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Eating Disorders. Presented by Dr. Lindsey Ricciardi

  • February 17, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Granite Education Center, room 525, 2500 South State Street, SLC, UT 84115


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Utah Psychological Association presents:


Eating Disorders

Dr. Lindsey Ricciardi

Friday, February 17, 2017


Many clinicians report a lack of emphasis on eating disorders and related concerns in their training. As a result, many health professionals feel ill-equipped when clients present with or disclose these issues. The primary goal of this workshop is to build clinician knowledge and competency in working with eating disorders and related concerns (disordered eating, body image concerns, psychosocial aspects of bariatric surgery). This training is geared towards professionals new to working with eating disorders as well as those already specialized in the field.  This workshop will cover symptom presentation and differential diagnosis of eating disorders using the updated DSM-V framework. The training will also provide an overview of the risk factors for eating disorders, common comorbidities seen with these clients, brief assessment tools, as well as common trajectories and prognosis. Numerous clinical examples will be presented throughout the training. Participants will learn and practice ways in which evidence supported treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Family Based Treatment are being applied to the treatment of eating disorders.


1.    Identify manifestations of eating disorder symptomatology consistent with DSM-V, utilizing clinical examples.

2.    Describe common risk factors in the development of eating disorders.

3.    Compare and contrast theoretical basis and principles of common evidence-supported interventions for eating disorders (CBT, DBT, FBT, ACT). 

4.    Choose appropriate treatment strategies based on clinical presentation and client history. 

5.    Recognize the ways in which the “war on obesity” and diet culture impacts eating disorder development and maintenance. 

6.    Explain psychosocial aspects of bariatric surgery process, from pre- to post-op. 



Lindsey Ricciardi, Ph.D. is passionate about helping others develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. A licensed psychologist, she has worked as a clinician, teacher, mentor, and researcher, in the field of eating disorders and related concerns, for 15 years. Dr. Ricciardi received her doctoral training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Psychology. She then went on to complete a specialized internship and fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Eating and Weight Disorders Program. Dr. Ricciardi is certified by the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and has been comprehensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is the co-author of multiple publications in the field and has presented research and trainings at many national conferences, businesses, and community events. She is a Past President of the Nevada Psychological Association and currently serves as Adjunct Assistant Faculty at UNLV.  She is currently in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she resides with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat.

Rates and Payment Information:

Early Bird Registration:

UPA Member Early Bird: $125
Non Member Early Bird: $225

Early Bird Registration expires one week prior to the event.

Regular Registration:

UPA Member: $150
Non Member: $250
UPA Student Member: $15
Student Non Member: $45

Register online at www.utpsych.org

To pay by phone, please contact UPA Executive Director Teresa Bruce at 801.410.0337

Make checks payable to Utah Psychological Association.

Day of event:
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Event starts at 9:00 am

Cancelations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

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