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Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders?

 Export to Your Calendar 4/4/2019
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Where: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim Office
4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 245
Los Angeles, California 
United States
Contact: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim

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During March and April SIG, Club, and Networking meetings are open to all professionals.  

 

Date: Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 PM    

 

Presenter: Gloria Lucas

 

Title: Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders?  

 

Description: For the past 30 years, eating disorders have been represented as a white, middle-class phenomenon. Due to the lack of representation of people of color and indigenous populations with troubled eating, these communities suffer from high rates of undiagnosed conditions, inaccessible treatment and culturally insensitive practices within the eating disorder world/community itself. In this presentation, participants will have the ability to evaluate eating disorders through a social justice lens that centers the experiences of people of color and indigenous descent people. Participants will learn about historical trauma and the white-thin-cis-hetero industrial complex. This session will also explore the legacies of colonialism on self-esteem, body-image, and food. Providers will receive guidelines on how to make services more accessible.

 

Bio: Gloria Lucas is a body-positive activist, punx-feminist, entrepreneur, and a public speaker. In 2014, Gloria started Nalgona Positivity Pride - a Xicana-brown-indigenous body-positive organization that focuses on the link between historical trauma and eating disorders - after personally struggling with an eating disorder. Like the womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals, and disordered eating in communities of color.

Gloria’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, MiTú , Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.

 

Location: The office of Dr. Lauren Muhlheim (4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 245, Los Angeles) – free parking in the lot (enter on Highland) or street parking

 

RSVP to:drmuhlheim@gmail.com

 

March and April SIG meetings are open to all professionals.   During other months SIG meetings are open to all LACPA members.  Nonmembers wishing to attend may join LACPA by visiting our websitewww.lapsych.org

 

 

"The opinions of presenters at informal forums, such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or club meetings, and their approach to psychological issues and interventions do not represent a formal endorsement of any position by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association or its members.  The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are purely those of the presenter."

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