Todd Callahan, MD, MPH & Lauren King, PsyD
“Setting the Table: Treating Adolescents and Families With Newly Diagnosed Eating Disorders”
Eating disorder symptoms are disruptive to adolescent physical, social, and psychological development. Evidence-based approaches to management require a family-focused approach to efficiently contain eating disorder symptoms, restore adequate energy intake, and manage physical and psychological symptoms. This interactive workshop will use a case-based approach to outline the initial management of youth and families with newly diagnosed eating disorders, including:
- The neurobiology of eating disorders in children and adolescents
- The treatment of eating disorders
- Helping youth and families operationalize treatment recommendations
- Attendees will be able to identify three elements of adolescent growth and development that are adversely impacted by eating disorders.
- Attendees will be able to discuss three talking points for families to “set the table” for treatment.
- Attendees will be able to describe a model for emotion coaching.
- Attendees will be able to list three caregiver “blocks” to supporting their child through recovery.
S. Todd Callahan, MD, MPH, is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He directs the eating disorders program at Vanderbilt, facilitating medical evaluation and treatment of youth with suspected eating disorders from throughout the southeast United States. He is an associate editor of Neinstein’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care, the most widely used textbook in Adolescent health care in North America and is the Chair of the Adolescent Medicine Subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Lauren King, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience treating Eating Disorders. Lauren is the Site Director at Southeast Psych Nashville. In addition to providing therapy for Eating Disorders, anxiety, and OCD, Lauren also runs a parents support group for parents who are engaged in Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders with their children.