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Recorded on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 

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Most counselors are familiar with – or at least heard of – eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia nervosa. But we are less familiar with binge eating disorder (BED) despite being four times more common in clinical practice. The American Psychiatric Association only recognized BED as a distinct disorder in 2013 and was first included in the DSM-5 (F50.8). This webinar will explore the prevalence, neurobiology, and evidence-based treatments for this common, and extremely challenging disorder. We will pay particular attention to the influence of developmental trauma from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study on the etiology of BED, and the utility of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as part of the treatment regimen.

Learning Objectives
  • Enumerate 3 diagnostic distinctions between bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder and explain concisely the etiology and neurobiology of BED and implications for treatment.
  • Describe 3 ways in which ACEs may predispose patients to developing BED.
  • Verbalize at least 2 evidence-based options for treatment and be able to apply them with screening instruments and handouts provided.

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Michael Bricker MS, CADC II, NCAC II, LPC, is a Behavioral Health Clinician for Strong Integrated Behavioral Health in Eugene, OR. Bricker specializes in providing trauma-responsive care for chronic pain, methamphetamine, and medication assisted treatment. He is also a consultant on “dual recovery” from substance use and mental disorders through the STEMSS Institute and specializes in blending research-based treatment with other wisdom traditions. He has educated and trained counselors in Alaska and Oregon. Bricker is a seasoned trainer who presents regularly at national conferences and is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. He has been a clinician, consultant, and teacher for over 35 years.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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