disorder clients involves her Care of the Soul approach and gives anyone taking this course numerous ideas and suggestions for how to approach this topic with clients.

CE Credits Offered (Contact Hours): 2
Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6849. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc. is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #A19E155). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0460.

Please Note: Licensing boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, we recommend you contact your board directly to confirm if this course meets your specific board’s approval.

Course Fee$40

Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours
Students are allowed 90 days from the time of registration to complete the course. After 90 days, students will no longer have access to course material.

Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED 
LMFT#: 13192 (California) LMFT#: T0535 (Oregon) 

Brief Biography:
Carolyn Costin is a renowned eating disorder author, therapist, speaker and consultant. Carolyn founded Monte Nido, the first residential eating disorder treatment program, and is one of the world’s leading eating disorder experts.

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

1. Distinguish at least one feature between ego and soul
2. Describe one way to help clients bring soul back into their life
3. Briefly describe the concept of acceptance vs resistance

Target Audience:
This course is intended for all health and mental health providers, educators, and researchers interested in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

Relevant Teaching/Learning Methods/Course Materials:
This course is offered via an online format.  Instructional methods utilized in this course include online reading materials, a video handout, a course quiz, a course satisfaction survey, and a pre-recorded didactic presentation using clinical case studies to link learning to clinical practice.  Additionally, learners are provided with the contact information for the course presenter and course administrator for any questions or concerns related to course content or operation.

While there is no research directly testing the efficacy of the approach used in this course, the interventions described rely upon core cognitive behavioral, client-centered, family systems, developmental, and attachment theory concepts, all with extensive empirical foundations.  Additionally, as founder of Monte Nido & Affiliates, Carolyn Costin initiated a peer-reviewed outcome study of the program’s success while under her clinical direction and while using many of the approaches in this course.

Carolyn Costin
Phone: 310-457-6890
Email: Carolyn@carolyncostin.com
Mailing Address: 30765 Pacific Coast Hwy #373, Malibu, CA 90265
Website: CarolynCostin.com

  • Course Instructions (Optional)
  • Bringing Soul Work to Eating Disorder Recovery
  • From Superficial to Spiritual
  • Tending the Soul During the Holiday Season
  • Combining Care of the Soul With Clinical Work: Audio
  • Combining Care of the Soul With Clinical Work: Course QUIZ
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever