TRAINING: Binge Eating Disorder in Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women

Exploring the Relationship between Food, Mood and Internalized Homophobia & Biphobia

November 15, 2015

9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Culver City, CA

Lesbian, bisexual and queer women face different health concerns than their heterosexual counterparts. Even across known risk factors like socio-economic status, race, depression, and trauma, the prevalence of obesity in higher in these women. The psychological reasons for this are not well understood. This talk will explore the literature regarding factors such as body image, internalized homophobia & biphobia, trauma and how they may affect eating patterns in lesbian, bisexual and queer women. Discussion about how to help lesbian, bisexual and queer women clients develop healthier relationships with their inner selves, bodies, and food will be discussed.



Presented by:

Cadyn Cathers, MA is affiliate faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles in the LGBT Specialization, adjunct faculty at Alliant International University, and is a psychological assistant employed by Kenneth Scott, PsyD. He regularly provides training on psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic theory, clinical work with the sexual and gender diverse communities and clinical documentation for utilization review to community mental health centers, drug & alcohol recovery programs, and residential facilities.

Continuing Education Units:
3 CEUs for Psychologists (APA approved provider)
3 CEUs for BBS-licensed psychotherapists (LCSWs, LPCCs, LMFTs)