CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Research suggests that certain moderators and environments may increase vulnerability to the development of eating disorders and disordered eating. The purpose of this intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology is to evaluate how self-objectification and socialization effects impact disordered eating. Specific research regarding these constructs is discussed as well as specific moderators and factors that lead to disordered eating. Additionally, clinical implications are addressed as well as recommendations for further research.
CE Course Objectives
1. Discuss the prevalence, characteristics, vulnerabilities, and consequences of disordered eating.
2. Evaluate how the complex interplay between biological, physiological, and environmental variables contribute to eating disorders.
3. Define self-objectification and highlight the components of objectification theory.
4. Identify the associations between weight conscious peer groups and disordered eating.
5. Outline study findings pertaining to self-objectification, socialization effects, and disordered eating.
6. Describe clinical implications resulting from the study as well as limitations and recommendations for future research.
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.
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