Event Details:

When: Friday, July 20, 2018

Where: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08753

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Registration: $89 by 6/26/18 or $99 after 7/6/2018 Online Registration Closes on July 13th

APPROVED for 6 Clinical CE Credit Hours approval number 182603-0112 

Compulsive Eating, Binge Eating Disorder, and Food Addiction:What You Need to Know

Description: This course will focus on deconstructing compulsive eating behaviors from a Biopsychosocial  Perspective. Risk factors and vulnerabilities to compulsive behaviors will be discussed from a variety of perspectives.  Education will be provided regarding food and the brain’s  reward pathway, the addictive qualities of certain foods, and Binge Eating Disorder. Preventative strategies will also be discussed.


  • Define and apply understanding of the symptomatology of binge eating disorder and food addiction, and compare/contrast to other eating and addictive disorders
  • Apply various etiological models to understand the causation of these behavioral patterns, specifically as they fall under the holistic BioPsychoSocialSpiritual model
  • Demonstrate understanding of specific variables to assess for when treating a client with these issues
  • Learn and apply evidence-based treatment techniques to this population


9:00am-9:30              Intros, ice breaker activity, learning objectives

9:30-11:00                 Lecture- compulsive eating, binge eating disorder, food addiction definitions, diagnostic criteria, behavioral feedback loop

11:00-11:15                Break

11:15-12:00               Lecture/Group discussion-  psychological, sociocultural factors of eating behaviors and food choice

12:00pm-1:00            Lunch

1:00-1:15                   Discussion of food choice, eating behaviors

1:15-2:15                    Assessment of food addiction/compulsive eating

2:15-2:30                    Break

2:30-3:30                   Treatment of food addiction; mindful eating lecture and group exercises

3:30-4:30                   Practice Case, clinical considerations; wrap up

Presenter:  Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS, MAC, BCHHP


(Candidate) Doctor of Philosophy, Human Sexuality Studies, Widener  University, Chester, PA Expected May, 2020

(Candidate) Master of Education, Sexuality Education, Widener  University, Chester, PA Expected Aug, 2018

Master of Arts, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY May, 2009

Bachelor  of Arts, Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List May, 2007


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