Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

•Using DBT-Prolonged Exposure (PE) with high-risk multi-problem eating disorders 

September 12, 2024, 11:00 am- noon ET

This webinar is hosted by the DBT SIG and is available to all AED members. Please log in to register.

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This 60-minute webinar co-sponsored by the DBT & Suicide, Trauma, and Private Practice SIG’s will present current best-practice knowledge for utilizing the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol (Harned, 2022) for clients with co-morbid PTSD and high-risk multi-problem ED presentations. No studies or guidelines have been published to date specifically relating to this protocol and co-morbid ED’s. The presenters have intensive training in DBT-PE and extensive experience using this protocol with the ED population. The webinar will include case examples and participants will have a chance to ask questions.


  • Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, CCMHC

    Amy Kalasunas (she/her), LPCC-S, CCMHC, is a behaviorist with over 20 years of experience working within evidence-based treatment models. She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its sub-specialty area of DBT for Eating Disorders, as well as DBT- Prolonged Exposure, and supervision and consultation team adherence practices.

    Kalasunas is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, functions as co-chair of the DBT LBC Publications Committee and serves on the DBT-LBC Communications Committee. A sought-after presenter, she consistently achieves the highest evaluation scores when presenting two- and three-day workshops on the topics of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT and Complex Eating Disorders, and DBT-Prolonged Exposure and Eating Disorders. Amy has also developed and piloted interventions for parents of multi-diagnostic adult children using an adaptation of the SPACE protocol (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) and DBT.

    Her clinical work has included developing, implementing, and evaluating program outcomes across the spectrum of clinical milieus, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, community mental health agencies, specialty practice clinics, and private practice offices.


  • Kimberly Claudat, PhD
    Dr. Kim Claudat is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Adult Services at UC San Diego Health Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research. Dr. Claudat began her work at UC San Diego as a postdoctoral fellow. In addition to overseeing the adult program and providing clinical supervision, she provides individual, group, and family therapy. Her clinical and research interests focus on the connection between eating disorders and emotion regulation difficulties, particularly as this relates to commonly co-occurring disorders such as PTSD and Substance Use Disorders. She has received specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), DBT Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (DBT-PE), and DBT for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SUD). Although her research and clinical work has mainly focused on eating pathology, she has experience providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, adults, and their families, with a range of presenting psychiatric problems across various treatment settings.

  • Courtney Simpson, PhD 
    Courtney Simpson, PhD, is the Director of the Eating Disorders Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle. She is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™. She has expertise working with eating disorders and comorbid concerns, including emotion dysregulation, substance use, suicidal behaviors, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


  • Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CEDS-C, CPT
    Lauren Anton MS, RD, CEDS-C, CPT is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, iaedp-approved Supervisor, and Certified Personal Trainer helping people to break free from diet culture using a weight-inclusive, non-diet approach. She has hands-on experience working with eating disorders from residential through outpatient levels of care and currently works with clients out of her Los Angeles-based private practice. She also supervises fellow dietitians. She is currently in-process for the Body Trust® Certification through Be Nourished. Lauren has spoken nationally on athletes and ED, adolescents and ED, exercise addiction/dependence, and weight stigma and has presented her own research examining the effects of intuitive eating–based nutrition education on adolescent female cross country runners. She has also been quoted in publications such as The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and the Huffington Post.


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