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Tue, Jun 07


In Anchorage and Online

Eating Disorders Boot Camp Training - June 7, 2022

If you work with people who eat, you’re encountering eating disorders. They’re simply too common to avoid. Jessica Setnick, eating disorder specialist, will teach you to respond effectively, whether you work in medical settings, mental health care, education or athletics.

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Eating Disorders Boot Camp Training - June 7, 2022
Eating Disorders Boot Camp Training - June 7, 2022

Time & Location

Jun 07, 2022, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM AKDT

In Anchorage and Online, 6591 A St, Anchorage, AK 99518, USA

About the event

At this one-day Boot Camp, Jessica Setnick, an eating disorder specialist, will offer practical tools that you can implement immediately in your setting. Jessica will present evidence-based guidelines for assessing and inquiring about eating issues, strategies to gain confidence in opening and advancing conversations about eating concerns, and guidelines for identifying when eating issues require the intervention of additional disciplines or specialists. You will learn which questions to ask, what NOT to say, and how to handle uncomfortable situations.

The training will be held on-site in Anchorage on June 7 and live-streamed so you can watch from any location. You may also purchase the recording to view by July 15.

Appropriate for all healthcare providers, including doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, therapists and school counselors, as well as coaches, youth leaders, and providers of community services. Interested students and others are also welcome.

Approved for 8 CEUs for RDNs and DTRs

6.5-8 CEUs sumbitted for MDs, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs — this will be updated when the CMEs and CEUs are approved

The first 100 to register will receive a free copy of the Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide: Quick Reference for Healthcare Providers, 2nd Edition (a $33 value)


Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Jessica Setnick has one of the most recognizable names in the eating disorder field due to her innovative leadership, her ability to connect deeply with the issues most important to professionals, and her knack for translating complex concepts into actionable strategies.  Setnick speaks both from the heart and utilizing her vast expertise as an eating disorder specialist over 25 years. Trained as a Registered Dietitian, with a Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition and Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Human Biology, Jessica combines her knowledge and experience with a unique perspective on why dysfunctional eating behaviors develop, why they persist beyond their usefulness and become dangerous, and how professionals of all kinds can intervene for better outcomes. In her presentations, she quickly shifts to match the needs of each specific audience, providing tools, ideas, strategies and scripts so that anyone listening can implement changes immediately, in their schools, homes, hospitals, clinics and especially in their own lives.

Learning Objectives

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the continuum of severity of dysfunctional eating behavior.
  2. Explain why diagnostic criteria should not be used to identify eating disorders in clinical practice.
  3. Name four different potential origin pathways to dysfunctional eating behaviors.
  4. Explain why addressing the etiology of dysfunctional eating behaviors is essential to sustained recovery.
  5. Name factors that constitute a crisis situation in which determination of etiology of behaviors must be postponed.
  6. Identify factors that differentiate an appropriate food exclusion from a dysfunctional one.
  7. Name at least four groups who have been historically excluded from eating disorder research, treatment and publications.
  8. State the one question that is most likely to elicit information about dysfunctional eating during a medical, nutritional or mental health assessment.
  9. Identify a reference source for lab values, vital sign thresholds and symptoms of an eating disorder that indicate a need for hospitalization.
  10. Explain the difference between “wanting to eat healthfully” and orthorexia.
  11. Correctly define these terms: diet culture, fat-phobia, weight-inclusivity, Health At Every Size.
  12. Describe the harms of using weight as a standard for measuring eating disorder recovery.
  13. Evaluate their treatment setting, including intake forms, physical environment and staff training and make improvements to meet the needs of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.


  • 30 minutes

    Online Log-in and In-Person Registration/Continental Breakfast

  • 1 hour

    Origins of Dysfunctional Eating Behaviors Model

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  • Student/Educator Registration

    Your registration as a student/educator includes a full day of training with Jessica Setnick and refreshments for both in-person and virtual attendees. The first 100 registrants will receive a copy of Jessica Setnick's book, The Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide (value $33).

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