Title: Too Much Comfort: Binge Eating Disorder and Food Addiction

Thursday, February 28, 2019
The registration period has closed for this event.

Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM


Diedre Wade LPCC-S

Workshop Description

This presentation will include information regarding the DSM-5 criteria for Binge Eating Disorder and will define Food Addiction and its symptoms along with emotional eating. The participant will be provided with statistics of who is affected, origins of the disorder and how the brain and science play a large role in this disorder. This presentation will include how to screen and begin to treat these disorders. Additional treatment resources will be provided to participants.


At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:


Define Binge Eating Disorder, including the DSM-5 criteria, and Food addiction, respectfully. Participants will be able to differentiate between the two issues (BED and Food Addiction) and to lean the potential origins of these issues. Emotional eating will be explained as a separate part from these issues. Participants will be educated about the Obesity epidemic and the cultural norms of food in the United States and to be able to to identify how it is connected to BED and Food addiction behaviors. The addiction cycle will be explained in detail, which will educate participants about the process of addictive behaviors. Triggers will be identifies in regards to BED and Food addiction.


The science of Food addiction and BED will be discussed, how the brain is affected both before, during and after compulsive eating habits. Co morbidity of BED and other mental health and addictions will be explained. Strategies for Mental health and medical professionals will be discussed including assessment of BED and Food Addiction symptoms, counseling techniques and possible chemical interventions that have been shown to be helpful in working with these issues. Nutritional resources will also be provided.

Continuing Education Credits
CEU : Hours - 2


Registration is $40.00



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University of Louisville Shelby Campus

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Room: TBA
Louisville, KY 40223

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