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Virtual Lunch & Learn Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders from a Clinician, Nutritionist, and Parent Perspective
Friday, February 09, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Lunch & Learn


Family Based Treatment for eating disorders from a clinician, nutritionist, and parent perspective 

 Presented by

Natasha Wheeler, Psy.D. and Elika Imandel, M.S.

Friday, February 9th, 2024
12:00 - 1:30 PM (PT)
Virtual via Zoom at the LACPA Office
This program will NOT be recorded
 Intermediate Level 
1.5  CE Credits  
Eating Disorders are on the rise. Identification and early treatment for eating disorders is imperative. Disordered eating patterns often lead to the development of eating disorders or subclinical presentations. Family Based Treatment is the gold standard for the treatment of anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. This presentation will provide an understanding of Family Based Treatment in treating anorexia nervosa from a clinician, parent, and nutritionist perspective. 


Natasha Wheeler, Psy.D. is a prominent Child Psychologist who teaches full-time at The Chicago School. She has spent 20+ years working with underserved youth and families. Dr. Wheeler has a clinical practice with a focus on trauma, neurodivergent youth, mood disorders, and eating disorders. Her hope is to promote further access to mental health services with a sliding scale.

Elika Imandel is an accomplished dietitian who specializes in eating disorders. She serves as a Clinical Pediatric Dietitian for Nourish for Life, an outpatient eating disorder program affiliated with UCLA. Elika maintains a private practice centered around sports nutrition, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She collaborates with a diverse array of healthcare professionals within a multidisciplinary framework. 

Course Goals and Educational Objectives: 

Attendees will be able to:  

1) Assess and recognitive signs of disordered eating patterns.

2) Understand the medical complications and nutritional concerns associated with eating disorders.

3) Gain an understanding of Family Based Treatment for eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa.

 Course Outline:

I. Introduction of presenters (5 minutes)

II. Discussion of disordered eating and eating disorders, signs to look for and prevalence rates. (10 minutes)

III. Exploration of the medical complications, nutritional issues, and risk factors associated with eating disorders (20 minutes).

IV. Overview of Family Based Treatment (15 minutes)

V. Family Based Treatment in action (30 minutes)

VI. Questions and Answers (10 minutes)


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