Emily Murray, RDN, LDN, CEDS
& Caroline Shermer, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS
“Nutrition Rehabilitation for Adolescents and Teens: Bridging the Research and Practice Gap”
This presentation will explore:
- Eating disorders in adolescents
- Adolescent growth and development
- Registered Dietitian’s (RD) role in eating disorders treatment
- Medical Nutrition Therapy for malnutrition in the treatment of eating disorders
- What is Family-Based Therapy (FBT)?
- What is Adolescent-Focused Therapy (AFT)?
- Application and case studies
- Attendees will be able to identify at least three roles of Registered Dietitians (RD) in the treatment of restrictive eating disorders in adolescents.
- Attendees will be able to compare the differences between Family-Based Therapy (FBT) and Adolescent-Focused Therapy (AFT) in the treatment of restrictive eating disorders.
- Attendees will be able to determine when it’s appropriate to use FBT or AFT in the treatment of restrictive eating disorders.
Emily Murray, RDN, LDN, CEDS, received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Tennessee Technological University, and completed her post-grad dietetic practice experience at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Emily has worked in a variety of practice settings including inpatient, PHP, IOP, and outpatient, levels of care for eating disorders, most notably with The Renfrew Center. She established Murray Nutrition in 2020, where she provides nutrition counseling to individuals who suffer from eating disorders and disordered eating, weight and body image concerns, and co-occurring mental health concerns.
Caroline Shermer, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS, attended The University of Missouri where she completed a Coordinated Program in Dietetics, receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. During her internship, she gained experience in several levels of nutritional care including residential, PHP, and IOP and participated in the Victory Program at McCallum Place. Since, Caroline has worked in private practice treating eating disorders for over three years now providing nutrition counseling to those who live with eating disorders and disordered eating, compulsive and excessive exercise, body dysmorphia, and occurring mental health concerns.