Despite the prevailing myth that eating disorders are prevalent only in cisgender, heterosexual young girls, they can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ability and socioeconomic group. A therapist may learn that a client has an eating disorder in the course of psychotherapy treatment. If you haven’t worked directly with eating disorders, addressing and treating them can be anxiety producing. In order to enable you to work more effectively with eating disorders in your own practice, this course will provide you with assessment skills and tools to identify the warning signs of eating disorders, interventions and approaches in addressing eating disorders and offer ethical and legal considerations in treatment. This course will also draw on clinical work in the field of eating disorders that emphasize culturally appropriate approaches.
Instructor: Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH, currently is a Clinical Psychologist in Kaiser Permanente’s eating disorder clinic in Oakland. She has a private practice in Oakland, does extensive trainings on multicultural issues in eating disorders, and also serves as adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley Extension Program. She is on the Advisory Board for the Association of Size Health and Diversity (ASDAH), Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) and on the conference committee for Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). She has delivered over 100 clinical and community trainings since 1995.
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