A discussion about the relationship between gender transition and eating disorders

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.

  • 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.

  • Downloadable Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast interview (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Commercial Support

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

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate.

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LGBTQ+ and Eating Disorder Specialist

Allison Burnett, LICSW #3770C, CEDS, TCT

Senior Instructor

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.

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