Integrating Movement in Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery | Alsana®

Integrating Movement in Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery


Oct 20 2020


This is a free event

Join Rachael Mintz, RD, LD, CEDRD-S/Associate Director of Clinical Services and Tammy Beasley, RDN, CSSD, CEDRD-S, LD/ VP of Clinical Nutrition Services for a webinar about Integrating Movement in Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery on Tuesday, October 20th starting at 9:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM CT / 12:00 PM ET.

We are offering 1 CE hour through APA, CDR, NASW, and NBCC for live attendance.


Introducing movement and exercise into eating disorders treatment has historically been a provocative and controversial approach to recovery. On one hand, exercise can contribute to several health problems in severely ill individuals with eating disorders, including the possibility of death. On the other hand, movement and exercise used as therapeutic treatment to help sustain recovery has a long history to support its use. Understanding differences in movement and exercise in eating disorders as either harmful or beneficial relies on an accurate assessment that defines what the exercise behavior is, why it is performed, and what the consequences are. In order to understand the why behind the behavior, we must integrate movement processing into our treatment approach, in both the individual and group setting. What does this look like? Join us while we explore how to implement and process movement through collaboration between dietitian and therapist in the treatment of eating disorders.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify how to integrate movement for clients of all shapes & abilities

• Utilize movement processing to better understand the function of exercise in the client’s life

• Explain the difference between movement and physical activity within eating disorder treatment

• Describe the movement dimension of Alsana’s adaptive care model, and how it is implemented into treatment through a collaboration between therapist and dietitian

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