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Eating Disorders in Underrepresented Communities

Online Training for Clinicians of Color


May 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT


Online via Zoom


$75 - Discounts Available (details)

About this Training

This presentation will look at current DSM5 criteria for diagnosing eating disorders and how those in higher weight bodies and people of color and often excluded from screening and assessment. We will also discuss the history of utilizing the body mass index for assessments in eating disorder care. I will also discuss how to refer clients to higher levels of care and working with clients of color that have eating disorders

About Your Trainer


Whitney Trotter

Whitney Trotter (she/her) is dually licensed as a Registered Dietitian, Nurse, and yoga instructor and is currently working on her doctorate degree to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Whitney has over ten years of experience working as a registered dietitian serving various communities such as the HIV/AIDS community as well as working in the eating disorder field. Whitney also previously worked at a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center as a Pediatric emergency room nurse. In addition to working as an RDN and RN, Whitney has served as a member of her county’s Rape Crisis Center. Her work at the Rape Crisis Center equipped her to co-found an anti-trafficking organization Restore Corps, where she now provides medical training to the community focusing on human trafficking response. Whitney’s career in the Eating Disorder field includes being a former Nutrition and Nursing director of a Residential, PHP, and IOP center. Whitney is also the owner/founder of Bluff City Health, a private practice specializing in bridging the gap in the eating disorder field of equitable care and social justice. This past year Whitney created the first-ever BIPOC Eating Disorders Conference and started #bipoceatigndisordersawarenessweek.

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This event costs $75

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– 50% off for Associate/Gold
– FREE for Legacy/Diamond

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Participants who complete this entire training program and its evaluation are eligible for two (2) NBCC hours. Clinicians of Color, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7256. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Clinicians of Color, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Two (2) credits will offered for Counselors and all other designations with be provided Certificates of Completion.

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