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CEU EVENT: Understanding Eating Disorders
October 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
With Guest Speaker Megan B. Ledet, LCSW
Eating disorders are often a topic of uncertainty among many clinicians, especially when it comes to recognizing a true eating disorder versus disordered eating patterns masked in our diet culture. This presentation will dive into the varying eating disorder diagnoses, the psychological, biological, and sociological underpinnings of eating disorder development, and answer the common question of “why can’t they just eat?”
- Describe characteristics associated with each eating disorder diagnosis.
- Distinguish between eating disorder myths and realities.
- Understand the psychological, biological, and sociological underpinnings of eating disorder development and maintenance.
- Describe at least 3 warning signs associated with eating disorders.
- Recognize indicators of recovery and relapse.
About the Speaker:
As Executive Director for Center for Discovery Houston, Megan Ledet oversees the residential and outpatient eating disorder facilities. She additionally serves as the Clinical Director at the residential level of care. Megan has over a decade of experience in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, spanning across inpatient, residential, and PHP/IOP levels of care. Megan is passionate about the treatment of eating disorders and the co-occurring struggles associated with the illness. She has extensive DBT training and sees this as an ideal modality to facilitate change in individuals experiencing Eating Disorders. Megan is EMDR trained and a skilled, trauma informed clinician. She is also an advocate for the power of relationships in healing and recognizes the sacred nature between clients and their treatment teams. Megan believes a strong, unified team is essential in fostering client healing and is excited to continue and create an environment that strengthens both client and staff.