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Networking with a Purpose with Eating Recovery Center
December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
“Treating the Complex Patient”
Presented by Elizabeth Wassenaar, MD, Associate Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Behavioral Health
Participants will review levels of care in mental health treatment. Discussion will include medical and clinical symptoms used to determine the appropriate level of care for complex patients diagnosed with eating disorders and mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
- List and describe the levels of care for eating disorder and mood and anxiety disorder treatment
- Define medical and psychological symptoms that indicate the need for a Residential level of care for an individual diagnosed with an eating disorder
- Describe three variables that differentiate Intensive Treatment from an Inpatient level of care
Elizabeth Wassenaar, MD is the Associate Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Behavioral Health in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Wassenaar is a board-certified adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist and is a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS). She completed pediatric and psychiatric residencies at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati in the Triple Board Program. She obtained additional psychotherapy training in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy from the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute and family-based therapy for eating disorders from the University of California San Diego Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Center. She is a member of The American Psychiatric Association, The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, and The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Wassenaar has published and presented on a variety of topics related to eating disorders, mental health and developmental issues in mental illness.