February 24, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

February Lecture Series

The Treatment of Trauma in Eating Disorders

Speaker: Christine Schneider, Ph.D., LCSW
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Registration 8:30 – 9 am
Program runs from 9 am – 12 pm
Continuing Education Credit: 3 CEU
Lakeview Health (True North Conference Center)
1900 Corporate Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

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The presentation will cover basic attachment theory and the effects of trauma on the attachment system. Participants will learn the various ways in which eating disorder behaviors can serve attachment functions in traumatic events and ways to treat the eating disorder while working through the underlying trauma. Finally, the presentation will include the three stages of trauma treatment and various intervention for each phase.


Participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the ways that trauma can affect the attachment system
  • Understand the functions that an eating disorder can serve after trauma
  • Understand treatment of underlying causes of eating disorders

About the Speaker:

photo of Christine SchneiderChristine Schneider, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Schneider earned her Ph.D. from St. Louis University in the field of Family Therapy. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Schneider is an adjunct faculty at St. Louis University, teaching in the Department of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her current areas of research and interest are the effects of trauma and chronic illness on parent-child attachment. Additionally, she is the lead therapist at Castlewood, incorporating theories of attachment and interpersonal biology into her individual, family, and group work. Dr. Schneider is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy and EMDR. She speaks regionally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to attachment, couples counseling, and trauma. She is a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.