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From Complexity to Clarity: Expert Perspective and Integrated Treatment of PTSD, Eating Disorders and Comorbidity

A Part of SunCloud's CME/CEU Program of Events

Timothy Brewerton, MD, DLFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, CEDS-S combines his 40 plus years of clinical research experience and knowledge of the relevant peer-reviewed scientific data to present a synthesis that supports the major premises of the talk, including the contention that 1) EDs are linked to child maltreatment, other traumas and trauma-related comorbid disorders; 2) integrated treatment strategies that go beyond currently accepted sequential approaches are required to adequately address the complexity of ED presentations, especially in higher levels of care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. State three findings from research studies on the relationship between eating disorders and PTSD.
  2. Be familiar with self-report measures and structured interviews used in the assessment of PTSD and dissociative disorders
  3. Name three basic principles of cognitive processing therapy (CPT).
  4. Discuss the rationale as to why continuing with traditional single-disorder focused, sequential treatment models that do not prioritize integrated, trauma-focused treatment approaches are short-sighted and often inadvertently perpetuate dangerous multimorbidity.

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About the Speaker

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Dr. Timothy Brewerton holds a prestigious affiliate professorship in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the esteemed Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. In addition to his private practice, he actively engages in diverse research endeavors that contribute significantly to the field. Dr. Brewerton assumes pivotal roles as the Director of Clinical Outcomes and Research for Monte Nido & Affiliates, the Senior Clinical Advisor for Eating Recovery Center Pathlight Behavioral Health Centers, and the Senior Clinical Research Consultant for SunCloud Health.

His exceptional expertise is underscored by his board certifications in general psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction medicine. These remarkable achievements have earned him distinguished accolades including the title of Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Furthermore, he played a pivotal role as a founding member and former president of the esteemed Eating Disorders Research Society.

Dr. Brewerton’s scholarly contributions are truly remarkable; he has authored over185 articles and book chapters while also serving as an editor for two books within his field. His expertise has been sought after on numerous occasions as a speaker at over 250 scientific conferences worldwide. Beyond academia, Dr. Brewerton has taken on an additional role as Executive Producer for a documentary that delves into critical topics such as child maltreatment, eating disorders, and dissociative identity disorder.

A significant aspect of Dr. Brewerton’s work revolves around exploring intricate intersections between trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders—a testament to his unwavering commitment to promoting holistic treatment approaches for individuals grappling with eating disorders alongside their associated comorbid conditions.

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Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Galen Mental Health.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.


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