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Feeding and Eating Disorders: Recognizing the Signs and Raising Motivation for Treatment

February 2, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

OVERVIEW

Feeding and Eating Disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) are common and co-occur with disorders that social workers frequently treat. The first step in gaining the confidence to treat eating disorders is becoming comfortable in asking tough questions and doing so with compassion and without judgment. Our multidisciplinary team of presenters will cover a brief history of eating disorders, diagnostic criteria, common presentations, eliciting sensitive information, understanding bias, avoiding judgment, utilizing standardized assessment, understanding normal eating, and facilitating entry into evidence-based treatments, such as family based treatment (FBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E). Using a case-based format and interactive learning, we will highlight the components of these and other effective treatments. Participants will leave with a strong foundation for further study in treating eating disorders.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Utilize effective screening questions to identify the common signs and symptoms of feeding and eating disorders
  • Use standardized assessment to diagnose feeding and eating disorders via DSM-5 criteria
  • Challenge unintentional bias and judgment towards people with eating disorders
  • Describe evidence-based treatments for eating disorders including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family-based therapy
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenters

Consuelo Senior
Melissa Nishawala, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health
 

Dr Nishawala is the Clinical Director of the Feeding and Eating Disorder Service at the Child Study Center, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone Health. This Service provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, medical training at Northwestern University and residency at the University of Minnesota where she found a passion for working with patients with eating disorders on a specialized inpatient unit and intensive day program. She went on to specialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry at MCP-Hahnemann University and has 17 years of postgraduate experience. Dr Nishawala supervises child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, leads a weekly case conference at the Child Study Center, serves on NYU School of Medicine’s Institutional Review Board, and presents locally, nationally and internationally on eating disorders and other topics.

Consuelo Senior
Rebecca Berry, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health
 

Rebecca Rialon Berry, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Phobias), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, tics/Tourette’s Disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors (compulsive hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, etc.), ADHD, and eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She provides comprehensive, evidence-based interventions to individuals and families, including cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy, habit reversal training for tics and BFRBs, and behavioral parent training.

Dr. Berry coordinates the Child Study Center’s OCD intensive summer program, as well as the Tics, Tourette’s and Trichotillomania Clinical Service. She is also certified in the family-based treatment (also known as Maudsley Method) for anorexia nervosa. As a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Berry received advanced certification in CBT supervision and practice. She is actively involved in the instruction and training of NYU undergraduate students, predoctoral psychology interns, postdoctoral fellows, and psychiatry fellows. Her research interests include school-based mental health interventions and the development and dissemination of innovative psychosocial treatments for anxious and trauma-exposed youth.

Dr. Berry received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She completed a clinical psychology internship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the recipient of a number of teaching awards, including Outstanding Faculty Member by trainees at both Stanford and NYU. 

Consuelo Senior
Bridget Murphy, MS, RDN, CDN
Outpatient Dietitian
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health
 

Bridget is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, earning her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from NYU. Currently, she works in as an outpatient dietitian at NYU Langone’s Child Study Center in the evenings and on weekends, while additionally holding a position on New York Presbyterian’s Ambulatory Care Network Outpatient dietitian team. She also serves as a guest speaker and consultant for NYU’s Corporate Wellness programs, providing nutrition lectures and mini nutrition consults to staff at various law and financial firms throughout the city.

She completed her dietetics training internship at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Teaching hospital located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to her dietetic internship, Bridget gained exposure to clinical research in nutritional weight loss and management at Columbia University’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Bridget’s training includes weight management in both medical and surgical settings, providing medical nutrition therapy and diet educations specific diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She has additional experience in residential treatment of eating disorders.  Along with her clinical experience, Bridget has written for Triumph Dining, a Gluten-free blog, and edited a number of recipe books, including one through WIC for breastfeeding mothers, and a pamphlet on healthful recipes and eating distributed by local restaurants.

With experience in education, research, and counseling, Bridget appreciates the value of a collaborative, patient-led approach, working with patients and their medical team to expand nutrition knowledge and discover what uniquely motivates patients towards wellness. She has experience counseling patients in weight management, disease treatment and prevention, gastrointestinal disease, eating disorders, and food sensitivities & allergies.

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE contact hours.


SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work 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-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.

 

MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made on or before Jan 25 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before Jan 31 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after Feb 1: no refund

If the is event cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.
 
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Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497