Eating Disorders Program: “Pathways to Recovery”

Underlying Factors & Strategic Interventions

The LAISPS course in eating disorders explores the underlying issues and functions of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. The dilemma of making the unconscious conscious while attending to the often life-threatening symptoms that accompany eating disorders will be addressed.

Each evening will consist of both theory and technique. Over the 23-week course, eating disorders will be conceptualized based on psychodynamic, biological, genetic, sociocultural, familial, and addiction perspectives. The challenging realities of working with this population as well as medical risks and complications will be discussed. The unconscious effort to control and cope with developmental trauma and attachment insecurity will be explored. The role of personality disorders in underscoring symptoms and complicating recovery as well as techniques to manage the struggles of working with resistant patients will also be presented.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants upon completion of the 23-week course.