eating disorder training group

A combination of didactic, experiential, consultation, and process group

Whether or not you are wanting to specialize in treating eating disorders, it is likely you have had a client in your office struggling with food, exercise, and/or body image. Eating disorders are highly prevalent in our society and are the most fatal mental health diagnosis. Astonishingly, comprehensive and accurate training and education are minimal.

This 9 month training group was developed to provide an in depth study in the treatment of eating disorders, chronic dieting, and related struggles as well as hold space for clinicians to explore their own personal journey, countertransference, and expand confidence and skill in working with this population.

It is a passion project for me to ensure all clinicians are eating disorder informed and I would be honored to have you join the group.

When: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays 9am-11am (with schedule changes for holidays. Dates changed denoted with *)

Where: 3724 Jefferson St Suite 207

Investment: $75 per group

40 CEUs provided

*Space is limited to provide ample time for in depth case study and/or personal inquiry. Please contact me if the day or time of this round of offering does not work for your schedule and we can discuss options

Please contact me to inquire further about this group! 915-549-6660 or

Training Schedule

Did you know?

-Prevalence rates for restriction and dieting behavior are similar across cultures

-Transgender and gender nonconforming folx are 4.62x more likely to develop an eating disorder

-BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities have higher rates of binge eating than other communities

-42% of males with eating disorders identify as gay

-LGBTQ+ folx have higher rates of binge and purge behaviors than heterosexual individuals

-Up to 35% of individuals with a primary substance use disorder also have a co-occurring eating disorder

-Over a third of women seeking treatment for perinatal depression have a history of or current eating disorder

-13% of women over 50 engage in eating disorder behaviors

-14 and 15 year olds who diet are 5x more likely to develop an eating disorder

-25% of individuals with an eating disorder also have co-occurring PTSD



The above statistics are just the tip of the iceberg and hopefully provide a glimpse of the reality of how often our clients will have a struggle with food, body image, and exercise. This group will weave together left brain learning and right brain experiencing for a full integration of what it means to work with this population.

First hour of group focused on didactic and second hour of group open to consultation, experiential practice, and processing

8/21 -Diagnostic overview, Etiology, Risk factors, Biopsychosocial model

9/4 -Signs and Symptoms, Medical Consequences, Neurobiology of eating disorders

9/18 -Intersectionality and eating disorders as a social justice issue

10/2 -Assessment and Diagnosis

10/16 -Working as a multi-disciplinary team

10/30 -Nutrition 101 for clinicians

11/13 -Intuitive Eating part 1

*11/20 -Intuitive Eating part 2

*12/4 -Health at Every Size

*12/18 -Body Respect

1/15 -Body image development, treatment, and fat acceptance

1/29 -Eating disorder treatment through the lifespan

2/12 -Attachment and relational science approaches

2/26 -Behavioral approaches

3/11 -Somatic and expressive approaches

3/25 -Co-occurring Treatment (trauma, substance use, OCD, personality disorders, etc)

4/8 -Pleasure, sex, and body acceptance

4/22 -Diet culture and oppression, Working with diverse communities

5/6 -Nourishing the practitioner

5/20 -Putting it all together