ARFID: Etiology & Treatment Workshop

Join Renewed and Dr. Katja Rowell, MD, for an informative half-day workshop on ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). Learn about the factors that contribute to childhood feeding challenges, learn prevention and intervention strategies and discuss appropriate therapeutic approaches. This workshop is intended for professionals and/or graduate-level students.

Day-of Details

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 8am-12pm
Location: Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee – 446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-224, Nashville, TN 37211

Workshop Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe factors that contribute to childhood feeding challenges including ARFID: for example, related to medical, sensory and oral motor or aversive experiences and how prenatal factors and feeding practices can contribute.
  2. Describe in broad terms, different approaches to early feeding challenges, from behavioral to sensory and child-centered or ‘responsive’ therapies.
  3. Consider relevant history and factors to include in assessment to guide appropriate therapies, and how therapeutic approach may differ based on ARFID subtype.
  4. Discuss difference in weight restoration for ARFID vs. Anorexia Nervosa (AN).
  5. List three strategies to reduce anxiety and support appetite for ARFID patients.

CE Hours

A total of 3.5 CE hours will be available for NASW, TAND and NBCC attendees. For those not seeking CE hours, a certificate of attendance will be available.

NBCC Information

Renewed has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6850. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Renewed is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This program qualifies for 3.5 NBCC hours. You will receive a certificate for the number of hours you attended.

Speaker Information


Katja Rowell, M.D. is a family doctor and childhood feeding specialist on a mission to bring joy back to family meals. She believes that helping children feel good about food and their bodies is preventive medicine. Described as “academic, but warm and down-to-earth,” Dr. Rowell is a sought-after speaker, sharing the importance of a healthy feeding relationship with parents, health care providers, therapists and childcare providers, as well as consulting with corporate clients, nutrition and public health projects. She has appeared in, ScaryMommy, Momables, and Babble. She has written for NYT Motherlode blog, Huffingtonpost Parenting blog, New Moon Girls Magazine, and Adoptive Families Magazine.

Cost & Registration

Prices are as follows (includes complimentary breakfast and coffee):

  • Professionals: $50
  • Graduate Students: $25
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