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Treating Students with Eating Disorders

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Lead presenter, Catherine Dooley, developed, co-directed and supervised McLean Hospital’s first comprehensive Milieu Eating Disorder Treatment Program on the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Unit in 1980. She developed a group method for training clinical staff in the application of Relational Theory in their work with Eating Disorder clients.

During her sixteen years working at Brandeis University, she developed and directed the Campus Program for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders, ran and supervised a multidisciplinary ED team holding weekly client rounds, and held a weekly clinical seminar for best practice in treatment

As Co-Director of the Mother/Son Project and a faculty member at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (a part of the Centers for Research for Women at Wellesley College), she specializes in gender issues, and identifying and overcoming problems created by cultural stereotypes. She lectures and runs workshops for clinicians, parents and teachers who are interested in learning how to identify and prevent problems like Eating Disorders that arise from embedded gender stereotypes.

In this presentation, Dooley will:

  • Discuss a four-stage model for treating students with Eating Disorders on campus
  • Walk participants through the import criteria for establishing a multi-tiered treatment team
  • Help guide college staff on best practices for identifying and preventing eating disorders on campus

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