Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 2: Understanding Eating Disorders in Recovery from Addiction

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, February 17, 2023

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The primary goal of this training is to offer mental health and substance use disorder providers the knowledge, tools, and structure to develop insight into the features of eating disorders that may present for individuals in recovery from addiction. Participants will gain an understanding of the process and application of psychological inquiry and skills relevant to mental health support and behavioral change.


Heather Hamilton, PhD, began her career in mental health with the prestigious Talbott Recovery Center in Atlanta where she specialized in the treatment of mood, personality, and addictive disorders. While working there, she co-authored, A New Path – Personality Styles and Recovery from Addiction. After relocating to Washington State, Hamilton turned her focus from dual diagnosis to integrated care. Since 2015, team “BreakThrough!” has been addressing the mental health disorders that lead to emotional eating and the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Hamilton and the BreakThrough! team are passionate about integrated care, research, and developing practical approaches to challenging problems. A family legacy of losses spurs her dedication to developing evidence-based courses and interventions to help individuals and groups recover from emotional eating and the development of bi-directional disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to summarize the diagnotic criteria and features of eating disorders and how they intersect with recovery from addiction.
  • Participants will be able to identify health risks and thought patterns in people with eating disorders that contribute to active addiction as well as relapse behavior. 
  • Participants will be able to describe and begin using at least two evidence-based solutions that help clients address dysfunctional belief systems for positive behavioral outcomes.
Content Level

Beginning and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click on it.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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