Low-Cost Eating Disorder Psychotherapy Now Available

We are excited to announce our low-cost eating disorder therapy program. Via our designation as a practicum site we are now able to train advanced graduate students in psychology in evidence-based treatment for eating disorders. This allows us to further our mission of helping to disseminate evidence-based treatments and to bring them to people in …

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An EDTLA Origin Story

In August, 2014, a Los Angeles psychologist who was in the process of taking the licensing exam reached out to me and asked to schedule a meeting. She was interested in pursuing more training and work in the field of eating disorders. We met and there was an immediate recognition that we were aligned. She …

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July 2018 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG Event

Men Struggle, Too: My Journey with Binge Eating Disorder

Date: Thursday, July 12th at 7:30 pm Presenter: Ryan Sheldon, Eating Disorder Advocate Title: Men Struggle, Too: My Journey with Binge Eating Disorder Description: Description: I’m often asked what’s it like being a guy with Binge-Eating Disorder. It’s sad but true, many view eating disorders as female illnesses. Why is there so much shame about being …

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May 2018 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG

Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D. on Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7 pm Presenter: Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D. Title: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Eating Disorders: What’s the Connection? Description: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is currently estimated to affect up to 22% of women. It is the primary cause of female infertility and other endocrine disruptions. Women with PCOS have much higher rates of …

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April 2018 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG

LA area professionals are invited to the April 2018 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG event. This event is open to non-members! Date: Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm  Presenter: Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS  Title: Understanding Brain Development in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Description: This presentation will review three concepts of the current …

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Who Gets Treated for Eating Disorders in Los Angeles?

low cost eating disorder treatment Los Angeles County

Update June 2021: We are so excited to have our own low-cost option. Please read more here.  This NEDAwareness week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme of “Let’s Get Real.” One stubborn myth about eating disorders is that they affect primarily white, upper-middle-class females. It would take you just one afternoon at my …

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ARFID talk for LACPA Professionals in Los Angeles

ARFID talk LACPA Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D.

Date:  Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 PM Presenter:  Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D. Title: Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: Assessment, neurobiology, and treatment NOTE: This talk has already occurred. If you are looking for treatment for ARFID in Los Angeles, we encourage you to visit our ARFID page. Description: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) was recently added to the …

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November 2017 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG Event

Date:  Thursday, November 30th at 7:30 PM  Presenter:  Jamie Feusner, M.D. Title: Body Image in Anorexia Nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Clinical and Neurobiological Features Description: Anorexia nervosa (AN) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) share clinical features related to body image distortion, including distorted perception of appearance and overemphasis on appearance in one’s self-evaluation. In …

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Fall 2017 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG Events

Date:  Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM Presenter:  Hope Levin, M.D. Title: Psychopharmacological Treatment of Eating Disorders Location:  The office of Dr. Lauren Muhlheim (4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles) – free parking in the lot (enter on Highland) Bio:  Hope W. Levin, M.D. is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.  Since 2006, she …

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A Viewing Guide for “To The Bone”

Eating Disorder Film Guide

Ten Things I Want Viewers of To the Bone to Know “To The Bone,” Marti Noxon’s semi-autobiographical film about her experience as a young adult living with anorexia, was released today on Netflix and has already stirred up much controversy within the eating disorder community. As a general rule, I do not see things in …

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