Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Athletes: Updates, Resources, and Recommendations for Researchers and Practitioners Working Together
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Session length is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Dana Voelker, PhD, CMPC, West Virginia University
Riley Nickols, PhD, McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers
As a result of the significant health and sport performance implications that can occur due to disordered eating and unbalanced exercise, it is critical that sport psychology researchers and practitioners are focused on working together to address these concerns. The presenters for this webinar will (a) use the latest research to discuss the status of the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in athletes, (b) use a clinical case study to illustrate the complexities in identifying, preventing, and treating eating disorders in the sport environment, (c) share sample resources to aid in effective identification and referral, and (d) offer key directions for enhancing collaboration between researchers and practitioners to address eating disorders in sport.
Sport practitioners (e.g., mental health professionals, certified consultants, coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches) and applied researchers
- Review prevention and treatment options for athletes informed by the latest research
- Examine a clinical case study that illustrates the complexities of and critical considerations when identifying, preventing, and treating eating disorders in sport
- Receive resource suggestions to aid in effective identification and referral
- Receive recommendations for enhancing collaboration between researchers and practitioners to address eating disorders in sport
Continuing Education Credit
1.25 CE Credits
Students – $25.00
Members – $35.00
Non-members – $50.00