Eating Disorders in the LGBTQIA+ Community

In the United States, more than 13 million adults identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual and a further 1.4 million people identify as transgender. Incidence rates of eating disorders within the LGBTQIA+ community are startlingly high. Compared to heterosexual individuals and cisgender individuals, LGBTQIA+ youth and adults are more likely to suffer from eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors.

In this presentation, eating disorder specialist & advocate Chase Bannister will share important information related to eating disorders in the context of LGBTQIA+ communities, both broadly
...Read more and with particularity. Time will be set aside to learn and relearn terms often expressed as meaningful by persons who identify as LGBTQIA+, to encounter common themes amid specific populations within LGBTQIA+ communities, and to reflect on the experience of encountering dynamic (if not elusive) nomenclature in a clinical world built for categorization.

Accanto Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Accanto Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program provides 2.0 continuing education credits.

This activity has been submitted for approval as a continuing professional education activity by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accanto Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no.7166. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. Accanto Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the intersection of eating disorders with sexuality and gender identity, specifically in regard to LGBTQ+ populations. Participants will encounter the ‘minority stress theory’ (alongside correlate terms ‘distal stress’ and ‘proximal stress’) as one rubric for considering the complex, compounded challenges frequently experienced by persons from LGBTQIA+ populations and other oppressed populations.
  • Explain common eating-related behaviors in which a person from the LGBTQIA+ population might engage in initial adaptive coping mechanisms that carry significant point-of-entry risk for eating disorders pathology.
  • Recite at least one example of intra-community bias related to body, weight, shape, size, or appearance in a sexual minority population, together with (2) a basic historical framework of that bias.

Thursday, June 09, 2022

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11:00 AM CDT - 01:00 PM CDT

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CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

Commission on Dietetic Registration
This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
American Psychological Association
Accanto Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Accanto Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
National Board for Certified Counselors
Accanto Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no.7166. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. Accanto Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CE Process Info

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