Core Courses for Certification Offered Live at 2020 iaedp™ Symposium

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The iaedp™ Foundation, recognized for excellence in first-quality education and training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems, will once again offer the highly popular Core Courses needed for certification in a live, two-day, 12-hour track at Symposium 2020.

“We work to maximize the educational opportunities for all the professionals who attend the Symposium. A professional's time is valuable, which is why we developed the two-day live format,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp™ Foundation.

The iaedp™ Foundation, recognized for excellence in first-quality education and training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems, will once again offer the highly popular Core Courses needed for certification in a live, two-day, 12-hour track at Symposium 2020. The courses are regularly offered in a self-paced, online format.

The Core Courses will begin just prior to the start of the iaedp™ annual Symposium, running Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 – 26, 2020. Opening day for the Symposium itself is March 26, and events continue through March 29 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando. The Core Courses may be taken to satisfy the requirements for the Educational Designation, Certification, or may be taken as a refresher. If a professional is pursuing certification, all other prerequisites regarding education, experience and supervision apply. Both the Educational Designation and Certification require a successful completion of a written final examination post-Symposium.

Each three-hour class is presented by eating disorder professionals nationally known in the field for their treatment expertise along with a co-presenter from the iaedp™ certification committee. “We work to maximize the educational opportunities for all the professionals who attend the Symposium. A professional's time is valuable, which is why we developed the two-day live format,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp™ Foundation.

“It also can be difficult for many professionals to find time for certification training – and by offering the courses prior to the Symposium, they’re able to accomplish as much as possible,” added Harken.

The Core Courses are offered as a separate track for $375 or combined with a 2020 Symposium registration for an additional $250. Course titles are: Overview of Eating Disorders, Therapeutic Treatments for Eating Disorders, Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders, and Medical Treatment of Eating Disorders.

About the iaedp™ Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. MemberSHARE.iaedp.com is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.

The Presidents Council provides iaedp™ support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; Veritas Collaborative; Focus Treatment Centers; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; and Silver Hill Hospital.

More information about all aspects regarding iaedp™ and its 2020 Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.

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