Riley Nickols presents the webinar & discussion Competing Against Eating Disorders: Clinical Themes in the Treatment of Athletes hosted by BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ Founder & CEO Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S.

Eating disorders are a complex illness, requiring professionals to be especially attuned when it occurs within the sport environment. Although several approaches have been shown to be effective when treating athletes, providers need to be sensitive and responsive to frequent challenges that athletes encounter throughout eating disorder treatment. Specifically, mourning the temporary or permanent loss of sport, concerns about the deterioration of fitness and sport performance, over-identification with sport and/or one’s eating disorder, perfectionism, and an overestimation of one’s health and wellness are some challenges that athletes often encounter when seeking eating disorder treatment.

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