Separation Issues and Eating Disorders

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 3 CEs

This seminar will focus on how attachment and separation issues from infancy can lead to the later development of an eating disorder. By looking at attachment and separation patterns as they manifest in the treatment of eating disordered patients we can observe how the therapeutic relationship itself becomes a window into the attachment style of the patient. It is often around weekends and holidays, especially, that we can observe how early childhood patterns of attachment and separation, manifest in an eating disordered patient. We can use these insights to observe and help our patients gain insight into their issues of disordered eating patterns that often mirror their internal struggles around loss and connectedness.

INSTRUCTOR: Sacha Bollas, Psy.D.

Dr. Sacha Bollas is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic candidate at Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and works with Adolescents and Adults in both group and individual Psychotherapy. He maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills and has been teaching courses on eating disorders for Dr. Krevoy for many years.

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