Eating Disorder Treatment Considerations for Individuals in Midlife & Beyond
PRESENTER: Christina Perez, PhD, Director of Admissions and Case Management at Reasons Eating Disorder Center
DETAILS: Eating disorders occurring in midlife and beyond are both similar and very different from occurrences in adolescent and young adulthood. This talk will examine barriers to treatment that are specific to individuals suffering from eating disorder in this demographic as well as discuss unique interventions to increase recovery rates. This population remain marginalized in eating disorder treatment amid an undercurrent where anything old/aging is dissociated from new and lively. This presentation will propose suggestions for how a depth psychological approach to aging can inform treatment and improve outcomes for this age group.
1. Participants will be able to identify special considerations when providing eating disorder treatment to individuals in midlife.
2. Participants will be able to learn specific treatment interventions for individuals in mid-life who are suffering from an eating disorder.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Christina Perez, PhD, Director of Admissions and Case Management at Reasons Eating Disorder Center
Christina has worked in the field of eating disorders for over 7 years. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has experience working in higher levels of care, outpatient therapy clinics as well as Group Home settings. Christina has a passion for advocacy and service to patients, families, and surrounding their healthcare professionals. She draws her inspiration and reflection from music, nature and the creativity of daily life.