About the Course
This course is designed to help you:
- Describe the differences between the types of eating disorders;
- Identify the traditional beliefs about eating disorders and the classic views of etiology of the disorder;
- Describe the prevalence of eating disorders across gender, age and culture;
- Explain the socio-cultural model of the development of eating disorders;
- List some of the consequences of untreated eating disorders;
- Identify the warning signs of eating disorders and different ways of screening for eating disorders;
- Explain different treatment models for eating disorders; and
- List some of the prevention programs for eating disorders.
About the Author
Leah Walker, LMFT
Leah Walker, LMFT, has been practicing as a family therapist since 1994, after graduating with a masters in family studies from Mercer University in Macon, GA. Most of her clinical work was with children and adolescents and their families. She has twenty years of clinical experience, including five years as a clinical supervisor in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization programs and in-home family therapy. She specialized in working with military families, infant mental health and adoptive families. In addition, she has also been a substance abuse counselor. At this time, Ms. Walker is a senior manager in a psychiatric hospital, overseeing quality improvement and risk management.
Leah Walker is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University in the Family Relations program. Her dissertation research is related to post-adoption services for special needs adopted children.