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As a care professional, you know that no matter what life brings, people deserve to be seen: by experts, and for who they are. 

For 30 years, JSSA has been providing high-quality training and continuing education to our community’s mental health and social work professionals. We offer training focused on everything from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) practices to palliative care to ensure you continue to grow as a professional and receive the continuing education credits you need to maintain your licensure. 

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TITLE: Understanding and Early Intervention in Eating Disorders


TIME: 9:00 AM -12:15 PM

3 CATEGORY 1 CE’S – This will be a live, real-time, interactive Webinar. A ZOOM link will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the training.

COST: $70

Please register by clicking here.



  • diagnostic criteria
  • etiology
  • recent research findings
  • medical complications
  • how and when to refer to specialized care and,
  • best practices in treatment


  1. Name five different eating disorders and their differing criteria
  2. Describe two factors that trigger or make individuals more vulnerable to developing an eating disorder
  3. Name two determining factors that indicate  a need for a referral to specialized services
  4. Describe family-based treatment in eating disorders


LANEY PARK, LICSW, LCSW-C is a clinical supervisor in JSSA’s school-based Mental Health Services Program. Prior to that, she provided professional development, consultation, and direct mental health support in public, private, and charter schools. As a parent of a child who has suffered from an eating disorder, Laney supports other parents by serving as admin of an online support group run by FEAST, an international non-profit organization of and for caregivers of loved ones suffering from eating disorders. Laney has also organized a DC area parent support group and served on the Patient and Career Committee for the Academy of Eating Disorders.

TOMAS SILBER, MD, M.A.S.S, is a graduate from the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. He did his first pediatric residency at El Hospital De Ninos in Buenos Aires and his second pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University in the community pediatrics track. He went on to do his fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children’s National Hospital and his master’s in special studies – Bioethics at George Washington University.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Society, the Academy for Eating Disorders, and the Society of Adolescent Medicine and Health.

He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization ad has been awarded the Adele Hoffman Award by the section on Adolescence of the American Society of Pediatrics, the Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Lifetime Achievement award by the Cuban Ministry of Health and the Children’s National Mentorship Award. For several decades, Dr. Silber was the Director of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program and Director of the Ethics Program at Children’s National.

Dr. Silber is now Professor Emeritus at George Washington University, medical director of the Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Program, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

He serves on the executive committee of the Ethics Program and is the editor of the Pediatric Ethicscope.

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Training Institute Policies: 

Refunds for JSSA’s CE training program cancellations are provided up to 5 days prior to the training date. After that time, a credit can be issued if JSSA receives a registrant’s cancellation up to two business days prior to the training date. This credit can be applied towards a future 3-Hour CE training, symposium, or post-graduate course up to one year from the issue date. 


The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category 1 continuing education programs. The D.C. and Virginia Boards of Social Work usually recognize the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners’ approval. Please contact your state board for verification. JSSA maintains responsibility for its program content. 

JSSA is an approved sponsor of CE credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. JSSA maintains responsibility for its program content. 

JSSA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6457. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. JSSA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.