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Substance Use and Co-Occurring Eating Disorders: Identification and Interventions

Tualatin, OR

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November 13
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Hayden's Lakefront Grill
8187 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd.
Tualatin, OR 97062 

Event is FREE. 
2 CEs provided.
Participants are invited to engage in this learning opportunity to develop awareness and skills related to co-occurring substance use and eating disorders. Learn how to initiate thoughtful discussions, conduct accurate assessments and provide meaningful treatment interventions. 
This presentation is designed to help participants:
  • Develop awareness of the challenges individuals with co-occurring eating disorder and substance use disorders face
  • Identify the early warning signs and early intervention strategies for individuals struggling with substance use disorders and eating disorders
  • Define the diagnostic and assessment process for both eating disorders and substance use disorders and discover the prevalence of co-occurring eating disorders and substance use
  • Describe the importance of co-occurring treatment of substance use disorders and eating disorders to support a lifetime of recovery


11-11:30 a.m. Networking and lunch (provided)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Presentation and Warning Signs—How to identify and engage
12:30-1:30 p.m. Assessment and Treatment—How to help and what to do

Deandra Christianson

Deandra Christianson
National Director of Operations for the Eating Disorder Division of Center for Discovery 

Deandra Christianson, MA, LCPC, CCMHC began her career at Center for Discovery in 2013 as a residential counselor. During her tenure she has held the position of facility administrator, primary therapist, program director, national clinical and operational specialist, national training director and assistant director of operations, Eating Disorder Residential Division. She is currently the national director of operations for the Eating Disorder Division. Deandra has a master's degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she is also a candidate for a PhD in organizational leadership. 

Samantha Pauley

Samantha Pauley
Director, Outpatient Program Hazelden Betty Ford in Beaverton

Samantha Pauley, MA, LMFT, LPC, MAC, graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2008 and began her career as a family therapist providing individual, family and multi-family services to youth struggling with addition at DePaul Treatment-Youth and Family. Pauley joined the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 2010 in Newberg, Oregon, as a therapist working primarily with women, where she was able to apply many therapeutic approaches to address co-occurring addiction, mental health and eating disorder concerns. She has since managed multiple programs across levels of care, developed clinical programing that focuses on co-occurring treatment and is currently the director of outpatient at Hazelden Betty Ford in Beaverton where she supports individuals learning to incorporate recovery from substance use and mental health disorders into daily living.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment


Questions or ADA request? Please contact Carrie Bates by email.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is approved to provide Continuing Education Credits. The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  The Graduate School, provider #1487, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  Approval period 11/22/2017 to 11/22/2020. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for the program.  Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education clock hours This course has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2 CE. NAADAC Provider #77968, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming.  The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy CE:2019-142, CAADE Provider # CP20 975 C 0322, CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-160-1119 and CA BRN CEP 16722.  Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.

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