Eating Disorders
By: Lakeview Health
Published: September 15, 2014

Lori Osachy, M.S.S., LCSW Director of The Body Image Counseling Center

September 15, 1 – 2 p.m. ET 1 CEU available  Did you know that as an addiction treatment specialist, you are on the front lines of helping people successfully and permanently recover from eating disorders? You are in a sacred position, with the potential to help people who may have struggled with eating disorders for years but may have never told another person. You probably know that eating disorders are common among people with drug and alcohol addictions, but I’m going to share 17 secrets and tips that will prepare you to help your clients recognize that they may have an eating disorder and give them the courage to seek support and help.


  1. Review myths and misperceptions about eating disorders diagnosis and treatment that will help providers immediately in effectively counseling these clients.
  2. Explore the influence of larger social, institutional and cultural systems on the development of body image disorders.
  3. Review assessment techniques for these disorders, geared specifically toward addiction specialists.
  4. Provide information to help answer participant questions and foster knowledge and awareness about eating disorders.


Lori Osachy, M.S.S., LCSW, is the director of The Body Image Counseling Center of Jacksonville and wants to help create a world free of eating and body image disorders. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her master’s degree in social services from Bryn Mawr College. She is a nationally recognized authority in her field and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical counseling, research and teaching.