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:
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Very applicable to my practice. I was pleased with this opportunity to hear more about eating disorders and their treatment. - Elizabeth Haren, EdD, LPC MHSP, NCC, DCC, CCTP
Great, straightforward and practical. Would recommend! - Allison Lefkowitz, LMFT
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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.