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Gender Diversity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Best Practices and Affirming Care for Transgender, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Clients

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Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24, 2021, Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday 12:30-5:30 p.m. | 7 CEUs

Transgender, gender diverse and non-binary individuals face significant health disparities and recent research has shown that these communities have a significantly higher risk of developing eating disorders (ED) as well as a higher prevalence of ED than their cisgender peers.

The 2021 Columbia River Eating Disorder Network conference will address the need for more competent care for transgender, gender diverse and non-binary clients, as well as provide a deeper understanding of the unique challenges they may face as they navigate recovery. CREDN encourages this year’s attendees to challenge the cisgender-heteronormative approaches to treating ED’s that most traditional ED education provides and to step into their own understanding of ways in which cisgender privilege and biases about gender identity have impacted the work with ED clients. We hope that attendees exit the conference with new approaches and practices to make their clinical work more gender inclusive.

  • View program and schedule: https://graduate.lclark.edu/programs/continuing_education/conferences/eating_disorders/schedule/
  • View speaker biographies: https://graduate.lclark.edu/programs/continuing_education/conferences/eating_disorders/presenters/
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    2021 Conference Program:

    Do No Harm: Centering Trans and Nonbinary Experiences in Body Positive Movements and Eating Disorder Treatment

      Sand C. Chang, PhD, Psychologist, Author, and Trainer; Clinic Director, Octave Health

    I Hear My Ancestors - “Mé’ėstse Mo’óna’e!”

      Shilo M. George, MS, Speaker, Trainer, Łush Kumtux Tumtum Consulting

    “Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Love My Body” Nuanced Conversations About Trans-Centered Nutrition

      Lindsay Birchfield, MS, RD, CD, Registered Dietitian, Gender Activist, Creating Peace with Food
      Vaughn Darst, MS RD, Registered Dietitian, Senior Coordinator of Gender Affirmative Care, Center for Discovery
      Kia’ikai (“Kai”) Iguchi, MSc/MS, RD/LD/CD, Registered Dietitian, Rogers Behavioral Health

    Better Informed: Identifying Strengths and Limitations in a Cisnormative Treatment System - Clinical Leadership Panel

    Date & Time: 
    Friday, April 23, 2021 9:00 am to Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:00 pm
    Cost: 
    $125 by 3/26
    Location: 
    Virtual