Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

A Rome Foundation Continuing Education program.
Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2023
Time: 6-8 pm EST
Cost: $60 for PsyD, PhD, MD, NP, PA,
$35 for PhD/PsyD or MS Students, Non-Clinicians
CE Credits: 2.0
Level: Intermediate
Individuals with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions are at higher risk for developing Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)– particularly individuals with DGBIs and dietary-treated conditions. Co-occurring ARFID can have significant health and psychosocial consequences and impact GI condition management. This in-depth workshop will provide Gastropsych clinicians with up-to-date education on ARFID prevalence in GI conditions, diagnostic criteria, and evidence-based treatment strategies, with a particular focus on the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for ARFID. This program will benefit the multidisciplinary team of GI clinicians that care for individuals with chronic GI conditions (e.g., dietitians, advance practice providers, gastroenterologists) in addition to GI mental health clinicians. 
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
  • List diagnostic criteria for ARFID
  • Describe the prevalence of ARFID in common GI conditions
  • Describe the fundamentals of CBT-AR
  • ​Describe the application of CBT-AR to ARFID presentations among those with GI conditions
  • ​Summarize data supporting the efficacy of CBT-AR data
Kamryn Eddy, Ph.D.
Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program (EDCRP) at Massachusetts General Hospital 
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Eddy focuses her research on understanding the pathophysiology of restrictive eating disorders and using this knowledge to develop and test novel treatments. Along with her colleague, Jennifer Thomas, she developed a novel treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). She is the co-author of two books describing this treatment, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Children, Adolescents, and Adults, and The Picky Eater’s Recovery Book, and has written more than 170 scientific publications. She is currently Principal Investigator on two NIMH-funded studies, including one randomized controlled clinical trial of CBT-AR for children and adolescents with ARFID, and another randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating physiologic estrogen as a novel treatment for females with anorexia nervosa and related disorders. Both studies build on her neurobiological research by targeting brain mechanisms through treatment. Dr. Eddy is also well-known for her longitudinal research, having led an outcome study of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, documenting recovery rates over 25 years. In her role as Co-Director of the EDCRP, she provides patient care and clinical and research supervision to doctoral students, pre-doctoral interns, psychiatry residents, psychiatry fellows, and junior faculty. She provides psychotherapy trainings on CBT-AR locally, nationally, and internationally.  
Chicago, IL - Oct. 5-6, 2019
Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport

Reservations for October 4, 5, 6, 2019 are to be made by using the Reservation link, or calling the
 1-877-865-5322 and referencing the group name or use the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport website using the code RMF to book a guest room. 

The reservations should be booked no later than September 27, 2019. 

Reservations need to be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival to avoid being charged 1-night room and tax. 
Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 8-9, 2020
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Reservations for February 7, 8, 9, 2020 are to be made by using the Reservation link for $124 USD per night. 

The reservations should be booked no later than 
Friday, January 10, 2020. 

Reservations need to be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival to avoid being charged 1-night room and tax. 
Rome Psychogastroenterology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rome Psychogastroenterology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
For Questions about this Program, 
Contact Tamieka Blair:
About the Rome Foundation
The Rome Foundation is an independent not for profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides support for activities designed to create scientific data and educational information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI). Our mission is to improve the lives of people with DGBI.

Over the last 30 years, the Rome organization has sought to legitimize and update our knowledge of the DGBIs. This has been accomplished by bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the world to classify and critically appraise the science of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction. This knowledge permits clinical scientists to make recommendations for diagnosis and treatment that can be applied in research and clinical practice.
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