Treating Eating Disorders: A Talk For Clinicians, Clients and Carers (C1985)

CE Hours: 2.0


Course Format: Online

Course Summary (Program Content Description):
This course is a lecture Carolyn did in Brisbane Australia where she combined clinicians, clients and carers in a session going over strategies for how to understand and treat eating disorders. Carolyn discusses strategies from her book, 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder and deals with concepts such as resistance, strengthening the Healthy Self and assignments for dealing directly with the food. Carolyn discusses many of her usual topics but in this talk it is geared for a mixed audience.

CE Credits Offered (Contact Hours): 2.0
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 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 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, 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 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.

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

-List one way to help deal with resistance
-List one assignment for the eating disorder vs the healthy self
-List one assignment dealing directly with the food
-List one trait associated with an eating disorder that can be channeled to the positive

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.

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)
  • Handout to Follow Along With Video (Optional)
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Course QUIZ: Treating Eating Disorders
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever