Spring 2015 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG events

Wednesday, February 11, 7:15 pm

Pia Guerrero
Pia Guerrero

Presenter:  Pia Guerrero

Title:  Adios Barbie: Body Image, Intersectionality, Healing and Advocacy

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

Bio:  Pia Guerrero  is a media literacy and youth development expert with a focus on body image, race, and representation in the media.  For the past 20 years she has led a number of youth development organizations and programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.  From Harlem to Hawaii, she’s  led presentations to thousands of teachers, youth workers, and youth on the impact the media has on young people, especially girls. Pia is also the founder and editor of Adios Barbie, the first body image website to expand the conversation beyond size to include race, age, ability, sexual orientation, and sexuality. As the first website of its kind, Adios Barbie has been mentioned in MSNBC, The New York Times, Forbes, Al-Jazeera, Glamour, among others. Pia has also appeared numerous times as an expert on CNN’s Headline News (HLN) and Huffington Post Live. Currently, Pia works as the Executive Director of SheHeroes, a non-profit that profiles exceptional career women for their accomplishments and character with the purpose of empowering girls to pursue rewarding careers.

Wednesday, March 4, 7:15 pm

Nikki DuBose
Nikki DuBose

Presenter:  Nikki DuBose

Title:  B.E.A.U.T.Y: Paint Me A Soul

The talk will reflect on my life struggles and will focus on the modeling and entertainment industries and how I believe they contributed to my eating disorders, addictions, and mental health issues.

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

Bio:  Nikki is a former fashion model, host, and commercial actress who recovered from a 17 year battle with anorexia and bulimia.  Writing for recovery turned into a full-time career for Nikki. She is working on her first book, detailing her life’s challenges, in an attempt to help others overcome their hardships as well.  She is an advocate for  the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), and the Project HEAL.

Tuesday, April 14 6:30 pm

Presenter:  Stephanie Knatz, Ph.D.

Stephanie Knatz, Ph.D.
Stephanie Knatz, Ph.D.

Title:  Using neurobiology to improve treatment for anorexia

This presentation will focus on providing a brief overview of the neurobiology underlying anorexia and present new treatment methods developed and used to target the underlying neurobiology.

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

Bio: Dr. Stephanie Knatz is a clinical psychologist and program director for the Intensive Family Treatment Programs at the UCSD Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Center. Alongside colleagues at UCSD, Dr. Knatz is responsible for UCSD’s treatment development initiative to translate contemporary neurobiological findings into applied clinical treatment models. Through this initiative, Dr. Knatz and others at UCSD are in the process of developing a neurobiological framework for the treatment of anorexia. Dr. Knatz is currently overseeing the development, testing and implementation of a novel clinical treatment program for adults with anorexia and their family members, which integrates novel treatment strategies developed at the clinic. In addition to her clinical research, she also directs UCSD’s Intensive Family Treatment Program (IFT), a family-based treatment program for adolescents with eating disorders.

Thursday, May 14 7:00 pm

Presenter:  Jaeline Jaffe, Ph.D., LMFT

Title:  Misophonia

Location:  LACPA Office (Encino)

Please RSVP to drmuhlheim@gmail.com (2 H’s in Muhlheim)

March and April SIG meetings are open to all professionals.   During other months SIG meetings are open to all LACPA members.  Nonmembers wishing to attend may join LACPA by visiting our website www.lapsych.org