ARFID: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Please join us for a wonderful presentation from Elizabeth Easton, Psy.D., CEDS and Stefanie Ginsburg, RD on Friday, May 11 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Doors open at 10:00 AM and the presentation will begin at 10:15 AM.

The focus of this talk will be to discuss the ARFID diagnosis, specifically describing a protocol for assessment and intervention. Integrating psychotherapy and nutrition perspectives, a protocol has been created for patients presenting with ARFID using 5 diagnostic subtypes, assessments evaluating patients’ experiences of eating, and interventions using gradual exposure pulling from Feeding Disorder, Habit Reversal Training and Exposure Response Prevention approaches. The role of each discipline is examined while also exploring how an integrative approach can support the individual and family/caregiver interventions. Case examples will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

1) To be able to identify the 5 diagnostic subtypes of ARFID.

2) To understand the role of each clinician within an integrative approach.

3) To be able to identify various interventions for the treatment of ARFID.