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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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What is Medical Trauma?

Definition & special considerations from a medical trauma expert

Sacha McBain, PhD

The impacts of medical trauma are as broad as they are misunderstood. Medical trauma expert Dr. Sacha McBain provides an overview of how a medical crisis can lead to a unique presentation of PTSD.

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The Rise of Suicide and Trauma in Teens

How "13 Reasons Why" Missed the Mark

Whether you find the show compelling or troublesome, one thing is certain: We need to talk about the rise of teen suicide and trauma in kids and teens. That’s why we created a free, one hour online CE seminar designed for clinicians, educators, and even parents to learn how to talk about suicide and mental health with teens. Read more to get instant access...

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Challenges in Traumatic Grief

How should we handle traumatic loss in critical care settings?

Paul Clements, Ph.D., APRN-BC

The challenges of dealing with traumatic grief are numerous, and I believe it’s critical that as an industry we start talking about how we handle these tough situations. In this video, I explore some of these challenges as a way to open a dialogue about how we handle traumatic grief. I encourage you to share your stories, your ideas, and your words of wisdom in the comments below to help nurses of all generations manage grief in the workplace. - Paul Clements, PhD, APRN-BC

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