Professionals and Coaches (NBCC ACEP approved)

Families and Loved Ones - FOR CLINICIANS (C20012)

CE Hours: 15.0

COURSE TITLE: Families and Loved Ones - FOR CLINICIANS

Course Format: Online

Course Summary (Program Content Description):
This course is identical to the one families and loved ones are taking (found here),
except that it has an added quiz and course evaluation to fulfill the appropriate continuing education requirements.

CE Credits Offered (Contact Hours): 15.0
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 15 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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: $375

Estimated Time to Complete: 15 hours

Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED 
LMFT#: 13192 (CA) LMFT#: T0535 (OR) 
Brief Biography:
Carolyn Costin MFT., 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. In 2017, Carolyn opened her Institute, where she trains clinicians, coaches, mentors, and others.

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to…

1. Guide family members and significant others in understanding the concept of Eating Disorder self and Healthy Self by being able to describe both parts of self.
2. Discuss guidelines for family members and significant others as evidenced by being able to list at least two.
3. Talk to family members and significant others about common incidences that arise as evidenced by participant’s ability to explain at least one scenario.
4. Explain self-care for family members and significant others by coming up with at least one example of a self-care act.
5. Describe traits that clients find supportive and useful in a helper as evidenced by providing at least three examples.
6. Describe how parenting is like therapy by providing at least one example.

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.  An online discussion board is available to encourage collaborative learning by allowing participants to discuss the material, share ideas, and get feedback from other participants.   (Use of online discussion board is not required for course credit.)  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
Mailing Address: 30765 Pacific Coast Hwy, #373, Malibu, CA 90265

  • Welcome
  • Intro to the Family Course for Clinicians
  • About Carolyn: Interviews With Colleagues in the Eating Disorder Field
  • Welcome: A Message From Carolyn
  • Canaries in the Coal Mine
  • Lessons From My Recovery and Working With Others
  • Contributions to Eating Disorder Development
  • The Thin Commandments
  • Eating Disorders As Adaptive Functions
  • First Steps / How to Approach
  • When You Discover Your Loved One Has an Eating Disorder
  • How to Approach Someone You Suspect Has an Eating Disorder
  • Guidelines If You Know Your Loved One Has a Problem
  • Navigating in Uncharted Waters
  • Treatment Philosophies
  • Your Loved One Can BE Recovered
  • Finding an Eating Disorder Treatment Team
  • What to Look for When Selecting a Treatment Center
  • What's Going On In There?
  • Family Matters: Part 1
  • Family Matters: Part 2
  • Clarifying Concepts From the Family Matters Video
  • Temperament and the Eating Disorder Self
  • Summary of 8 Keys to Recovery
  • How You Can Help, Family Therapy
  • Commonly Asked Questions From Family Members
  • What to Expect From Family Therapy
  • Family Session With Carolyn (Being Inside a Real Family Session)
  • Why Getting Better Feels So Bad
  • What Can I Say/Do?
  • Taking Your Loved One Clothing Shopping
  • How to Go Out With Your Loved One
  • Carolyn Helps Families & Clients Work On Various Issues
  • Soul Lessons
  • The Parent’s Relationship to Food, Weight and Body Image
  • Hopeful Messages from Family / Significant Others Whose Loved Ones Recovered
  • Interview With Michael: A Father Whose Daughter Recovered
  • Interview With Jody: A Mother Whose Daughter Recovered
  • Interview With Christine: A Mother Whose Daughter Is Recovered
  • Interview With Steve: A Husband Whose Wife Is Recovered
  • Interview With Krista (Who Is Recovered) and Her Mother
  • Interview With Jean: A Mother Whose Daughter Is Recovered
  • Interview With Alex: A Husband Whose Wife Is Recovered
  • Hopeful Messages From Clients
  • From the Worst Day to Recovery
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever