Elysse Miller

Manager of Nutrition Services, Veritas Collaborative

Bio Elysse Thebner Miller, MPH, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) at Veritas Collaborative. She attended Ithaca College where she completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences/Pre-Medical Studies with an emphasis in Nutrition, with minors in Anthropology and Art. Elysse attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health where she completed her Masters in Public Health with a focus on Nutrition. Elysse completed her Dietetic Internship at UNC Center for Excellence of Eating Disorders and Duke University. She most recently worked as a Registered Dietitian at UNC CEED clinic as inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient dietitian as well as research dietitian in trials for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

Breakout Presentation Enhancing Collaboration:  Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Treatment Utilizing a DBT Framework

About the Presentation Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, an established treatment for eating disorders was originally conceptualized as a therapist-driven treatment. Multidisciplinary collaboration is essential in the treatment of eating disorders, and having a shared theoretical framework from which a treatment team can operate is useful in providing integrated care. Presenters will translate DBT principles and skills modules into a multidisciplinary context, highlighting the novelty of DBT-informed interventions. Participants will learn how to adapt techniques from all five modes of DBT in a way that applies to multidisciplinary eating disorders care. This will include an exploration of DBT skills training, with an emphasis on DBT skills that can assist patients in making behavior change with regard to eating disorder symptoms. Individual therapy strategies that can be adapted across disciplines also be explored, in addition to ways in which all providers can to assist patients with skills generalization through the application of strategies learned in their day-to-day lives. Finally, the benefits of establishing multidisciplinary DBT Consultation Teams to enhance patient motivation, coordinate care and reduce provider burnout will be discussed.