Please join us for a *FREE* virtual presentation from Gayle E. Brooks, PhD on Friday, September 25 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
This event is presented free of charge.
Title: Shining the Light on Eating Disorders Among Black Women
Research has shown that Black and Brown individuals with eating disorders are often under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed, as their presentation is not always consistent with the assumptions about the appearance of those with eating disorders. This discrepancy can increase the severity and morbidity of the disorder. This workshop will examine the unique experiences of Black women which contribute to their increased vulnerability to developing eating disorders and body image conflicts. Barriers to diagnosis and treatment will be highlighted and culturally sensitive strategies to better serve this population will be presented.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify three factors which place women of color at risk for developing eating disorders.
2. Describe the impact of acculturation pressures on body image and identity development.
3. Identify three elements of culturally competent care.
Gayle E. Brooks, PhD
Dr. Brooks is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for The Renfrew Center. Dr. Brooks leads the Renfrew Clinical Excellence Board and the Clinical Training Department. She has clinical and administrative oversight responsibility for Renfrew’s residential facility in Florida and for the non-residential sites in CA, FL, GA, IL, NC, and TN. For the past 30 years, she has treated patients from diverse backgrounds who suffer from eating disorders. Dr. Brooks served as the eating disorders specialist in the HBO film Thin, has appeared on Good Morning America, and has been featured in the following publications: The New York Times, People Magazine, Essence Magazine and Perspectives, The Renfrew Center Foundation’s journal for professionals. A frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, Dr. Brooks speaks on topics such as the treatment of the complex patient, eating disorders and cultural diversity, the interplay between eating disorders and trauma, and eating disorders in mid-life women. Dr. Brooks is a member of the iaedp Board of Directors and former Co-Chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Diversity Special Interest Group.
CE Event Details: 1.75 CE Credits Available
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A continuing education certificate for the event you attended at iaedpNY will be obtained using the website, CE-GO. Approximately one week after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-GO. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).Upon accessing the CE-GO website, you will be able to:
- Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
- Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format