2.0 Version - Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders

A 5-Part Online Training with Marci Evans

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Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders: A 5 Part Online Training with Marci Evans

Whether you are new to the field or looking to deepen your counseling skills, this online training will improve your clinical practice. Here is what you will get with this online training:

  • 13 hours online video training
  • Detailed PowerPoint slides
  • Over 20 beautiful patient ready handouts
  • Master tips sheets, research articles, and recommended reading to enhance learning
  • 13 CDR approved continuing education credits
  • Continued support via access to private Facebook group (optional)
  • Bonus marketing content to grow your private practice

Below you will find the details of what I cover in each module. Once you purchase the program, you will have immediate access to the course and all of the accompanying handouts.

Still have questions? Please direct them to [email protected].

Read what some of our participants have said about the training...

"Whether you are just beginning to work with people with eating disorders or have been working with the population for years, Marci's workshop is a must. Not only does Marci provide an in-depth look at eating disorders and the dietitian's role, but she provides actual tools that can be used immediately. One of the best available resources to dietitians for eating disorder education!"


Online Eating Disorders Training, Version 2.0

By the end of Module 1, Laying the Groundwork, you will:

1. Possess increased confidence in accurately diagnosing an ED

2. Feel clearer about your role and scope of practice on the ED treatment team

3. Be more able to have difficult conversations with your clients and your colleagues (while looking like a smarty pants!)

4. Feel more grounded in your knowledge of two strong paradigms (IE & HAES®) to guide you in your work

5. Have greater decision making power about doing this work

Lesson 1: Diagnosis

  • DSM & Diagnosis – Can A RDN Diagnose?
  • Common States, Traits, & Functions of an ED
  • The Biopsychosocial Disorder Model of ED Development
  • Medical & Psychological Co-morbidities

Lesson 2: Team Players

  • Role of the RDN at ALL Levels of Care (LOC)
  • RDN Scope of Practice
  • Key Members of the Treatment Team
  • Marci’s Tree Analogy

Lesson 3: Ill Communication

  • How to establish lines of communication
  • Marketing Bonus!
  • When a client refuses to see a therapist
  • When a therapist won’t call you back

Lesson 4: The Foundational Principles

  • A Primer on Intuitive Eating (IE) & ED Treatment
  • Health At Every Size® (HAES®)

Lesson 5: Getting Personal

  • Exploring YOUR relationship to food, exercise, & body image
  • Assessing FIT with ED work

By the end of Module 2, Strengthen Your Psychology Muscles, you will:

1. Possess increased knowledge of common therapeutic language

2. Have greater understanding of how psychological processes occur in nutrition counseling

3. Be able to more effectively communicate how these processes are impacting your work to your clients and other treatment team members

4. Have a stronger working knowledge base of psychological modalities and how to integrate them appropriately into your counseling for greater behavior change impact

5. Have a more complete working knowledge of psychotropic medications and how it might impact your nutrition counseling

Lesson 1: Therapeutic Language

  • Effectively & Ethically Integrating Therapeutic Know-How
  • The 7 Most Important Psychological Concepts to Learn
  • 7 Case Studies to Bring the Concepts to LIFE!

Lesson 2: Therapy Modalities of Behavior Change

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • What they are
    • How to use them in nutrition counseling
    • Case studies to bring the concepts to LIFE!

Lesson 3: Therapy Modalities Continued

  • Family Based Therapy (FBT or Maudsley)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    • What they are
    • How to use them in nutrition counseling
    • Case studies to bring the concepts to LIFE!

Lesson 4: A Word on Medications

  • Different classes of psychiatric medications
  • Impact on weight and appetite

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By the end of Module 3, Digging In & Doing the Work, you will:

  1. Know the most important information to integrate into an ED assessment
  2. Feel greater confidence in establishing shared goals with clients
  3. Learn language and techniques to teach nutrition information without triggering the ED mind
  4. Feel more comfortable with the basic steps to formulating a nutrition prescription
  5. Be able to state the necessary components to designing effective food exposures
  6. Know the current state of the research on food addiction and how it informs clinical practice
  7. Develop skills to teach your clients how to learn hunger and fullness cues
  8. Integrate new strategies for effective food journaling
  9. Possess a foundational understanding of intuitive eating and ED care

Lesson 1: Early Stage Work

  • Clinical Assessment
  • Goal Setting & Assessing Outcomes
  • Foundational nutrition principles
  • Developing a nutrition prescription
  • Establishing frequency of visits

Lesson 2: Mid-Stage Work

  • Effective Food Exposures
  • A word on Food Addiction
  • The Art of Eating- Hunger & Fullness
  • Food Journaling…or Not

Lesson 3: Later Stage Work

  • Intuitive Eating
Lesson 4: And we can’t forget!
  • The Science of Refeeding Syndrome
  • Working with Digestive Woes

Does this all sound too good to be true? It isn't.

This training could transform your practice and the lives of your clients!

See what Jessi has to say about it below.

By the end of Module 4, The Sticky Stuff, you will:

  1. Be able to list the critical components to consider when establishing a weight range goal for any client.
  2. Develop a protocol for weighing (or not) your clients that is most in line with their path to recovery.
  3. Feel more confident discussing your client’s weight loss desires.
  4. Understand the 3 core components of metabolism.
  5. Be able to state the primary principles for metabolic healing.
  6. Become more clear about the necessary considerations for developing exercise recommendations to clients.
  7. Know the key elements of Intuitive Exercise.
  8. Become familiar with Marci’s Body Image Healing conceptual framework.

Lesson 1: Weight

  • Establishing Weight Range Goals
  • To Weigh or Not to Weight
  • When Your Client Wants to Lose Weight
  • A Word on BMI
  • Weight Stigma

Lesson 2: Metabolism

  • 3 Basic Components of Metabolism
  • Metabolic Consequences of Eating Disorders
  • Metabolic Repair

Lesson 3: Exercise

  • Protocol for making recommendations
  • Making Peace with Exercise through Mindful or Intuitive Movement
  • Eating Disorders & Sport

Lesson 4: Body Image

  • Marci’s Conceptual Framework for Body Image Healing
  • Top 10 Exercises to Experiment with Clients

By the end of Module 5, Complex Cases, you will:

  1. Develop an understanding of how multiple diagnoses manifest within a single case presentation.
  2. Become familiar with the basic components of a case presentation.
  3. Be more clear about the importance of team communication and clinical supervision in managing complex cases.
  4. Gain clarity in setting treatment priorities for yourself and the team.

Lesson 1: Pregnancy & ED

Lesson 2: Type 2 Diabetes & BED

Lesson 3: Gender Identity, Mental Health, & BN

Lesson 4: Athleticism, OCD, & AN

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Your Instructor

Marci Evans
Marci Evans

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.

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.
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 CE credits.
Are refunds available?
With our courses and programs, you receive full access to materials immediately. As such, refunds are possible but may depend on circumstances and how much of the course material has been completed. Any refunds will be subject to a $50 administrative service fee.
Can I share my course login with others?
No. This course is provided for single users only when purchasing online. If you are a group looking to purchase for multiple users, please reach out to us and inquire about our group options.

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