SADDLEBACK COLLEGE

HS 185: BACKGROUND AND TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS

Spring 2012
January 9 – May 18, 2012

LEAD INSTRUCTOR:  LORI PHELPS, PSY.D.
     Email:   lphelps@saddleback.edu
     Telephone: (949) 582-4731
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Human Services Student Association: http://www.saddlebackhssa.webs.com
 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This online course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the broad spectrum of needs in the eating disordered individual.  Treating these needs demands knowledge in a number of areas of intervention.  During this course the student will be exposed to numerous treatment modalities utilized in the eating disorder treatment milieu.  These modalities are not expressed as the only treatment approaches nor are they presented in their entirety.

 

Each module is presented via the internet using assigned readings, Power Point lecture notes, discussion boards, chat rooms, and streaming video.  The information presented offers the student the opportunity to expand on their therapeutic abilities.  It is necessary, therefore, for each student to attend all modules presented in order to appreciate the vast amount of specialized knowledge necessary to be an effective eating disorders counselor.

 

    It is suggested that the student complete HS 181 prior to or concurrently with HS 185, although it is NOT required. Dr. Phelps has a folder in Blackboard with Introductory overview materials if you are taking HS 185 before you take HS 181.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

l. Assess and screen for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified. 
2. Explain and evaluate basic techniques of intervention for eating disorders.
3. Identify various theories of treatment used with eating disorders.
4. Identify roles and importance of all eating disorder treatment personnel (MDs, PhDs, Counselors, Registered Dieticians, Registered Nurses).
5. Articulate and apply knowledge and intervention methods provided by class lectures and role playing.
6. Identify internship sites and potential career possibilities.

 

COURSE CONTENT:

There will be 12 modules presented online.  These will consist of the following:

1.      Introduction to Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders
a. An overview of Eating Disorder Services
b. Clinical Assessment of Patients with Eating Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)

2.      Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and for Anorexia Nervosa

3.      Family Therapy and Eating Disorders

4.      Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

5.      Pharmacological Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

6.      Day Hospital Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

7.      Inpatient Treatment and Medical Management of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

8.      Compulsory Treatment in the Management of Eating Disorders                                    

9.      Management of Patients with Intractable Eating Disorders

10.  Binge Eating Disorder

a.       Psychological Treatment of

b.      Pharmacological Treatment of

11.  Self-Help in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

a.       Psychoeducational Principles in Treatment

b.      Self-Help Bibliotherapy

c.       12 step groups

12.  Eating Disorders and the Internet

 

LINKS TO ALL QUIZZES CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE ASSIGNMENTS BUTTON IN BLACKBOARD. LINKS TO ALL MODULES, READING ASSIGNMENTS, VIDEOS, ETC. CAN BE FOUND FROM ASSIGNMENTS AND/OR COURSE DOCUMENTS.

 

Each module is designed to introduce the student to the elements necessary for a foundation in the treatment of eating disorders.  It is necessary, therefore, for each student to complete all modules presented in order to appreciate the vast amount of specialized knowledge necessary to be an effective eating disorders counselor. The course is 16 weeks in duration (not including Spring Break and Finals Week) so a calendar is provided below which gives offers a suggested timeline for completing the modules assignments.

 

REQUIRED TEXTS:                          Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders. 1997. Edited by David Garner and Paul Garfinkel.

                                                               Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook. 2001. Edited by Kelly Brownell and Christopher Fairburn.

                                                               Selected Readings and related web sites

                                                 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:        Successful completion of this course will be based on participation and completion of all assigned work.

 

CLASS DATES:                          January 9 thru May 18, 2012

 

CLASS MEETINGS & ORIENTATION: 

Class meets online only at http://socccd.blackboard.com/

Online orientation via Blackboard course website

Credit:                        Three (3) Semester Units

 

The following is a tentative schedule of topics and due dates.

It is NOT required that you submit quizzes or other assignments on a certain date;

this calendar is designed to give you an idea of where you should be on a weekly basis in order to

complete all of the work due for the course by May 18, 2012.

Date

Topic / Modules

Assignments

Week 1

January 9-15

Introduction and Welcome

Read Announcements

Scan through the Assignments Folder in Blackboard

Look Around at all the great stuff in the course website

Buy books

Log into Course website via the Portal

Course Introductions on Discussion Board

Watch Blackboard Tutorial Videos and complete Blackboard Quiz

Week 2

January 16-22

Begin Assignments for Treatment Center and self-help meetings

--Visit or Investigate a Treatment Center and interview a professional who treats Eating Disorders (outline provided below)

--Attend 2 eating disorder self-help groups for Anorexia and/or Bulimia (Instructions below)

Week 3

 

January 23-29

Module 1

Introduction to Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders
a. An overview of Eating Disorder Services
b. Clinical Assessment of Patients with Eating Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)

Introduction to Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders. Reading Assignments: Read Chapters 52 and 53 in Fairburn; Chapters 3-5 in Garner & Garfinkel. Review all items in this Module One folder.

 

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Week 4

January 30-February 4

Continue Module 1

Investigate Treatment Centers for final assignment

Investigate self-help meetings for final assignment

Introduction to Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders. Reading Assignments: Read Chapters 52 and 53 in Fairburn; Chapters 3-5 in Garner & Garfinkel. Review all items in this Module One folder.

Week 5

Febuary 5-12

Module 2

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and for Anorexia Nervosa

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Read Chapters 54-55 in Fairburn and Brownell and Chapters 6, 7 & 10 in Garner & Garfinkel. Review the Power Points Lecture Slides found inside this folder as well as articles and/or abstracts

Week 6

February 13-19

Module 3

Family Therapy and Eating Disorders

Family Therapy and Eating Disorders. Read Chapter 16 in Garner & Garfinkel and chapter 56 in Fairburn. Also read articles attached in this module folder.

