Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT May 2019 Networking Event

  • 05/19/2019
  • 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • CSCSW Members (Must enter code to register)
  • Non-Members
  • Registration for event speakers, sponsors, others
  • Onsite Registration

LA-CAMFT May 2019
Networking Event

Sunday, May 19, 2019
9:00 am-11:30 am

Networking, Sumptuous Breakfast, 1-hour Featured Presentation,
Round Table Discussion, Participant Announcements, Literature Table

1.5 CEUs

One-Hour Presentation

Sponsored by

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

Presented by
Dr. Amy Costa, PsyD, LMFT, CEDS

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.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how the body responds to trauma and how this develops into eating disorders.
  2. Name the 4 core concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and its implications in ED treatment.
  3. Identify how the brain, body, and DBT work together to decrease symptoms of ED.

About Dr. Amy Costa

Dr. Amy Costa has been working in the field of treating mental health disorders since 2004. She has experience working in all levels of care. Her Doctorate in Psychology includes an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Costa has also completed advanced training in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), group therapy, and eating disorders. She is the Director of Clinical Quality at Discovery Behavioral Health — Center for Discovery Del Mar (www.centerfordiscovery.com). 

For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Christina Castorena.

For: Licensed Therapists, Interns, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: Sunday, May 19, 9:00-11:30 am
8:15-9:00: Speed Check-In
Informal Networking, Literature Table and Exhibits
Brunch is available from 8:15 am on — and throughout the meeting
9:00: Meeting begins

Where: The Olympic Collection
11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Parking: Complimentary Underground Self-Parking
Turn into the building’s lot and proceed to the ramp leading underground.

Cost: $35 for LA-CAMFT Members
$45 for Non-Members
$35 for Other CAMFT Chapter Members
$35 for CSCSW Members
55 All Walk-Ins

1.5 CEUs provided

Registration price increases $5 at noon on Wednesday, May 15th.
Online Registration ends at Noon, Saturday, May 18th.
If you miss the deadline, we welcome you to attend our meeting and pay at the door. 
The pay-at-the-door fee is $55 for all.

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at MembershipChair@lacamft.org.

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