WTC Membership Event:
"What's Liberation Got To Do With It?"
Please join us for dinner and a conversation about WTC's new program Liberation: Eating Disorders Education (LEDE),
with co-founders, Jen Vera and Lynn Tracy, followed by a Q&A with the audience. In conversation with Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH, we will discuss the changing landscape of eating disorder treatment, including: the role of diet culture and systems of oppression in the development of eating disorders, the need for more inclusive and accessible care, and how LEDE is building new training and treatment models with these issues in mind.
Have a particular question or topic you'd like to hear about? Audience members are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time to be incorporated into the interview questions. Please submit any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, June 12th to be included.SPEAKERSJennifer Vera, MFT
Jennifer has been involved in the research and treatment of eating disorders for over a decade, with a particular focus on the experiences of LGBTQ and POC individuals. As a queer, femme, mixed-race woman, she knows firsthand the healing value of being able to show up and be seen as one’s whole self. This ethos guides Jennifer’s practice as a therapist, teacher and mentor. She has taught on the subjects of eating disorders, feminism, racial justice and relational psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. Jennifer is faculty at the Women’s Therapy Center and a mentor at The Psychotherapy Institute. LEDE was conceived out Jennifer’s determination to create and scale eating disorder care that is culturally-attuned and financially accessible. She maintains a private practice in Berkeley, where she works with adolescents, adults and families.Lynn Tracy, PhD
Lynn has devoted her career to bringing recovery, freedom, and vitality to her clients’ lives. As an active leader in the Bay Area eating disorders community, Lynn holds a Certified Eating Disorder Supervisor (CEDS) certification and served on UC Berkeley’s mulitdisciplinary Eating Disorder Treatment Team. In her consultation work with professionals, Lynn aims to enhance therapists’ clinical acumen and help clinicians find confidence in their unique professional voice. Social justice principles guide all of Lynn’s work, and LEDE is the manifestation of her lifelong commitment to body liberation. Lynn maintains a private practice in Rockridge serving adults and families.
More information about LEDE can be found at www.liberationede.com
Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH
is a passionate and spirited clinical trainer speaking from her heart on multicultural issues in eating disorders since 1995. In 1997, Marcella worked with About-Face, a nonprofit organization that addresses media impact on body image serving as the Director of Media Literacy until 2005. Today she is on the About-Face Board of Founders and a consultant. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Association of Size Health and Diversity (ASDAH) and the west coast Chair for Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Marcella received her B.A. from UC Berkeley, and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan. Marcella’s desire to address eating disorders drove her to pursue her doctorate in clinical psychology, receiving her PhD in 2012. She completed her post- doc internships at an eating disorder outpatient program and an eating disorder residential program for adolescents. Marcella currently serves as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY # 27037) in Kaiser Permanente’s eating disorder clinic in Oakland. Marcella also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley Extension Program, and on the Board of Eating Disorder Recovery Support (EDRS). Marcella herself recovered from anorexia nervosa over 15 years ago. Marcella trains in Kajukenbo at Hand to Hand Kajukenbo Self Defense Center in Oakland. She holds a first degree black belt and enjoys the exploratory path her training gives her. Her recovery and her martial arts training inspires her dedication to multicultural body nurturance and community celebration.
For more information about Marcella's trainings, go to marcellaedtraining.com