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  • 2023-04-19 2:00 PM
  • 2023-04-19 3:00 PM
  • Zoom

Assessment and Treatment Considerations for Youth With Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

Family Based Treatment (FBT) is considered to be the first-line treatment for youth diagnosed with restrictive eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa given considerable research evidence. FBT is also commonly employed among patients with atypical anorexia nervosa given overlap in symptoms and severity. Dr. Kramer will discuss potential modifications of FBT and important clinical considerations for providing FBT to youth with atypical anorexia nervosa with a lens on reducing weight stigma/bias, improving detection of eating disorder symptomology, and enhancing care coordination. 

About the Presenter

Rachel Kramer, PhD, (she/hers) is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She has specialized training in evidence-based eating disorders treatment, specifically Family Based Treatment (FBT). In addition to providing outpatient FBT and FBT-informed care to youth admitted for medical complications related to their eating disorder, Dr. Kramer’s research focuses on evaluating eating disorder symptoms and treatment outcomes inclusive of all weight statuses.  

Continuing Education Information

1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate

1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe atypical anorexia nervosa and the medical risks involved. 
  2. Apply Family Based Treatment and potential adaptations or considerations throughout eating disorder assessment and treatment with youth diagnosed with atypical anorexia nervosa. 
  3. Identify areas of weight stigma/bias in the care of patients with eating disorders, particularly among those with atypical anorexia nervosa. 

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