Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Los Angeles Chapter — CAMFT

LA-CAMFT May 19th Networking Event

04/28/2019 4:45 PM | Mike Johnsen (Administrator)

Dr. Amy Costa

One-Hour Presentation

Integrating Mind, Body and Dialectical Behavior Therapy 
for Eating Disorder Treatment

This presentation looks at the impact of trauma on the brain and how the use of DBT treatment can be effective when working with eating disorder clients. It is imperative to understand how trauma and stress affects the brain and the body. By looking at this impact we can see how trauma responses correlate directly with DBT treatment and philosophy. Eating Disorder (ED) treatment often focuses on the behaviors related to food specifically. This presentation will open the door to working on the underlying issues while maintaining a behavioral treatment focus.

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