This presentation will provide an overview of the current information available regarding eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community and discuss best practices for providing care. There will be discussion around how to work towards cultural shifts in various treatment settings, understanding what it means to be an ally, recognizing some common micro and macro aggressions, and the impact of intersecting identities among marginalized populations. A case example of how a treatment center rolled out inclusive care will be highlighted, as will suggestions and resources for helping your clients get connected to recovery and community supports that align with and affirm their identities.
Friday, November 15, 2019
About Christine Lang, MSW, M.Div.:
Christine Lang, MSW, M.Div., is an adolescent clinician in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in Amherst, providing individual, family and group counseling for adolescents and families with eating disorders. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Clark University, a master’s of divinity from Pacific School of Religion, and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College. Christine is particularly interested in working at the intersection of trauma and addiction, and how that connects to identities of gender, sexuality and religion/spirituality. She utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in her relational, strengths based and trauma-informed approach. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing poetry, taking pictures outside and spending time with friends and family.
About Walden Behavioral Care:
Walden Behavioral Care offers a full system of care for eating disorder treatment that includes inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs across New England and also in Georgia. Locations include Amherst, Braintree, Milford, Peabody, Waltham and Worcester, Mass.; Guilford, South Windsor and Vernon, Conn; and Alpharetta, Decatur and Dunwoody, Ga. Click the button for additional information, including outlined treatment offerings, directions, and contact information for all of their sites.
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