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CE1276 Nutritional Restoration: Using Food to Heal the Body & Mind from Eating Disorders

Course Description

Applicable Field: APA, BBS, RN

Credit Hours: 10

Malnutrition has both psychological and physiological implications. By recognizing the signs of nutritional deficiencies in clients struggling with eating disorders, clinicians are able to provide appropriate interdisciplinary treatment and clarify therapeutic expectations. Since malnourished individuals can find it hard to assimilate positive coping skills into their daily lives, they may need aggressive re-feeding to effectively use psychological treatments. This course provides an evidence-based background in medical/nutritional physiology related to eating disorder pathology. Topics include: macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism, clinical signs of malnutrition, behavioral techniques that enhance client self-efficacy, and nutritional restoration plans for healing.