Digestive Disorders & Eating Disorders: A Complicated Mix

(10 CPEUs)

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Complicated digestive issues plague our clients with eating disorders.

Consequently, we as clinicians grapple with how best to help them deal with their complex array of painful and debilitating symptoms. That is why Lauren and I developed this specialized training program.

Our mission is to help Dietitians and Clinicians build confidence working with clients with eating disorders and digestive disorders by giving you the skills to create interventions for your clients that help them heal.

 

After completing the 10-hour online course you will:

  • Possess the most up to date research based on the intersection between digestive disorders and eating disorders
  • Be able to complete a thorough and detailed purposed driven assessment which will guide you in creating interventions for your clients
  • Feel far more confident in separating symptoms stemming from the eating disorder versus symptoms attributed to an underlying digestive disorder
  • Communicate with other treatment team members with clarity and assertiveness due to your specialized knowledge base

We invite you to read through the course objectives and outline below. This will give you an in-depth understanding of what is covered in this course.

This course is approved for 10 CEU credits for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists by CDR.

This course contains 5 modules with multiple lessons within each module, as well as a bonus module at the end.

 

Course Outline and Objectives


By the End of Module 1 Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • Understand the scope and limitations of this training
  • List the 7 compartments & 4 accessory organs involved in the digestive process
  • Describe the difference between mechanical and chemical Digestion

By the End of Module 1 Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • Define FGIDs & identify those most common in ED treatment
  • Understand the purpose & utility of the Rome Criteria
  • Identify 1 Non-FGID with identified increased incidence in anorexia nervosa (AN)
  • Define AN, BN, BED, & OSFED

By the End of Module 1 Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 barriers to working with allergies and intolerances in the ED population
  • Define the difference between an allergy and an intolerance
  • State the appropriate tests to use to diagnose allergies and intolerance


By the End of Module 2 Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • State the co-occurring prevalence rates for both digestive disorders and eating disorders
  • Describe the interplay between mental health diagnoses and disordered eating and increase risk for the development of digestive disorders
  • Understand the impact these two disease states have on mental health

By the End of Module 2 Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of digestive disorders and body image
  • State at least 3 reasons that ongoing digestive health complaints increase risk for ED relapse


By the End of Module 3 Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • State at least 3 functions of the vagus nerve related to digestion
  • Describe the proposed pathophysiology of IBS
  • Identify one physiological consequence of stress to Gut Health

By the End of Module 3 Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • Define the term microbiome
  • Describe differences seen in the gut microbiome in patients with anorexia nervosa
  • Identify changes in the gut microbiome of patients with anorexia nervosa after weight restoration


By the End of Module 4 Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • List at least 3 eating disorder behaviors to screen for that worsen GI symptoms.
  • Identify at least 3 areas to assess for, aside from food, when working with a client with an eating disorder.
  • Describe the difference between a stimulant and an osmotic laxative.

By the End of Module 4 Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic assessment of upper GI symptoms
  • Identify at least two specific symptoms for each upper GI condition
  • Understand common medical tests for the upper GI tract
  • Identify at least ten non-harmful interventions for people with eating disorders and digestive conditions

By the End of Module 4 Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • Name at least ten appropriate questions to ask when assessing someone with a lower GI condition
  • Identify at least two specific symptoms for each lower GI condition
  • Understand common medical tests for the lower GI tract
  • Identify at least ten non-harmful interventions for people with eating disorders and digestive conditions.

By the End of Module 4 Lesson 4, you will be able to:

  • List at least 5 integrative interventions used to treat digestive concerns.
  • Know the 7 steps used in clinical hypnotherapy
  • Understand the efficacy of mind-body techniques for eating functional gut disorders including hypnotherapy and yoga

By the End of Module 5, you will be able to:

  • Name the most common digestive complaints observed in the eating disorder population.
  • Describe the 4 pathways leading to digestive symptoms in the eating disorder population.
  • Identify 3 alterations to the gut microbiome, immune functioning, and neuroinflammation for patients with eating disorders.
  • Name two future directions for research to address the complex and chronic symptoms facing clients with eating disorders.

This course also comes with access to Marci's private Facebook Community, Food and Body Image Healers®. This is a group where you receive access to a peer network of other professionals working with clients similar to you. A place where you can share your successes, your struggles, and get inspiring guidance and support from Marci and some of her colleagues as well.

 

If you want to bring more to your clients with digestive issues, take this training to build your confidence working with those challenging clients who have eating disorders and digestive disorders.

Your Instructors

Marci is a Food and Body Image Healer®. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders.

She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice and three adjunct teaching positions, Marci launched an online eating disorders training for dietitians in 2015 and co-directs a specialized eating disorder internship at Simmons College.

Marci volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations including the iaedp certification committee and is serving as an eating disorder resource professional for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has spoken locally and nationally at numerous conferences and media outlets.

She loves social media so tweet her @marciRD, follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and check out her blog at www.marciRD.com.

Lauren Adler Dear is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a private practice in Boston. She specializes in digestive health and eating disorders, and has developed a keen interest in how the two overlap.

She is an expert on the low FODMAP diet and treats a wide range of clients with digestive disorders including IBS, SIBO, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, and gastroparesis. Lauren is also trained in clinical hypnotherapy and offers this modality as an adjunct treatment to help manage digestive symptoms.

