Erin Knopf, MD, CEDS, FAAP, DABPN
“When Guidelines Harm: A Deeper Dive into the AAP Guidelines for ‘Childhood Ob*sity'”
This presentation will explore:
- Making the case for in vivo exposure therapy in the treatment of eating disorders
- Barriers to implementing food-related exposure work
- Key components of in vivo exposures via Coached Meals (prior, during, and after the exposure)
- Detailed case example
- Experiential exercise
- Attendees will intimately understand the AAP recommendations for “childhood ob*sity”
- Attendees will be able to name three types of avoidance strategies to target during exposure work, including specific homework assignments to help clients identify their patterns of avoidance during meals.
- Attendees will be able to effectively design and execute a Coached Meal intervention to help their clients increase interoceptive tolerance, practice mindful awareness, build emotional efficacy, and improve variety within their meal plans.
Erin Knopf, MD is a board certified pediatrician, adult psychiatrist and child/adolescent psychiatrist. She completed her Triple Board Residency training at the University of Kentucky. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Knopf previously worked as an attending psychiatrist at The Eating Recovery Center in Denver, CO in 2018 to 2022. At the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she served as unit psychiatrist for ten months at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, the only ED-dedicated ICU in the country. She is a member of IAEDP, AED, AACAP, APA and AAP.