Special considerations for the experience of eating disorders in transgender and non-binary communities

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This presentation will discuss therapeutic implications when working with transgender clients who struggle with eating disorders. An exploration of possible gender biases and privilege will be conducted. Clinicians will learn how to diagnose for gender dysphoria and eating disorders, and ways that can help delineate if a client’s gender identity influences their eating disorder. Clinicians will then learn some clinical interventions that can help with body image and eating disorder symptoms. Medical options for transitioning will also be reviewed.
    Note: Please note that the terminology to describe transgender people is continually evolving alongside a deeper understanding of the categories of biological sex, gender identity, and gender expression. Use of various lexicon is specific to each individual and his/her/their self-identification. There is a disclaimer in the audio podcast episode regarding the use of various terms.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe how gender dysphoria and eating disorder symptoms can overlap and influence one another; List two or more interventions that can be integrated in clinical work with trans individuals with disordered eating.

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Allison Burnett, LICSW #3770C, CEDS, TCT

Eating Disorder & LGBTQ+ Expert

As the National Director of Alumni and Advocacy, Allison is committed to serving all the alumni of Alsana, and our LGBTQ clients. She has a passion for continuing to help Alsana's clients after discharging from our treatment program to continue supporting them along their journey of recovery. Allison is a Certified LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy Provider, and a Certified Transgender Care Therapist. Ensuring that Alsana’s LGBTQ clients receive the best possible care is of professional and personal importance to her. Working with Alsana’s Alumni Champions and Partners in Pride, Allison strives to exhibit Alsana’s guiding principles with our alumni and the LGBTQ community.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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