Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and address common disordered eating behaviors and rituals during mealtime. They will display this proficiency by successfully identifying these behaviors in given scenarios and suggesting appropriate interventions based on the principles of mindfulness and emotional awareness.

  • Design and implement a meal support plan for clients with eating disorders. They will demonstrate the ability to set specific and measurable client goals, such as pacing the completion of meals and challenging food rituals, and will apply strategies to address emotional responses during meals.

  • Differentiate between being 'in recovery' and being 'fully recovered' from an eating disorder, drawing upon the definitions provided by Carolyn Costin, and will demonstrate understanding by correctly categorizing case study examples.

Course Summary

This continuing education course provides mental health professionals with a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding eating disorders and their recovery pathways. The course emphasizes the pivotal role of meal support, highlighting its function as a therapeutic intervention designed to address harmful food judgments and promote intuitive eating habits. Through hands-on techniques, professionals will be taught how to model balanced eating, handle food-related anxieties, and ensure clients cultivate a positive and realistic relationship with food. With strategies encompassing goal-setting, emotional awareness, and mindfulness, attendees will acquire the essential skills to assist clients in navigating their journey towards recovery from eating disorders.

Course curriculum

    1. Course Information

    2. Module 1: The Road To Recovery: Tools to Treat Eating Disorders

    3. Module 2: The Road to Recovery: Meal Support

    4. Road to Recovery - Attendance Attestation

    5. Post Test - The Road to Recovery: Tools to Treat Eating Disorders

    6. The Road to Recovery: Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $29.00
  • 6 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


Kimberly Hershenson, ESQ, LCSW, CASAC

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I was a ballet dancer with the Joffrey Ballet followed by a career as an intellectual property/entertainment lawyer. I graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University's School of Social Work and am a published author for the Columbia Social Work Review. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) through Professor Christopher Fairburn of the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford University and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) by Behavioral Tech, Marsha Linehan's training company. I am trained in Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills through the University of Pennsylvania. I am trained in Family Based Treatment (FBT), an evidence-based approach to eating disorders for adolescents, through Stanford University. I am also skilled in applying psychodynamic therapy and working with clients in 12-Step programs. I am a CASAC-T (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee) and SIFI (Seminar in Field Instruction) certified. I am a lecturer on eating disorders and an Associate Teacher at Columbia University's School of Social Work. I serve on the board of IAEDP (International Associate of Eating Disorders Professionals) as Speaker Chair. I am a featured contributor in the area of mental health to such publications as NBC, Yahoo News, the New York Post, Popsugar, Redbook, Men's Health, Prevention, Bustle and Romper.

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Approved CE Provider

Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Find Empathy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7257. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Find Empathy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Find Empathy, #1817, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 5/14/2023-5/14/2026.   Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

How to Take this Course & Criteria to Receive CE Credit

To obtain a certificate of completion for continuing education credits associated with this course, please follow the following steps:

  • ENROLL in this course and create an Empathy account

  • COMPLETE the course content

  • TAKE THE POST-TEST assessment and achieve a passing grade of at least 75%

Remember, full attendance is required for all CE activities. This means you will be asked to certify that you listened, watched, or read the entire podcast episode.

Once you have completed the above steps, your course certificate will automatically populate for download and will automatically be sent to the email linked to your account. It can be downloaded immediately and will be available for future download.


It is absolutely critical that our program exemplifies accessibility for all participants.

We seek to ensure all participants are able to fully, equally, and independently access the educational content. Our goal is to have a website that is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. If you have any difficulty navigating the website, we want to know! Please contact us at [email protected].

While our educational offerings are primarily in podcast format, we also provide a written transcript for each course. It will be available on the course landing page and available for download in PDF format.

CE credits require a post-test assessment. The assessment is untimed and provided in writing on the course website. However, for individuals with visual impairments, or those that may benefit from an orally presented post-test and program evaluation, contact us. We will work with you to find an alternative option for completing the course post-test and program evaluation.

We remain available and open to ANY additional requests for format modification or additional assistance.

If any accommodations are needed to enroll or participate in the course, or complete the post-test and course evaluation, please contact us at [email protected].

Access & Expiration Information

Once enrolling in a course, you will have 30 days to complete the post-test and course evaluation. If your access lapses before completing all tasks, you will need to re-enroll.

Once you have completed the post-test and program evaluation, your certificate will be immediately available for download. Access to the certificate will expire after 365 days. Find Empathy will keep course certificates on file for 7 years. If a certificate is needed, contact [email protected].

You are allotted 3 retries to achieve the acceptable 75% passing grade.

Additional Information

This course is intended for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and therapists.
The instructional level is at the introductory and intermediate levels. While the course provides a comprehensive overview of eating disorders, professionals who already have a foundational grasp of eating disorders, their manifestations, and basic therapeutic principles such as CBT and mindfulness will be in an optimal position to absorb and implement the deeper strategies and techniques presented.

The primary format of the course is a non-interactive distance-learning recorded video continuing education course.

To ensure our course material is accessible, the video includes subtitles.

There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, or its instructor.

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If you have any questions, concerns, or grievances please email us at [email protected].

You can also see our grievance policy via the following link: https://findempathy.com/grievance

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