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Exposure Based Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorder: How to Tackle the Core Fears, 3 CE
Friday, May 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
Category: Continuing Education Event

May 10, 2019 - Agenda
    8:30 AM
    Registration Desk Opens
    9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Workshop 1 in Session
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  12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
 Lunch On Your Own
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Workshop 2 in Session
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Workshop 2 in Session
  *All times are in Eastern Standard Time
Register now for 1 or both May 10th workshops

For details on Workshop 1 - Body Embrace: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating Body Image in Severe and Complex Eating Disorders, 3 CE (presented by Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D., CEDS & Amber Parris, LICSW, CEDS) click here. Registration for both workshops can be completed from the button above.

Workshop 2 - Exposure Based Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorder: How to Tackle the Core Fears, 3 CE

Co-sponsored by The Kentucky Psychological Association and The Kentucky Psychological Foundation

Presented by Alexandria Pruitt, Psy.D and Street Russel, Psy.D.

Presenters will discuss the application of exposure therapy to eating disorders, and how exposure therapy is a successful component of all anxiety disorders. Exposing patients overtime to stressful body image and food-related stimuli can assist them to gain more control over their fears and any dysfunctional eating behaviors they experience. Skill Level: Intermediate

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Strong understanding of Exposure Based therapy and how to apply to eating disorders and anxiety disorders in an outpatient setting.
  • Conceptualize patient's fears in a hierarchy to target core fear and when to use exposure based therapy.
  • Learn interventions and how to use ERP therapy to aid patients in improved mood regulation and reduction of harmful behaviors.
  • Utilize exposure based therapy to reduce avoidance behaviors of uncomfortable situations like eating in public or in restaurant, shopping for clothes, and eating feared foods.

About the Presenters:

Alexandria Pruitt, Psy.D. - Assistant Clinical Director of Eating Disorders

Dr. Alexandria “Alex” Pruitt is a licensed clinical psychologist who has committed her training and practice to helping children, adolescents, and families navigate psychological diagnoses compounded by medical complications. She graduated with a doctorate in Pediatric Psychology from Spalding University in 2014 and completed her clinical internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her fellowship training focused on the treatment of all eating disorders at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt where she provided both inpatient and partial hospitalization level of care.Dr. Alex has experience with the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, pediatric obesity, diabetes management, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, chronic pain or illness and fatigue syndromes, as well as trauma. Her specialty training allows her to work with children as young as 3 years old. She delivers evidence-based treatments to individuals, groups, and families in a compassionate and solution focused manner. Dr. Alex leads a perfectionism group, a body image group, and an adolescent support group.

Street Russell, Psy.D. - Associate Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic

Dr. Street Russell is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic. As a health service provider of psychology (HSPP), he supervises and trains doctoral students and other clinical trainees. Additionally, he is a clinical preceptor for the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his Psy.D. at Spalding University in 2016, with an emphasis in coursework on health psychology. He completed an internship at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic. His dissertation research involved the assessment of individuals with a cancer of the head and neck.Dr. Street Russell works with children, families, and adults with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. He is also expert in treating OCD & OCD-related disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety. He is trained in providing evidence-based treatment for all the above-mentioned conditions including, but not limited to, exposure with response prevention (Ex/RP), family-based therapy for anorexia nervosa, CBT for eating disorders, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He continues to receive regular consultation and training in the treatment of eating disorders from Clinical Director Cheri Levinson, Ph.D. He is approved to provide continued education training to other professionals in the treatment of OCD and eating disorders.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Registration Fees

Registration fee's for Single May 10th workshop:

Registrant Type

Monday, Apr. 29

Tues. Apr. 30- 
Sunday, May 5


     KPA Member      $85      $105      $149
     Non KPA Member
     $139      $139      $199
     Student Member+
     (no CE credit)
     $15      $20      $35

+Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

Registration fee's for both May 10th workshops- BEST BUY!:

Registrant Type

Monday, Apr. 26

Tues. Apr. 30- 
Sunday, May 5


     KPA Member      $135      $155      $199
     Non KPA Member
     $199      $199      $249
     Student Member+
     (no CE credit)
     $35      $40      $60

 +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

Event Location

Spalding University, Republic Bank Academic Center 300

299 W Kentucky St, Louisville, KY 40203

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It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before April 26, 2019, will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations received between April 27- May 5, 2019, will receive a 50% refund and cancellations between May 6 - 7, 2019 will receive a 20% refund.   No refunds available after May 8, 2019. All refund requests must be in writing to [email protected] 

CE Credits/Attendance

Each workshop of the May 10th program has been approved for 3 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA)

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Register now for 1 or both May 10th workshops