Stockton’s new certificate program for social workers focuses on disordered eating

Plump male checking body weight on scales, health disorder, overeating result

The Office of Continuing Studies and Adult Education at Stockton University is accepting registrants for a new certificate program on disordered eating.

The series — “Understanding the Spectrum of Eating Disordered Behaviors” — is part of Stockton’s Social Work Continuing Education Program.

Taught by Suzanne Rubinetti, the program features five workshops to address the many aspects of clinical work with eating disorders. Each workshop is taught live on Zoom and is 2.5 hours long.

The series begins with a two-part workshop titled “Eating Disorders & OCD,” which is required for completing the remaining three sections of the program. Clinicians who don’t complete the first two meetings will not be permitted to complete the series. The other three workshops will focus on orthorexia, intuitive eating and intergenerational food trauma.

Stockton has worked closely with Rubinetti over the past year to develop this new certificate program, Diana Strelczyk, the assistant director of continuing studies and adult education, said.

“Clinicians have told us they are experiencing a rise of disordered eating symptoms stemming from COVID-related stressors, personal traumas and fear about the future,” she said. “We look forward to assisting clinicians find new ways to understand and treat the spectrum of disordered eating.”

The eating disorder series will provide 12.5 clinical continuing education units for social workers and mental health providers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and Maryland. It’s specifically designed for social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors.

The eating disorders certificate program costs $249 per person and you can register here.