Treating Eating Disorders: Integrating Psychotherapy and Nutrition

In this workshop sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Massachusetts Chapter, participants will learn about the different types of eating disorders, the etiology, and treatment of the disorder. Participants will learn how to assess for eating disorders, and how to address the many issues which accompany the disorder. Different types of treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy, traditional psychotherapy, and mindfulness will be addressed in this workshop. Additionally, participants will learn about the role of a registered dietitian in the treatment of an eating disorder from assessment, to meal plan interventions, and specific exposure-based therapies. Some time will be spent discussing how to work effectively as a team.

Following this training, workshop participants will be able to:

  • To assess for, and identify clients with eating disorders.
  • Most effective types of evidence based treatment modalities.
  • How to work collaboratively with a treatment team.
  • Medical complications resulting from eating disorders.

This workshop will benefit social workers, mental health professionals, clinicians, educators, counselors and paraprofessionals. The format includes lecture, discussion, case studies, film and/or testimonials.

Presented by: Karen Chinca, LICSW and Marci Anderson Evans, MS, CEDRD, LDN, CPT

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Regis College (Upper Student Union), 235 Wellesley St., Weston, Massachusetts 02493

Cost: Non-Members $135 / NASW Members $90


Karen Chinca LICSW specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, stress and anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 10 years of experience treating clients with a wide range of diagnoses. Holding a Master of Social Work from Boston College, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Boston University in Health Care Management has provided her with a myriad of skills on which is drawn to enhance the quality of people’s lives. Karen Chinca LICSW member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the International OCD Foundation and also a professional member of the Multi Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA).
Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD, LDN, cPT is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and approved supervisor, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, certified Intuitive Eating Coach, and owner of Marci RD Nutrition Consulting. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Applied Nutrition with an emphasis in business entrepreneurship and eating disorders counseling at Northeastern University. It was through her academic experience at NEU that she gained the tools and confidence to establish her private practice. Marci is an adjunct professor at Plymouth State University’s, Northeastern University, and Simmons College where she co-developed the 2nd national eating disorders specific dietetic internship. She provides online training for dietitians and speaks national on a wide variety of topics in the eating disorders field. She loves social media and you can connect with her online:,,, and Instagram @marciRD.