In today's episode, we are discussing the psychology behind our relationship with food. With psychologist Dr Marcella Raimondo from Oakland, California
Today we discuss how an individual may slide into an eating disorder. What to look out for if a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder. Why fasting may be a bad idea and how rethinking your relationship with food may be a liberating experience.
About today's guest:
Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH is a passionate and spirited clinical trainer speaking from her heart on social justice and eating disorders since 1995. In 1997, Marcella worked with About-Face, a nonprofit organization that addresses media impact on body image serving as the Director of Media Literacy until 2005. Today she is on the About-Face Board of Founders and a consultant. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Association of Size Health and Diversity (ASDAH), on the Board of Eating Disorder Recovery Support (EDRS) as Past President. and serves as Co-Chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee. Marcella received her B.A. from UC Berkeley, and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan. Marcella’s desire to address eating disorders drove her to pursue her doctorate in clinical psychology, receiving her PhD in 2012. She completed her post-doc internships at an eating disorder outpatient program and an eating disorder residential program for adolescents. Marcella currently serves as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY # 27037) in Kaiser Permanente’s eating disorder clinic in Oakland and runs a private practice. Marcella herself recovered from anorexia nervosa over 20 years ago.
For more information about Marcella's training, go to marcellaedtraining.com.
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