Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders and Comorbidity

Presented by SooMi Lee-Samuel, MD, MA on 04-21-2017 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Eating disorders are not among the most common psychiatric conditions to occur in the general population, but a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa is the deadliest. Every year, untold numbers of adolescents and adults die from complications directly associated with eating disorders and their comorbid conditions, including substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Properly assessing individuals with these complex conditions can be challenging, and effective treatment strategies require a multi-disciplinary approach.  

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, SooMi Lee-Samuel, MD, MA will review diagnostic criteria and best practices for determining the appropriate level of care for adults and adolescents experiencing eating disorders and comorbid conditions. As a board certified psychiatrist and the medical director of a residential treatment facility, Dr. Lee-Samuel will share how she works with her treatment team to assist individuals and their loved ones.

Dr. Lee-Samuel will discuss the epidemiology of eating disorders, the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, and comorbid conditions. Attendees will learn current, evidence-based strategies for managing and treating these conditions. A clinical case will also be presented that will illustrate some of the complex issues that surround these diagnoses and challenge clinicians.

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the prevalence and risk factors for developing an eating disorder.
  2. Identify the physical signs and symptoms of eating disorders in adolescents and adults.
  3. Describe conditions that often accompany eating disorders.
  4. Explain the criteria for diagnosing eating disorders and comorbid conditions.
  5. Discuss effective treatment and management strategies for eating disorders and comorbid conditions.

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How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within clinical intake and screening, clinical assessment, treatment plan, counseling services, documentation, case management, discharge and continuing care. 

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Meet the Presenter

SooMi Lee-Samuel, MD, MA

SooMi Lee-Samuel, MD, MA

Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As the Medical Director of Timberline Knolls, a residential inpatient treatment facility near Chicago, she manages prescription therapies and serves as an important member and leader of the multi-disciplinary treatment teams. She works collaboratively with primary and family therapists, expressive therapists, nutritionists, and other treatment team members.

Prior to her role at Timberline Knolls, Dr. Lee-Samuel was affiliated with multiple inpatient psychiatric hospitals, including Lakeshore Hospital, Provena Mercy, and Alexian Brothers. She also had her own private practice for several years and was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Lee-Samuel attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She also served as the Director of Psychiatric Services for DCFS of Illinois and is a current member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.