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Centerstone to host free training for disordered eating

Behavioral health-care provider Centerstore is teaming up with McCallum Place, an eating disorders center, to provide a free training for health professionals on May 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at its location, 2615 Edwards St., Alton

centerstonelogoThe training will be presented by Katelyn Viscuso, director of intake and admissions at McCallum Place. The training will help with ethical decision making with regard to treatment recommendations for disordered eating.

Disordered eating is used to describe a range of irregular eating behaviors that may or may not warrant a diagnosis of a specific eating disorder.

Some objectives of this training include, learning more about assessing for Level of Care (LOC), reviewing the medical and behavioral criteria for each LOC, gaining insight into how outpatient providers are involved and learning about the collaboration between the treatment team and outpatient providers.

Learning about the intake assessment is important to gain a full understanding of behaviors, struggles, medical history, and disordered eating history in order for the treatment team to make a recommendation for the appropriate level of care. This training will help provide insight into the importance of collaboration between intake and outpatient providers.

The target audience for this training is clinicians and outpatient providers who work with patients who struggle with disordered eating or body image concerns.

“We want to help jumpstart awareness about the severity of disordered eating behaviors and struggles, and the need for specialized care in this area,” said Viscuso.

“You cannot tell by looking at someone if they have an eating disorder or how risky their disordered eating is,” said Viscuso. “Many times, it is an outpatient team member who can help ease anxieties around and encourage one to seek treatment and help to start the process of hope and healing.”

Seats are limited to 30 people, who must register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTBHPBH.

By attending, LPC, LCPC, LSW and LCSW licensed staff members will be eligible for CEUs. Attendees without these licenses will receive a certificate of attendance.

Contact Jami Jackson at jami.jackson@centerstone.org for more information.

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