Eating Disorders: Historical, Clinical, Etiological and Treatment Perspectives

Instructor: Yael Latzer |  Sundays 10:00am - 4:30pm  | Nov. 3, 10  | $350 | Course Code: SWEATDIS | NASW-approved CEUs: 13

This interactive course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the field of eating disorders (ED). The instructor will cover the full spectrum of ED: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorders, night eating syndrome and eating disorders-not otherwise specified, from historical, clinical, epidemiological, etiological and treatment perspectives. Students will enhance their clinical skills through a review of the ED literature and in-class presentations.

Course Highlights:

  • Learn how to recognize, make a differential diagnosis, and be better prepared to treat individuals with ED.
  • Become familiar with multidisciplinary models for the treatment of ED.
  • Evaluate ED by learning about the primary screening tools.

About the Instructor:

Yael Latzer is a professor at the University of Haifa's Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Science in the School of Social Work and Public Health. She is founder and director of a residential treatment facility in Israel for young women who are recovering from severe eating disorders. She also directs the Institute for the Treatment and Study of Eating Disorders in the Division of Psychiatry at Rambam Medical Center in Israel,  past President of the Israeli Academy for Eating Disorders, and a certified psychotherapist and family and couples therapist. Prof. Latzer is the recipient of a prestigious Joint Distribution Committee Prize for excellence in the field of Social Services. She has been published extensively in refereed journals.  She earned her D.Sc from the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israeli Institute for Technology and her Master’s in Social Work from Haifa University.

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