CDP Presents: Eating Disorders in the Military via Zoom
15 February 2023, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: Reports from sources such as the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center suggest that more than 5,000 Service members were diagnosed with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia, between 2003 and 2017. Given that receiving such diagnoses is a potential threat to a Service member's career and may be cause for separation, underreporting of related symptoms and behaviors is common and the prevalence of eating disorders in the military may, in reality, be much higher.Further complicating the issue, members of the military face a combination of factors that likely place them at increased risk for developing these conditions, including enhanced physical and psychological demands of their jobs and the intense pressure to meet and maintain the military’s strict fitness standards and weight limits.
In this webinar, we will further discuss the challenges associated with identifying, screening for, and ultimately treating these serious disorders in military populations as well as methods to ensure that those in need of specialized care are encouraged to seek it.
Please note: While registration is slated to end once the webinar begins on 15 February, space in this event is limited and registration will close once capacity has been reached, even if this is before the final registration date.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate common clinical presentations and risk factors for eating disorders among specific military subgroups, including active-duty service members, veterans, and dependent youth.
- Integrate appropriate assessments and evidence-based treatments for eating disorders into clinical practice when working with military populations.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Center for Deployment Psychology offers attendees 1.5 credit hours for participation in this training.
Participants attending events in person are required to sign-in at the start of the training and sign-out at the conclusion of the training in order to attain CE credit. Participant attendance data will be collected electronically during webinars. There is a 30-day time limit post-training to complete all CE requirements. Partial credits cannot be issued.
Inquiries regarding CE credits may be directed via email to Micah Norgard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEs provided by American Psychological Association sponsors are acceptable for most licensed professionals when renewing their license and it is our experience that these CE credits have been recognized by most professional state license boards. However, please check with your board regarding the acceptability of these CE credits for this activity. For additional information, click here or on the CE DETAILS button above.
For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard (email@example.com) or Mr. Chris Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org).