(OERP) Videoconference Series-Eating Disorders in Sports and Performers 2.26.20
Office of Educational Resources and Planning (OERP) Videoconference Series
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, originally published in 1998, illuminated the graded relationship between negative experiences in early life and long-term medical and mental health consequences. Since then, multiple studies have yielded comparable results and there has been an increased push to provide clinical services in a trauma-informed manner. While this is a significant step in the right direction, there has been ongoing debate about the utility of ACE assessments in clinical settings, and particularly with marginalized communities. Ultimately, the potential dangers of relying too heavily on assessing ACE scores need to be considered and more effort put into promoting resilience and protective factors while teaching skills that can help buffer traumatic experiences.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Describe the relationship between athletes and eating disorders
- Recognize yoga as a treatment for the symptoms of eating disorders
- Identify how body image can impact an individual (inside and outside of their sport)
This presentation will discuss the basic components that are looked at within the athletic population. Symptoms will be reviewed, along with body image concerns that these individuals may experience. The presentation will also explore yoga as a form of movement for these individuals and ways this practice can be support in decreasing eating disorder symptoms.
Alexandra Salerno, LPC, NCC, Behavioral Health Therapist II, Center for Eating Disorders, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Holly Kepins, LPC, Behavioral Health Therapist II, Center for Eating Disorders, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 Attendance