Rebecca Brumm, LPC, CEDS-S
“The Rise of Remote Eating Disorder Care: Overcoming Treatment Resistance and Improving Outcomes”
The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a significant increase in eating disorders. As the treatment community sought ways to meet this demand, it also spurred the innovation of remote eating disorder care. Once considered a runner-up to in-person care, intentionally remote treatment is demonstrating not only to be an equally effective care modality. It is also showing its superiority with treating some patients including those with eating disorders traditionally thought to be resistant to treatment or have unique barriers to in person care. In this presentation we will explore how virtual eating disorder care can positively impact some of the most challenging treatment aspects including treating trauma, attachment disruptions, “non-negotiable” factors for patients and non-traditional presentations of these disorders. We will also explore outcome data demonstrating the effectiveness of remote care.
- Attendees will be able to identify three methods to reduce treatment resistance in remote care
- Attendees will be able to identify three patient presentations that can benefit from remote care
- Attendees will understand how remote treatment outcomes compare to traditional modes of care
Rebecca Brumm is the Chief Clinical Officer of Within Health. As a graduate of Central Michigan University, she is passionate about the mind-body-soul connection. Her leadership style, as well as clinical approach, reflect these values. Though she has helped clients through a variety of challenges in her practice as a therapist since 2005, she specializes in helping people work to improve their body image, heal their relationships with themselves and overcome eating disorders.