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Eating Disorder Teaching with Marcella

How to treat Eating Disorders in Your Practice

Many clinicians discover, in the process of conducting their work, that their own client exhibits eating disorder behaviors, or in some cases, the client may suddenly disclose they have an eating disorder that’s previously never been discussed. If you haven’t worked directly with eating disorders, addressing and treating them can be anxiety producing. They can also become more complicated if you know an eating disorder is present but your client/patient refuses treatment.

Learning Points:

Learn how to navigate the complexity of treating eating disorders
Boost your confidence in treating eating disorders
Discover new tools and treatment ideas to help you offer great treatment to your patients

Who This is For:

  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental health interns
  • Post Doc Residents
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
Speaking Engagements Dr. Raimondo

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Training and speaker rates:

  • $500 for 45-60-minutes
  • $1000 for 1.5-2 hours
  • $1500 for 3 hours
  • $3000 for all-day training ( 6 hours)
  • These rates for for groups of 25 people. If your group is larger than 25 people, we will discuss rates based on these rates. These rates do not include travel expenses. We will need to discuss travel expenses if trainings are not online.

Eating Disorders in the Classroom

Eating disorders are on the rise, and many teachers are not entirely sure of how to approach it: students with eating disorders. There is all kinds of information regarding eating disorders and teachers may wonder what to do with that information. It can feel overwhelming, especially with everything else a teacher must watch for among their students.

Learning Points:

Learn about eating disorders including an overview of eating disorder treatment options
Discover how to handle circumstances with students with confidence
Uncover what critical questions to ask your students
Explore your own fears, concerns, and biases about eating disorders in a safe place

Who This is For:

  • Elementary School to High School Teachers
  • Teachers’ Assistants
  • School Administrators

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Marcella Raimondo

Workplace Food and Body Liberation

We are at work for such a large proportion of our waking hours. Our work demands continue to increase yet the pressures of work demands make it difficult to eat away from our desks.

Many workplaces are adopting work programs that focus on food and physical activity. Unfortunately, many “healthy work programs “ take a restrictive approach to food and a focus on weight loss with physical activity.

We want a work environment where we celebrate food, movement, and each other. We are already pressured by work demands, we do not need to add the pressures of diet culture to our work.

Learning Points:

Learn about diet culture and how it impacts your work setting
Explore your own weight stigma biases in a safe space
Discover how to build a workplace culture that is connected and empowered to make changes in a way to create food and body liberation

Who This is For:

  • Companies
  • Nonprofits
  • Small Business Owners
  • Communities
  • Organizations

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Dr. Raimondo


All individuals with eating disorders, especially marginalized communities need to be able to access safe and intersectional treatment options. 

Interactive training is available for professionals and based on the latest research around eating disorders and body image in diverse and underserved communities. Cultural and psychosocial dynamics are explored, with a focus on racism and various forms of oppression.

Training also includes current treatment models and vignettes for participant participation through a social justice lens. The training offers practical interventions through a social justice lens in clinical practice. The trainings ask participants to be reflective and open, examining their own privileges and power in order to move forward to ensure eating disorders treatment equity, especially for marginalized populations.

Trainings are Designed to Be:

  • Welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and brave
  • Addressing white supremacy in the field and working to undo it’s grip
  • Action-oriented, reflective, and inspiring
  • Up-to-date and fresh
  • Convenient, with maximum flexibility
  • Thoughtful and engaging

Training Objectives

To identify and explore the increasing incidence of eating disorders and body image issues in diverse and underserved communities. We will discuss the cultural and psychosocial dynamics that contribute to this alarming reality and will:

  • Bring in cultural humility as an anchor while we learn about intersectionality and its impact on eating disorders and body image issues.
  • Analyze how issues of oppression, trauma, and other social injustices impact eating disorders and body image for marginalized communities
  • Identify treatment options using case examples.
  • