Eating Disorder Treatment Considerations for Gender Diverse Clients

Thursday, September 24, 2020 

Date: Thursday, September 24th Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: WebEx Registration: Please register here for the link.

Cost: Free, with optional donation to MDEF (Massachusetts Dietitians Education Fund)


You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to hear this great talk and earn a free CEU! Transgender and Gender Diverse clients often encounter various barriers to integrative nutrition care and eating disorder treatment. Some of those obstacles include the limited research and resources that outline gender affirmative care, minimal training and exposure in dietetic internships and education, and misconceptions about eating disorders. Our intention is to expand the traditional dietetic framework and aid in understanding our role in treating gender diverse and trans clients in both the clinical and eating disorder setting.

Speaker Bios: Rabia Rahman PhD, RD, LD Rabia is an Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University. Her research interests stem from her extensive work in the field of eating disorders and involve weight bias, eating pathologies, and care for the transgender population.

Lindsay Birchfield, MS, RD, CD Lindsay’s (they/them) formal education defines them as a registered dietitian, but they prefer to identify as a health and body activist. Lindsay is committed to undoing the dehumanizing and fatphobic legacy of diet culture and traditional dietetics. They strive to work in partnership with their clients to help clarify an authentic and intuitive sense of their own ideas of health, nourishment, and recovery.

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