June LACPA Eating Disorder SIG

Jonna Fries, PsyDDate: Thursday, June 6, 7:30 pm

Presenter: Jonna Fries, Psy.D. 

Title: Eating Disorders in Gender and Sexual Minorities


Hegemonic masculinity, the dominant culture’s feminine and masculine ideals, homonegativity, and transnegativity collude to create a hostile environment toward those identifying as anything other than cisgender and heterosexual. This stigma makes its way through the minds of those identifying as LGBTQIA and manifests in some functional (advocacy, community building, pride, etc.) and some dysfunctional patterns, including manifesting as body image distress and EDs.

This presentation and interactive dialogue will focus on research, theory, and interventions for gender and sexual minorities with eating disorders.

Bio: Jonna Fries, Psy.D. is a psychologist with a clinical focus on diversity, trauma, and eating disorders. She is the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cal State LA, adjunct faculty for The Chicago of Professional Psychology’s forensic psychology program, is an EMDR certified therapist, Approved Consultant, and Facilitator, an Integrative Body Psychotherapy Instructor, she co-facilitates iaedp’s bi-monthly consultation group, and has a private practice in the Mid-Wilshire area. Her co-edited book, Eating disorders in special populations: Medical, nutritional, and psychological treatments was published in 2018.   

Location: The office of Dr. Lauren Muhlheim (4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 245, Los Angeles) – free parking in the lot (enter on Highland) or street parking

RSVP todrmuhlheim@gmail.com

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