She can be found on Twitter and Pinterest.

Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long do I have to complete the training to turn in for continuing education?
There's no rush! Your access doesn't ever expire so you can watch it when you want. You can also choose your completion date based on when you take the quiz so you can totally save it for later.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Is this course in USD?
Yes, this course is charged in USD. We would suggest that you check with your local bank or online currency platform to find out how this converts to your local currency and whether this may attract bank fees when using a local currency credit card.
Due to my busy schedule, it can take me a while to complete them. Once the training is purchased will I always have access to the course materials?
Yes, you have unlimited access to the training - so all the videos and handouts from both versions will always be here in your Teachable Dashboard.
Do you offer discounts to Students and Dietetic Interns?
We don’t offer student discounts because there is no expiration for taking the course and utilizing the CPEU credits.
Can I purchase a course for someone else to use (e.g., one or more people in my practice)?
Yes. If you are looking to purchase for multiple users, please reach out to us (https://marcird.com/purchase-options-training-programs/) and inquire about our group purchasing options. (If this was your intention and you already made the purchase, please reach out to us immediately (https://marcird.com/contact-us/) to arrange for proper setup of course access that fits your specific situation.) If you are a Practice Owner looking to purchase a course for one or more of your team members, please reach out to us (https://marcird.com/purchase-options-training-programs/) and we will walk you through the process to purchase the Courses for another person(s) to take.
Can I share my course login with others?
No. Our courses and workshops are provided for single users only when purchasing individually online. We reserve the right to terminate your account and access to Course Materials if we discover that you have exceeded these terms of use by sharing your login or the materials in the Course with unregistered users.
If I purchase the course for someone else, can I use it too?
No. Purchasers* cannot set up login information for users other than themselves as a User*, since each User* has a unique username and password that must be kept confidential. The unique username and password are also critical for ensuring CPEUs are credited to the right person who has successfully completed the course. *A “Purchaser” is the person or entity that pays for one or more people to take the Course. A “User” is the person who participates in the course, has a unique username and password, gains access to the Course materials, can earn certification for Course completion, and participate in the Facebook group and other student support materials.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Generally we do not offer refunds, but we want you to be satisfied with your experience. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, contact us within 30 days of your purchase and we can discuss the situation. Any refunds will be subject to a $50 administrative service fee.
How do I get my CPEU credits?
All of the instructions and documentation indicated below can be found on the Teachable site after you have registered for the course. Be sure to complete all of the online training material. Take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or better. Complete a brief survey of the course. Marci reads all of the feedback on her courses and makes improvements accordingly so thank you in advance! Complete CDR’s Critical Thinking Tool. Keep a copy for yourself and email a copy to [email protected] Once we receive your Critical Thinking Tool, a member of our team will verify all of the above has been completed and will mail you a CPEU form to keep for your records. There is also a Certificate of Completion available for your records.
What about the handouts and course materials?
The course materials are provided solely for personal use by users enrolled in Marci Evans courses. Any copying or distribution is not allowed without the express written consent of Marci Evans. The patient handouts are the intellectual property of Marci Evans. The handouts are solely for you to use and share with the patients in your own clinical practice. You may not remove any copyright language contained in these materials. You may not share or copy these handouts with colleagues who have not completed the course or for any other purposes without the express written consent of Marci Evans.
Are we able to purchase 2 courses now and add on later with the same discount?
No. The discount is for group discounts that happen all at once but we appreciate that you are managing costs and want to support your investment for you and your team, so we can extend a 10% discount to future purchases that occur in the next 6 months and are happy to offer a 2-part payment plan, if needed. Please email us (https://marcird.com/contact-us/) and we will walk you through the process.
I’m not sure my knowledge level is right for this course. Should I join anyway?
Please don’t worry. We all start somewhere! We’re here to add to your knowledge level and skill set. We feel extremely confident that this training will be suitable for students, newbies, and experienced clinicians alike.
How will this help me in my practice?
We take your potential investment in this course seriously and have poured the very best of all of our education, training, supervision, attendances at conferences etc into this course. We are committed to offering high quality training which not only boosts your knowledge, but more importantly your confidence and reputation to help more clients with that mix of digestive disorders and eating disorders.
I'm not a dietitian. Can I still do this training?
Absolutely. This training is designed for all professionals who work with clients with eating disorders. We have had dietitians, therapists, nurses, health coaches, occupational therapists, students, and interns take our online training. All are welcome, however, this course is only approved for CPEU credits for dietitians in the US.
Will this course cover MNT that applies to patients without eating disorders too?
Yes! The nutritional and non-nutritional interventions discussed can be applied to all patients with digestive complaints.
Do you provide CPEUs to anyone other than Dietitians?
No, Marci is only credentialed to provide CPEU credit for US-based dietitians who are credentialed through CDR. If you are not a US-based dietitian and want to get CPEU credit, you will need to reach out to your governing board to see if they will approve it.

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Note: purchasers cannot set up login information for users other than themselves, since each user has a unique username and password that must be kept confidential, and stay with that user when earning CPEUs.

Our courses and workshops are provided for single users only when purchasing individually online. Purchasers* cannot set up login information for users other than themselves, since each User* has a unique username and password that must be kept confidential. The unique username and password are also critical for ensuring CPEUs are credited to the right persons who have successfully completed the course.