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The Path to Peace: Treating Binge Eating Disorder through a trauma-informed...

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Mountaineers Club Seattle

7700 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98115

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3:15pm-3:30pm announcements

3:30pm-4:30pm Presentation (1hr)

4:30-4:45pm break (15 min)

4:45-5:45pm Presentation (1hr)

5:45-6:15pm Q & A (30 min)


Many people who embark on eating recovery from binge eating disorder are often prescribed weight loss instead of getting support for the underlying psychological, neurochemical and emotional underpinnings of this disorder, including PTSD and significant trauma. As eating disorder professionals, we need unique strategies for supporting this population from a more weight inclusive lens as some of our traditional approaches may be inadvertently stigmatizing. Join us in learning how our patients use food behaviors as a method of trauma response and gain better understanding on how common types of trauma this population experiences actually stem from weight stigma and anti-fat bias.


1. Identify prevalence of BED in general population

2. Identify the prevalence of trauma in those who struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

3. Explain concept of BED as defense mechanisms in response to trauma

4. Identify 3 common types of trauma stemming from impact of weight stigma and

anti-fat bias

5. Describe 1 finding from the Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences, ACE study

2.5 CEs pending for psychologists, therapists, and dietitians

IAEDP Foundation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5912. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IAEDP Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

IAEDP is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider, under Provider #IN004 recognized by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

The Washington State Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington State Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

RSVP now or email iaedppugetsound@gmail.com (rates will be $10 higher at the door).


Dawn Delgado, LMFT, CEDS-S, EMDR

Dawn Delgado, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an EMDR trained trauma specialist. Dawn holds both the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and CEDS Supervisor designations through IAEDP. Dawn has dedicated her career to working with adolescents and adults recovering from eating disorders and co-occurring mental health issues for over 16 years. Dawn has a lengthy tenure at Center For Discovery as the National Director of Outpatient Services, starting and developing partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs across the nation. In collaboration with a team at her current company, Dawn pushed for the development of the national Path To Peace Program for treating BED population in diagnostic specific programming in 2017 and 2018. Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), she incorporates this form of trauma treatment in her private practice, Inspire, Evolve, and into the clinical programming at Center For Discovery. An active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), she is a former chair member of the Los Angeles chapter. Dawn has a passion for yoga and travel and has served as a consultant, educator, and volunteer to centers in Bali, Singapore, Java, Cambodia, Ecuador, and Dubai. Dawn has presented locally on the topics of eating disorders and trauma and internationally on eating disorder awareness and education.

Aaron Flores, RDN

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings. A large part of his career was spent working at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where he helped develop and launch one of the first Binge Eating Disorder programs to help Veterans struggling with this disorder. Since leaving the VA, Aaron has continued to work in the eating disorder community helping run groups and providing individual counseling to adolescents and adults. He currently works at Center for Discovery and part-time in his private practice in Calabasas, CA. He is a Certified Body Trust® provider, and his main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size®. In his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. His work has been featured during Weight Stigma Awareness Week, in blogs for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and National Eating Disorder Association. Aaron is a frequent speaker and has presented at the 2016 and 2017 Binge Eating Disorder Awareness Annual Conference, the 2018 and 2019 International Conference on Eating Disorders and the 2018 Association for Size Diversity and Health Conference. Along with his work with eating disorders, he also is a co-host of the podcast, Dietitians Unplugged.

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