Healing Eating Disorders and Body Image - 5 CEUs

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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • CEs: 5 Core Continuing Education Clock Hours (For Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists - please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $115 before Friday, October 1 at 5:00pm EST, $130 after
  • Presented by: Tara Arnold, Ph.D., LCSW (see bio below)

Educational Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for eating disorders as well as their current clinical presentation.
  • Discuss the awareness of the treatment of eating disorders, including the value of a treatment team and levels of care involved.
  • Recognize the presentation of a problematic body image and the factors that influence beliefs related to one’s image.
  • Utilize the unique application of CBT and mindful self-compassion to the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues.
  • Analyze the impact of diet culture on our actual health and wellbeing from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective.

Workshop Description:

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us” ~ David Richo

Living in diet culture, we are constantly bombarded with messages that connect our outer appearance with our internal worth.Body image and self-love can be a direct casualty of living from a belief that our worth as people and spiritual beings is defined externally by the container of our souls. New models of body positivity and self-compassion are seeping into our collective conscience and providing respite for the disconnection created by diet culture. Come and learn about traditional methods of healing body image through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) alongside the newer treatment approaches such as Body Positivity, Health at Every Size (HAES), and utilizing self-compassion in healing body image.

As with body image, we know that treating eating disorders is also a complex and multifaceted process. Ethically, we must utilize evidence-based treatments to deliver the most efficacious treatment to people with such serious and life-threatening disorders. This five-hour workshop will focus on the new diagnostic criteria for eating disorders as defined by the DSM-5 and their treatment. We will also address the devastating result of western culture’s obsession with “thinness eating disorders” and how they relate to body image issues. Overall, we will learn how to help people with eating disorders and body image struggles to become re-embodied and whole.

Presented by: Tara Arnold, Ph.D., LCSW

Tara Arnold, PhD, LCSW, CEDS-S, RYT-200 is the Clinical Co-director and co-founder of WholeHeart Psychotherapy in Atlanta. Tara has been in the field of mental health since 1997 and specializes in men and women with eating disorders and dual diagnosis. Dr. Arnold was intensively trained in eating disorders and DBT and is a renowned educator and speaker on eating disorders and DBT. Her focus on dialectical behavior therapy began in 1999 (intensively trained), and she provides groups for women, adolescents, and co-ed groups. From these passions, WholeHeart provides groups for eating disorder recovery, body image and self-love as well as intuitive eating. She has developed national eating disorder programs and consults for eating disorder inclusivity in agencies. Dr. Arnold is a supervisor, consultant, and trainer in DBT and eating disorder issues as well as a presenter at state and national conferences. In addition, she is a speaker and presenter for corporations and media outlets. Dr. Arnold and her team can be contacted at 404-964-6629 or www.taraarnoldinc.com or www.wholeheartpsychotherapy.net for more information.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Afternoon Session
  • 2:00 - 2:15 Break
  • 2:15 - 3:30 Afternoon Session (Cont.)
  • 3:30 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

What people are saying about Dr. Arnold's workshops:

  • "Excellent Workshop! Presenter was clear and concise. Well planned! She provided practical skills to use with clients. Lastly Tara Knows her stuff! Expert!" - D.L.M.
  • "The workshop was practical, stayed on task while remaining engaging. I loved the experiential aspects and believe this really helped solidify the information presented." - L.B.
  • "Love all the skills. I actually loved that most of the things said were included in the slides. In this case, the wordier the better. So many physical tools and the tapping skills were really impressive." - D.E.
  • "I like how she used videos to help explain her points. She was very engaging!" - S.M.H.
  • "Seasoned teacher with great examples and different opportunities/ways to learn content." - J.D.S.
  • "Presenter is fantastic; excellent training." - R.A.
  • "The presenter was very prepared and the videos were perfectly chosen." - C.L.
  • "Presenter is expert in her knowledge and skills. There are those that have the knowledge but can not teach but Dr. Arnold has the knowledge and CAN teach." - K.T.

5 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live and on-demand) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may complete all 40 CEUs this year while you have options.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
  • Counselors: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours for counselors through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) of Georgia, approval #2021-08-25-596LW. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours for counselors through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #081521. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours for counselors through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #117-2021. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a counselor, social worker, or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA, so this workshop should satisfy your "Related Hours" option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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