As hard as we try, the challenge of raising children who have a healthy relationship with their bodies and with food can be incredibly difficult. This is evidenced by the growing number of adolescents who struggle with body image distortions and full-blown eating disorders. Join us for an in-depth, clinical discussion of the probable causes of - and most effective treatments for -anorexia and bulimia. Our featured guest experts will be clinical psychologists Dr. Linda Millon and Dr. Jenny Taitz.
Dr. Linda Millon, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience treating eating disorders. She trained in family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychology at Forrest Hospital in Chicago, and she started one of the very first intensive outpatient treatment programs for eating disorders. She is currently in private practice on the North Shore of Chicago.
Dr. Jenny L. Taitz, PsyD, graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University’s program at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Taitz is a certified Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She completed fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine and at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Taitz is a licensed clinical psychologist at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, where she directs the DBT program. Dr. Taitz is a founding board member of the New York City Association for Contextual Behavior Science. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and Association for Contextual and Behavior Science. She serves as an adjunct clinical supervisor at Yeshiva University and contributes to the blog Urban Mindfulness. Dr. Taitz is the author of End Emotional Eating, a book for people who struggle with emotional eating.
This is Part II of our two-part series on eating disorders. Originally aired on December 11, 2012 on VoiceAmerica Radio.