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Distracted and Disordered: Understanding the Overlap Between ADHD and Eating Disorders

CE Hours 1.5

About this course

Join us for a continuing education event hosted by Accanto Health and presented by Kelly Pertzsch, MA, LPCC. There is no fee to attend this course. In this webinar, we will offer an in-depth discussion on the overlap of eating disorders and neurodiversity, particularly the diagnoses of ADHD and autism. We'll address the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and autism and how they translate to lived experience. Attendees will also learn how to appropriately screen for neurodiversity, how to differentiate between eating disorder behaviors and ADHD/ autism symptoms, and how to tailor care for those with these diagnoses. You are responsible for your individual requirements as stipulated by your licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please reach out to outreach@accanto.com with questions.

Learning Objectives

  • Define neurodiversity, focusing on ADHD and Autism.
  • Explain how neurodiversity can contribute to eating disorder behaviors.
  • Apply techniques specific to working with neurodiverse clients.

Learning Levels

  • Beginner

Target Audience

This educational program is designed for mental health professionals, dietitians, social workers, and health care providers.

Course Instructor(s)

  • Kelly Pertzsch, MA, LPCC

    Kelly Pertzsch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. She began working at The Emily Program in 2015, and has worked in a variety of clinical positions since then, she is currently a Clinical Education Specialist. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Richmond, the American International University in London and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Eating Disorder Studies from the Lewis and Clark College. She has treated eating disorders her entire career and has worked in community mental health, private practice, and a college counseling center. Since 2020 she has developed a specialty in treating ADHD humans and is a certified ADHD clinical service provider. Kelly has a particular interest in the intersection of eating disorder treatment and social justice, the overlap of neurodiversity and eating disorders, and Health at Every Size.

Disclosure

Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative, is the planner and provider of all courses, content, and continuing education credits. These educational programs are made available to the public free of charge through the financial support of The Emily Program Foundation.

References

  • Maté, G. (1999). Scattered Minds. Avery.
  • Hallowell, E. M., & Ratey, J.J. (2021). ADHD 2.0. Ballantine.
  • Biederman, J, Ball, S.W., Monuteaux, M.C., Surman, C., Johnson, J.L., & Zeitlin, S. (2007). Are Girls with ADHD at Risk for Eating Disorders? Results from a Controlled, Five-Year Prospective Study. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 28(4), 302-307
  • Stulz, N., Hepp, U., Gächter, C. et al. (2013). The severity of ADHD and eating disorder symptoms: a correlational study. BMC Psychiatry 13, 44.
  • Reinblatt, S. Are Eating Disorders Related to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?. (2015). Curr Treat Options Psychiatry. 2(4): 402–412.

CE Process Info

Content

  • Materials
    2 parts
    • Presentation Slides- UPDATED
    • Webinar recording 1

CE Approvals

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

    Accanto Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Accanto Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    Accanto Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no. 7166. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. Accanto Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Distracted and Disordered: Understanding the Overlap Between ADHD and Eating Disorders
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  • Publication Date
    May 8th, 2024

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