Continuing Education Courses (NBCC ACEP)

Three Decades of Successful Treatment Strategies (C2000)

CE Hours: 3.0


Course Format: Online

Course Summary (Program Content Description):
The therapeutic journey to recovery from an eating disorder is hard work for both the clinician and the client. Both can become disillusioned with lack of progress or the pain that accompanies recovery. Resistance and ambivalence are normal and expected parts of the recovery process, making treatment difficult and trying. So, how does one stay passionate and full of enthusiasm for the process, especially after decades of treating people eating disorders? Sharing her personal story of becoming recovered and then becoming a therapist, Carolyn shares highlights of the last 30 years of her work as an eating disorder therapist that has kept her engaged, passionate and still crazy about her work after all these years. Participants will be shown various strategies that Carolyn has used throughout the years that she believes have contributed to her success as a therapist and kept both her and her clients motivated and engaged in the process.

CE Credits Offered (Contact Hours): 3.0
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 3 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: $60

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 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 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 name at least one strategy for dealing with resistance
-Participants will be able to list at least one of three important aspects of creating a therapeutic alliance
-Participants will be able to list one analogy that they can use with eating disorder clients

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
Mailing Address: 30765 Pacific Coast Hwy #373, Malibu, CA 90265


  • Course Instructions (Optional)
  • Course Video 1
  • Course Video 2
  • Radio Interview
  • Reflections
  • Course QUIZ: Three Decades of Successful Treatment Strategies
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever