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#32: Advocacy, Awareness and Eating Disorder Prevention with Michael Levine

The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast

Release Date: 03/01/2021

#161: Psychedelics with Dr. Eva Altobelli show art #161: Psychedelics with Dr. Eva Altobelli

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Dr. Eva Altobelli, MD is the founder of Home-LA. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Altobelli holds accreditation from the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to administer MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD. She has extensive experience in working with MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine.  Dr. Altobelli is committed to setting the highest standards of safety, ethics and efficacy.   We discuss topics including: What is ketamine assisted therapy? Understanding professional assisted therapy/aka: “clinician experiential”...

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Mike Hinds is the Clinical Director at Avalon Hills, a residential eating disorder treatment center in Northern Utah, one of very few that are privately owned. He has extensively trained and supervised therapists. For years he was a primary practicum site for students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Utah State University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in human development, parenting, counseling theories, supervision in counseling and psychotherapy, and human sexuality. Mike joined Avalon Hills in 2015. Before then he worked in various areas, including couples...

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Dawn Smith Theodore, MA, LMFT, CEDS is a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders. Dawn has treated eating disorders for over 20 years and is a former professional dancer. She is the author of “TuTu Thin” A Guide to Dancing Without an Eating Disorder. She is also the author of her new book “Mother, Men and Me, A Memoir of Anxiety, Anorexia and Affairs We discuss topics including: You can have an eating disorder, achieve recovery and have a full and enjoyable life Food, fun, friends and passion How to find community The mother-daughter dynamic How to live with the bully...

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Andy Williams helps to bring guidance and healing to people who want more and better out of life.  Be it as a white water rafting guide, a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders or a men's coach, Andy’s heart and professional work centers on helping individuals become their most aligned, highest self.  Working with clients in a one-on-one framework, Andy listens intently, guides conversations with curiosity, and delivers truth with compassion.  His direct approach to this work is layered with humor, warmth, and humility.   We discuss topics...

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Dr. Allison Kawa is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Clinical Director at the Los Angeles Center for Integrated Assessment (LACIA). She specializes in the evaluation of children, adolescents, and emerging adults. Dr. Kawa’s approach to assessment is neurodiversity-affirming and informed by decades of work with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences, formal training in object-relations theory, and cutting-edge research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology.  In more than a decade in private practice, she has honed her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment...

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Greta Angert received a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University Northridge. She completed her two year clinical training at the Maple Counseling Center and is certified in several trauma treatment modalities.  Greta has worked at numerous outpatient, inpatient and residential eating disorder programs as a primary therapist. Greta holds the highest level of certification for EMDR (level 3). She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists...

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Celisa Flores, PsyD has worked as a therapist, program director, harm reductionist and clinical outreach professional in a wide variety of mental health and substance use disorder treatment setting since obtaining a Master’s in 2007 and Doctorate in 2013 in Clinical Psychology.  She is now the director of clinical outreach at Lido Wellness Center, a trauma-focused mental health treatment program in Newport Beach. With additional training as a trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation facilitator, as well as birth and end-of-life doula, she has been able to draw from a variety of modalities...

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Kathryn Hansen recovered from bulimia in 2005; and since then, she has been dedicated to educating and empowering women and men who struggle with all forms of binge eating.  She is the author of Brain over Binge (2011, 2022), the Brain over Binge Recovery Guide (2016), and the host of the Brain over Binge Podcast. We discuss topics including: Kathryn’s story of “Brain over Binge” The two basic parts of the brain What happens when we diet  Recognizing that starvation can lead to a binge Steps to work on when the urge to binge happens Incorporating adequate eating ...

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Krystyl Wright, LCSW is a co-founder of LOT XI, a community conscious wellness brand based in Compton, CA.  LOT XI creates body and home self-care goods sourced locally and crafted by hand. They also organize immersive wellness experiences for corporate initiatives and community spaces. With her background as a practicing clinical psychotherapist, Krystyl incorporates sensory perception and organic ingredients to provide practical healing tools in each product. We discuss topics including: Sensory is a practical tool for healing Krystal’s favorite pillars of living Clarity ...

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Michael P. Levine, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he taught 33 years. In the field of eating disorders his commitment to research, writing, and advocacy focuses on the intersection between sociocultural risk factors, prevention, and community psychology. He has authored two books and three prevention curriculum guides, and he has co-edited three books on prevention. In 2015, as co-editor with his long-time collaborator and colleague Dr. Linda Smolak, he published a two-volume Handbook of Eating Disorders (Wiley & Sons Publishing). He and Dr. Smolak will be publishing a new and expanded version of their 2006 book The Prevention of Eating Problems and Eating Disorders (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) in the late summer of 2020. 

We discuss topics including:

  • How Michael became interested in the field of eating disorders or how he was “groomed” to be in it
  • Research and weight stigma
  • What is normal and normative in our culture
  • What you can do as a professional to further your interest and passion in the field