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  • September 12, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:45 am


ZOOM Presentation
United States
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The Trauma-Informed Lens in Eating Disorder Treatment

Presented by

Dawn Delgado, LMFT,CED-S

Dean Bender, ZOOM presentation host, will send a link to join prior to date of presentation. Watch for this.

Two-Hour Training on September 12, 2020 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Instructor Information:
Dawn Delgado, LMFT,CED-S (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist), an EMDR-training clinician, and is recently training in the Neurofeedback modality. She has been in the mental health field for 20 years, working with eating disorders and trauma in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient centers for 17 years. She has been the National Director of Operations for Center for Discovery’s 23 Outpatient Eating Disorder treatment centers in 9 states for the last 6 years and currently acts as the National Director for Clinical Development for this company. She offers training to the teams in eating disorder care and trauma and in 2019 launched the company’s first NeuroCenter, which provides neurofeedback and EMDR therapies to eating disorder clients. Dawn holds a CTSS certificate in traumatic stress studies through PESI and the Trauma Center and is EMDR Certified through the EMDRIA International Association.

She founded Inspire Evolve (2007) in Los Angeles, where she treats clients with EMDR, is a BBS MFT Supervisor as well as a CEDS Supervisor, and a former membership chair for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Los Angeles Chapter. She is a blog writer for Psychology Today on the topics of eating disorders, trauma, and mental health. In addition, she has a passion for yoga and travel and has worked and volunteered in Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Java, South America, and Dubai.

Description of Presentation:
Trauma informed care is a vital foundation of any therapeutic approach, especially in sensitive temperament populations such as the eating disorder population. Traumatic experiences lie on a spectrum and involve a number of factors that influence the impact on the individual. This presentation will introduce a tangible working equation to support clients and clinicians in partnering to better understand the brain-body impact of trauma as well as suggesting keys for recovery and integration. Dawn’s trauma impact equation (TIE) will explore complexity and severity, developmental stage, nervous system impact, subjective experience, and the resilience factor. The TIE provides a roadmap for the clinician and the client to partner in exploration of traumatic impact with a spotlight on resilience and potential for post traumatic growth.

Educational Goals:
Participants will be able to apply the trauma and impact equation tool (TIE), created by Ms. Delgado, to their existing conceptual framework when working with clients in a variety of settings. The TIE can serve as a roadmap for client and clinician alike to navigate through trauma recovery. Participants will increase their understanding of trauma, the lifelong impact of trauma, symptoms of trauma, as well as frame trauma recovery for the client in terms of the goal of post traumatic growth. Relevant theories and research are organized into the trauma impact equation (TIE) such as Polyvagal Theory, ACE study on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Top-down vs. Bottom-up approaches to trauma treatment, as well as various EMDR efficacy studies.

Measurable Objectives:  
As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 5 key components of traumatic impact on an individual;
  2. Specify the known rates of sexual abuse in eating disorder clients by diagnosis;
  3. Explain the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on disease, disability, substance use, and social issues;
  4. Identify the parts of the brain involved in 1) talk therapy, 2) memory consolidation, and 3) alerting to safety threats.

Course Training Level:
This is a somewhat advanced course but all levels can follow and apply the information.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours.


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $25
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $15

Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 6 p.m.  Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee.  No refunds are available after the close of registration.  No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Contact Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com or call/text 530 305 2066.

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting.  The next meeting is on ZOOM at 8:30 a.m. on September 12, 2020. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com so a link can be sent to you.