CE Hours: 2.5
: GENES OR JEANS
(Program Content Description):
This course contains a debate on the role, importance of and cautions regarding, the emphasis placed on the genetic research in the etiology of eating disorders. All four panel members are distinguished professionals in the field of eating disorders. Two of the presenters Carolyn Costin and Michael Levine have handouts of slides provided in this course for students to read in order to increase understanding.
CE Credits Offered
(Contact Hours): 2.5
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 2.5 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 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.
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Estimated Time to Complete
: 2.5 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)
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.
1. Describe one advantage of genetic research
2. Describe one caution of over interpreting genetic research
3. Describe one medical illness where genetic research has been helpful in early detection
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.
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