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EDCare presents our July Continuing Education Event 


Friday, July 16, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 am MT


All are welcome to join us for this free virtual event!


This presentation will focus upon temperament traits that may be viewed as risk factors for the development and maintenance of Eating Disorders and facilitate positive outcomes for recovery. Temperament and character has been shown to be important in the onset and in the treatment of eating disorders. Recently new information has emerged suggesting that people who develop eating disorders often have traits, such as perfectionism, reward dependence, avoidance, inhibition, and hyper-vigilance. This workshop will conclude with a discussion about the implications for the de-stigmatization of eating disorders and developing trait-based treatments.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will identify and measure temperament traits in eating disorders.
  2. Participants will identify specific eating disorder traits which can be utilized as strengths in recovery.
  3. Participants will discuss treatments that have been developed to constructively utilize eating disorder traits.

Presented by:

Tamara Pryor, PhD, FAED | Executive Clinical Director and Director of Clinical Research at EDCare

Dr. Tamara Pryor has been privileged to work in the field of eating disorders for the past 30 years. She spent 16 years as an Associate Professor and Director of the Eating Disorder Program at the University of Kansas – School of Medicine, four years as Co-director of the PATH Eating Disorders Clinic, and three years at Wichita Psychiatric Consultants as the Director of eating disorder services before coming to EDCare.

Dr. Pryor conducts research and has published articles examining personality disorders, substance abuse, multi-impulsive behavior, sexual functioning, and cognitive rigidity in the eating disordered individual. She has presented both nationally and internationally, and she co-authored a prevention curriculum and textbook as well as co-authored 3 chapters in a textbook on Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. Dr. Pryor is a founding member of the Eating Disorder Research Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Association. She has a MSW from Wayne State University, a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as a PhD in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. She completed a fellowship in child psychiatry and a fellowship in eating disorders at the University of Kansas – School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.



CE Credits: A Certificate of Attendance for one (1) clock hour will be issued to all qualified participants. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE credits.
  • EDCare is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. EDCare maintains sole responsibility for all aspects of this program and its content.
  • EDCare has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7113. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EDCare is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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