May 2014

Night Eating Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

You may have heard about people getting up in the middle of the night to eat, but you may not realize that individuals struggle with this issue, often for many years, before seeking treatment.  Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is now included as an Otherwise Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5.  Join this webinar to review the diagnostic criteria, prevalence, behavioral characteristics and co-morbidities, and treatment options for this disorder.

Dr. Kelly C. Allison

Dr. Kelly C. Allison is a clinical psychologist who is an Assistant Professor and Director of Education at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders (CWED) at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has engaged in extensive research on Night Eating Syndrome, as well as other forms of disordered eating and obesity. She has published over 80 papers and two books on these topics.  Dr. Allison enjoys providing psychotherapy for individuals seeking help for disordered eating and behavioral weight management, and she also provides pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations.  She oversees the practicum program for clinical psychology graduate students at CWED and helps train medical students and fellows interested in this field.

Title:             Night Eating Syndrome: Diagnosis & Treatment Options
Date:            Wednesday May 28th, 2014
Time:            12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT
CE Credit:     1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPE

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Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the diagnostic criteria for NES 
  • Describe the relationship of NES to other disorders
  • Identify treatment options for NES 

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Details on CE Credits
To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar, attend the full program and complete an online evaluation.

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