Please joins us for our February Lunch & Learn on February 23 @ 12:00.

Register here.

Who Should Attend?

This event is intended for therapists and others working in a clinical setting who want to increase their understanding and ability to  address disordered eating.


The experience of trauma has widespread impacts on the clients we serve. This lunch and learn will show how trauma may impact clients who struggle with patterns of disordered eating and negative body image. Surprisingly, the root cause is rarely about food or the need to be thin. Trauma treatment modalities will be explored to empower clinicians working with clients who demonstrate signs or patterns of negative body image and disordered eating. Diet culture and pressure to achieve the ideal body image intersects most populations, yet addressing these issues are less universal. This presentation aims to provide awareness and tools for the clinician in better supporting their clients with body image and healthy patterns of eating.

About our Presenter: Saraj Gottstein, LPC

Saraj Gottstein is a lifelong Alaskan who graduated with a Master’s in Counseling from Naropa University, in Boulder Colorado in Transpersonal Counseling and Wilderness Therapy. Saraj has a passion for mental health and overall wellness. She loves to work with clients in the community and in the wilderness throughout Alaska. Currently Saraj works as a clinician for Alaska Behavioral Health  in the Child and Family clinic and in our transition age youth programs, Alaska Seeds of Change and Power Center.

AKBH Lunch Learn 2.23.21 Eating Disorders

Want more?

This is an introductory course. The Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance is presenting a 2 day in depth DBT training for clinicians in March. More information here.