When to Add an Individual Therapist in FBT-Phase 1

Individual therapy in FBT

When I am working as the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) therapist for a teen in recovery, their parents will often ask whether the teen should also see a therapist individually. Unlike other therapy situations, in FBT there is no expectation that there is both an individual therapist and a family therapist. It’s there in the name: …

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How We Set Recovery Weights

Recovery Weight [Image description: doctor scale]

If you have an eating disorder, or your child has one, there is a good chance that weight gain will be an essential part of the recovery process. This is true not just for people in objectively small bodies, but also for people in larger bodies who are diagnosed with Atypical Anorexia, a weight-biased diagnostic …

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College, COVID, and Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know

College, COVID, and Eating Disorders [Image description: woman with mask in front of computer]

  As I’ve talked about in depth here, the transition to college away from home is challenging for most young adults. It is especially fraught for young adults with eating disorders. In that article I provided a College Readiness Checklist for students who are either considering their first move away from home after a history …

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February 2018 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG

Jeffrey Hunger, Ph.D.

Date: Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 pm Presenter: Jeffrey Hunger, PhD  Title: Weight Stigma and Disordered Eating: A Multi-Method Approach Description: We present multi-method evidence underscoring the role of weight stigma in disordered eating cognitions and unhealthy weight control behaviors. In Study 1, experienced weight stigma was associated with indices of disordered eating (e.g., dietary …

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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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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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November 2016 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG events

The Los Angeles County Psychological Association Eating Disorders SIG will be hosting 2 events in November 2016 Tuesday, November 1 – 7 – 8:30 pm in LACPA Office (Encino) – DBT for Eating Disorders  Speaker: Charlotte Thomas, LCSW, Program Manager of Portland DBT’s Pathways to Mindful Eating Program Talk Description:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is …

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December 2016 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG

Date: Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm (Note: new date) Presenter: Shannon Kopp – Author of Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life (HarperCollins Publishers) and Founder of SoulPaws Recovery Project. Title: The Healing Power of the Paw: How Animals Can Play a …

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April and May 2016 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG events

Please join us:   Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 PM During April all LACPA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Clubs are available to non-members as a way of introducing them to some of the many FREE benefits of LACPA membership. Presenter:  Lyn Goldring, RN, Director of Nursing, Monte Nido and Affiliates Title:  Medical Complications in Eating …

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