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Intersection of mindfulness and eating disorders for sexual and gender minorities

  • 07 Jul 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)


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Description: This Webinar will review the existing literature on any discrepancies in eating disorder symptomatology and treatment that may exist within the demographic of gender and sexual minorities. Although there is a significant amount of literature on the presence of EDs and DEBs among the LGBTQIA+ population, there seems to be a gap in the research pertaining to the intersectionality with mindfulness-based interventions. This study will identify gaps in the research by addressing these specific questions: 1) How do mindfulness-based interventions intersect with ED/DEB symptomatology in individuals that belong to sexual and/or gender minority groups? and 2) What does the current literature say about ED/DEB symptomatology in subsets of gender and sexual minority groups (i.e., college-age individuals, ethnic/racial minorities)?

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-973268

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the existing literature on this topic as well as the literature on effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions in eating disorder treatment
  2. Provide evidence of gaps in the research and address implication do to the lack of research through discussion 
  3.  State recommendations and implications for future research and practice and hold an open discussion
About the Presenter:

Shengli is an associate professor of the counselor education program at Florida State University. His research interests include workplace and academic accommodations, transition issues to work and postsecondary education for youth with disabilities, mindfulness in counseling, multicultural counseling, and social justice in counseling.