4 CEs – Eating Disorder Workshop – November 17

Please join us for our Fall workshop: Friday, NOVEMBER 17, 2023 @ RSVP Event Center, Loveland, OH

Registration: 7:30 am; Workshop runs from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

CAPP members:$140; Non-CAPP Members: $175; Students: $50 – get registered today!


Title:  Eating Disorders Treatment Update: Practical Considerations in an Ever-Changing Clinical Landscape – 4 CEs for Licensed Psychologists

Presenter bios:

Dr. Elizabeth Mariutto serves as a staff psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE. Within the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Dr. Mariutto serves as the Clinical Director of Eating Disorder Services and as an outpatient therapist. She has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Family-Based Treatment (FBT). She is both a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – Supervisor (CEDS-S) and a certified Family-Based Treatment Therapist.  Dr. Mariutto leads outpatient intuitive eating and self-compassion groups at the center, provides individual therapy for outpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care, consults on the residential units, and provides supervision for psychology graduate students.

Dr. Anna Guerdjikova has more than 15 years of experience in clinical and research work and serves as a staff licensed social worker for Lindner Center of HOPE, with primary focus in the treatment of adult patients with eating and mood disorders. Within the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Dr. Guerdjikova serves as a Director for Administrative Services. She is an outpatient and partial hospitalization program therapist, and an inpatient group facilitator. As a researcher, Dr. Guerdjikova has served as a primary investigator, co-investigator, supervisor and coordinator for numerous clinical trials examining subjects with mood, anxiety and eating disorders. Her main research interests are in the area of eating, mood and impulse control disorders. Dr. Guerdjikova has first and co-authored several book chapters and more than 50 original research articles on the topics of binge eating disorder and obesity, pharmacotherapy of eating and mood disorders, and phenomenology of mental illness, published in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Allison Mecca is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She primarily provides individual therapy in Outpatient Practice. She has expertise in treating eating disorders (EDO) and is a member of the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, where she provides services in the outpatient, adult partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and residential programs at the Lindner Center of HOPE. In addition to her role in the EDO Program, she is a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) treatment teams and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE team, Dr. Mecca worked at the Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health, where she provided individual, family, and group therapy within the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient EDO and mood/anxiety treatment programs. She served as the clinical lead for the Mood and Anxiety Program and supported with program development and management. Throughout her career, she has worked in various settings, including university counseling centers and psychiatric hospitals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain diagnostic criteria for each type of eating disorder.
  • Participants will be able to identify factors to consider in determining levels of care for patients with eating disorders.
  • Patients will be able to provide an overview of the treatment models for Family-Based Treatment and CBT for eating disorders.

Description of the Talk:

This presentation will provide practical considerations in an everchanging clinical landscape regarding eating disorders.  Information on how to assess for, diagnose, and treat eating disorders. Information will be presented on prevalence, risk factors, levels of care determination, and ways weight bias can interfere with accurate assessment and therapy.