Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Presented by Deborah Klinger, MA, LMFT on 06-10-2011 at 4:00 PM PACIFIC to 5:30 P.M. Pacific (8:30 p.m. Eastern)

Disordered eating is a complicated matter. It comprises a range of behaviors and attitudes, including but by no means limited to those that meet the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM) criteria for eating disorders. Cultural attitudes about weight and body size are not responsible for the origins of eating disorders, but they certainly give them a fertile environment in which to flourish.



The DSM-IV names three main types of eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. However, many individuals who struggle with disordered eating behavior do not meet official diagnostic criteria in the DSM, even though they exhibit varying degrees of a disordered relationship with food, body, and self. It is not uncommon for a compulsive relationship with exercise to be present in these individuals as well. Food issues and eating issues that cause weight gain or manifest as overeating are often regarded as bad habits or lack of willpower. In this Web Conference, we will discuss the causes and dangers of, and solutions to, disordered relationships with food, exercise, and body.

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Meet the Presenter

Deborah Klinger, MA, LMFT

Deborah Klinger, MA, LMFT

Deborah Klinger, MA, LMFT, CEDS, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chapel Hill, NC. She has worked in the field of eating disorders treatment since 1990. She treats clients across the eating disorders spectrum individually and in groups. She is a clinical member of AAMFT and NCAMFT and is certified as an Eating Disorders Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). Ms. Klinger is an IAEDP Approved Supervisor, has given numerous presentations on eating disorders at state and national conferences, is published in “Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention” and is a GoodTherapy.org Eating and Food Issues Topic Expert. She is a yoga instructor, a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, and has completed a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher training certificate program through Bessel van Der Kolk's Trauma Center.

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