CYMHSU Resources

Eating Disorder Modules

The following series of modules features information on eating disorders diagnosis, management, and treatment presented by a team of Eating Disorders experts from BC Children's Hospital. Module One introduces the series with a personal story shared by youth, Rylee McKinley, and her mother Terri, on their family's journey with anorexia. 

The modules are being made available to health providers, clinicians, school personnel, youth and families across the province. The goal is to help standardize practices to provide consistent care and support to children, youth and families struggling with eating disorders.

  • GPs are eligible for self-directed learning CME Main-m2 credits through the College of Family Physicians
  • Specialists can earn continuing professional development credits in Section 4  or 6 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Signing into ‘Mainport’ and recording activities will be required at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Module 1 - The Family Journey (15:42)

Rylee McKinley and her mother Terri, share their experience and what they've learned from their challenging journey with anorexia.

Module 2 - Eating Disorders Team Roles (31:44)

The Eating Disorders Team describe the range of eating disorders and their roles in diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Module 3 - Medical Diagnosis and Management (10:55)

An adolescent medicine specialist and dietician discuss medical issues, including diagnosis, when to admit, medications, meal-planning and more.

Module 4 - Case Management (6:23)

A social worker and family therapist discuss effective case management.

Module 5 - Family-based Therapy (30:35)

This module describes the theory, rationale and research-evidence behind Family-based Therapy.

Module 6 - Traditional Family Therapy (25:13)

This module describes how and when to use other more broad Traditional Family Therapies.

Module 7 - Meal Support (42:36)

A family educator and dietition provide an in-depth explanation of the process of meal support, avoiding meal-time battles, and strategies to help recovery.


Module 8 - Questions and Answers

This transcript offers comprehensive answers from the Eating Disorders Team to a wide-range of questions raised by workshop participants.

Questions range specific medical issues, when to return to school, and when to invoke the Mental Health Act. You can access the transcript here.