2022 Fancy Spring Luncheon: Healing Trauma and Eating Disorders Through the Lens of the Nervous System

Understanding how we survive trauma from a nervous system perspective helps both the client and clinician release the shame, self-judgment, and fear of change so often experienced in eating disorder treatment. Join VFED and Susan L. Richter MFT, CEDS, SEP as we learn how distress from food, body image, and thought distortion points to trauma held in the body. Susan will also discuss specific tools for helping clients move from dissociative coping to re-embodiment as a necessary part of trauma healing. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why eating disorder symptoms make sense as adaptive responses to trauma.
  • Easily describe the neurobiology of trauma healing.
  • Demonstrate 3 somatic techniques that help clients to re-embody and expand nervous system capacity, thus reducing reliance on eating disorder behaviors.

Target Audience

Greater Los Angeles area therapists, dietitians, psychiatrists, physicians, and allied professionals that are involved in or would like to be involved in the treatment of eating disorders. We kindly request your cooperation in order to keep our members safe. Please bring proof of full vaccination status. See our COVID-19 Policy for details.

Learning Levels

  • All levels

Friday, April 29, 2022

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd, Woodland Hills, CA, 91364

11:00 AM PDT - 02:00 PM PDT

Register for this event
EARN 1.5 CE Credit Hours

About the speaker


11:00a - 11:30a  Networking: Say hello, meet fellow providers, and visit booths of our local treatment centers (No CEU).

11:30a  Buffet service begins (No CEU).

12:00p - 2:00p  Program: Hear from our speaker. We welcome questions and discussion as time allows. (1.5 CEU).

CE Information - Earn 1.5 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Valley Federation of Eating Disorder Professionals (VFED) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs. VFED maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

16055 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 920
Encino, CA 91436

CE Process Info

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For RDs: VFED's events qualify as activities in your Learning Plan as Live Lectures or Interactive Workshops providing various Competencies within in different Spheres.

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend "live" (in real-time) to earn CE credits.

After the event, you will receive access to your evaluation and continuing education certificate via a personalized "attendee dashboard" link, hosted on the CE-Go website. This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event.

Upon accessing the CE-Go "attendee dashboard", you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 888-498-5578 or by email at support@ce-go.com Please Note: Emails for this event will come from "support@ce-go.com".

Please make sure to check your spam/junk folder in case those emails get "stuck". We'd also suggest "whitelisting" support@ce-go.com. This tells your email client that you know this sender and trust them, which will keep emails from this contact at the top of your inbox and out of the junk folder.