Trauma, Attachment, and Eating Disorders

Course Description

The session will begin with an overview of eating disorders and attachment theory, followed by a discussion on how trauma is related to the development of eating disorders with an emphasis on the role attachment trauma plays in the epidemiology of eating disorders. The last section will illustrate the steps necessary to prepare a client who suffers from trauma, attachment ruptures, and eating disorder symptomology for treatment. This section will include techniques for self-regulation, safety and stabilization, and psychoeducation. The session will conclude with an overview of potential next steps and treatment prioritization.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify factors to improve treatment outcomes for eating disorder clients.
  • Participants will gain a clearer understanding of attachment theory.
  • Participants will learn how to prepare eating disorder clients for treatment and potential trauma resolution.
  • Participants will learn about different assessment measures to increase efficacy of treatment.
  • Participants will be able to identify stages for treating complex cases involving eating disorders and trauma.
  • Participants will be able to identify several factors that contribute to eating disorders.

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Arizona Trauma Institute
49 South Sycamore Street, Suite 2
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Office: (480) 442-1840