Movement in Eating Disorder Treatment: From Compulsion and Clinging to Flexibility and Freedom
Research supports the safe and gradual integration of physical activity into eating disorder treatment once an individual is medically stable, nutritionally compliant, meeting treatment targets, and has demonstrated an ability to adhere to physical activity guidelines. It is important that the eating disorder treatment team collaboratively supports individuals to establish balanced fitness practices with the intent to develop a more wholesome and joyful relationship to physical activity. This presentation will highlight the cultivation of flexibility and freedom that can result by targeting compulsive and unwholesome exercise practices through supportive integration of movement during treatment.
Riley Nickols, PhD is a counseling and sport psychologist who specializes in treating athletes with eating disorders. He is the Director of the Victory Program, the nation’s only residential treatment facility for athletes, at McCallum Place in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Nickols obtained an MS in Sport Psychology from Ithaca College in addition to an MS in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. He regularly speaks to athletes, coaches, and sports medicine personnel about disordered eating and unbalanced exercise in sport. Additionally, Dr. Nickols consults with eating disorder professionals on best practices for integrating exercise during eating disorder treatment. He maintains a private practice in St. Louis where he primarily works with athletes addressing both clinical and performance concerns. Dr. Nickols is sensitive to the unique demands of recovery in relation to training and competing in sport. He is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and holds a certificate in the Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders from the Contemporary Psychotherapy's Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia (CSAB) in New York, NY. In addition to competing in endurance sports for over 15 years, Dr. Nickols is a running coach and a USA Triathlon coach.
Date/ Time January 21st, 12:30 pm- 1:45 pm CST
Cost: free to attend, CEUs cost $35
Any other pertinent info:
This webinar is supported by the Missouri Eating Disorders Council and the Victory Program at McCallum Place.
Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH):
The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award up to 6.17 clock hours or 7.4 contact hours (.74 CEUs) for this program.
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