This Certificate Program provides participants with a comprehensive background of knowledge. An eight semester hour curriculum consisting of four courses, the program is designed primarily for mental health practitioners, nutritionists and medical personnel working in the field, but is open to all students.
Participants join with practitioner faculty in small classes for discussion, study, and field experience that engage the full range of issues involved in working with clients who have eating disorders. To accommodate the schedules of working professionals, classes convene one weekend per month for 10 months. Study and discussion continue online between class sessions.
The program, in partnership with the Addictions Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Educations and Counseling, is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive background of knowledge and skills to work effectively with clients. This program meets the academic credentialing requirements of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).
Those participants holding a master’s degree or doctoral degree in nutrition, exercise physiology, health, behavioral science, or medicine may complete a practicum experience and apply for Certified Eating Disorders Specialist in Nutrition (CEDN) or Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CDES) certification from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).
This eight-semester hour certificate program includes four courses, two credits each. The core courses are:
* Introduction to Eating Disorders
* Treatment Modalities for Eating Disorders
* Medical and Physiological Aspects of Eating Disorders
* Nutritional Principals and Treatment for Obesity and Eating Disorders
These four classes have been approved by IADEP for certification. A 3,000 hour practicum is required for certification.