 

Week 7

February 20-26

Module 4

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders. Read Chapter 57 in Fairburn and Brownell and chapter 14 in Garner and Garfinkel as well as all materials contained inside this folder.

Week 8

February 27-March 5

Module 5

Pharmacological Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

 

Week 9

March 6 – March 11

Module 6

Day Hospital Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Day Hospital Treatment of AN and BN (Chapter 59, Fairburn and Brownell; Chapter 18 in Garner and Garfinkel).

March 12-18

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Visit or Investigate a Treatment Center and interview a professional who treats Eating Disorders

(paper outline in Blackboard)

Week 10

March 19-26

Module 7

Inpatient Treatment and Medical Management of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Inpatient Treatment and Medical Management of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (Chapter 60, Fairburn and Brownell; Chapter 17 in Garner and Garfinkel).

Week 11

March 27-April 2

Module 8

Compulsory Treatment in the Management of Eating Disorders

Compulsory Treatment in the Management of Eating Disorders (Chapter 61, Fairburn and Brownell; chapters 17 and 26 in Garner and Garfinkel).

Week 12

April 3-April 9

Module 9

Management of Patients with Intractable Eating Disorders

Management of Patients with Intractable Eating Disorders
(Read Chapter 62, Fairburn and Brownell; Read Motivational Interviewing Website).

Week 13

April 10-April 16

Module 10

Binge Eating Disorder

a.       Psychological Treatment of BED

b.      Pharmacological Treatment of BED

 

Binge Eating Disorder (Chapters 29-30 Garner and Garfinkel; chapter 63 & 73, Fairburn and Brownell)

 

Week 14

April 17-April 23

Module 11

Self-Help in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

a.    Psychoeducational Principles in Treatment

b.    Self-Help Bibliotherapy

c.     12 step groups

Self-Help and Group Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (chapter 65, Fairburn and Brownell; chapters 27 & 30 Garner & Garfinkel).

Attend 2 eating disorder self-help groups for Anorexia and/or Bulimia (Paper outline in Blackboard)

Week 15

April 24-April 29

Caade Conference 2012: Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery

April 26-27-28

Doral Desert Princess Resort, Cathedral City

For more information or to register, go to www.caade.org

Week 16

April 30 – May 6

Module 12

Eating Disorders and the Internet

Eating Disorders and the Internet (Chapter 66, Fairburn and Brownell; Chapter 30 Garner and Garfinkel).

Week 17

May 7-18

Complete all exams

Prepare to submit final assignments

All work to be completed and submitted by May 18

 

 

 

 

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:                

 

1.  At the completion of each module, the student will be given an objective exam pertaining to the topics covered in the module. Exams will be multiple choice, fill-in and short essay.

2.      Site visit to a minimum of one Eating Disorders treatment program or center and interview with an eating disorders treatment professional.  I have given you lots of links to Eating Disorder Treatment Centers and Treatment Finders in External Links in Blackboard and scattered throughout your course website.

 

Answer the following questions (a fill-in form is available in Blackboard under Assignments)

1.      Name and address of the treatment facility. Include website link.

 

2.      Date of your visit and name of person(s) interviewed

 

3.      How long has the program/center been in operation?

 

4.      How does it provide care and to whom?

 

5.      How does the client(s) find out about the service? What means of networking and marketing does this agency use?

 

6.      How large is the agency? (How many clients/patients are served weekly/monthly/yearly?  How large is the facility?  How many beds?  Etc.)

7.      Where do they get their funding? Are they non-profit or for-profit? What is the cost of treatment in the facility? Do they accept insurance? Do they ever give scholarships? How many professionals are employed and at what capacity do they work. What degree and experience are required to work in this facility? Do they accept interns and if so, at what educational level?

 

Interview with an eating disorders treatment professional.

Use the following guidelines for your interview:

 

1.      Name of Eating Disorders Therapist

2.      Background and education of the therapist (degrees, college/university, clinical experience)

3.      According to the professional, what are the important qualities in a professional providing direct treatment? (Include personality characteristics, education, and experience).  Should the counselor be in recovery?

4.      What is his/her preferred theory of ED’s and recovery?

5.      What is his/her role at the treatment facility?

6.      In this person’s opinion, what is the most important thing to know about eating disorders clients?

7.      To my student: What are your impressions of the individual and his/her approach to treatment?

 

 

PAPER #2:

Attend two (2) self-help groups for eating/body/weight related issues (Overeaters Anonymous for anorexics or bulimics [please DO NOT attend OA meetings that focus on weight loss], ANAD, Eating Disorders Anonymous, etc.).  I have given you lots of links to Eating Disorder self-help groups in External Links in Blackboard and scattered throughout your course website. Write a minimum two-page reaction paper for each meeting. Include date, time and location of meeting, how you found the meeting, your thoughts and feelings prior to attending the meeting, the format of the meeting, general topics covered at the meeting, your feelings and reactions to the meetings and whether or not you would refer clients to these meetings. A FILL-IN FORM IS PROVIDED FOR YOU UNDER ASSIGNMENTS.

 

CLASS GRADING:  To receive a grade of A in the course the student must complete all assignments by May 18, 2012 with a score of 90% or higher.  A grade of B requires completion of all assignments with a score of 80% to 89%.  A “C” requires completion of all assignments with a score of 70% to 79%. 

 

Extra credit is possible ONLY after completion of all required assignments.  Please discuss extra credit options with your instructor.

 

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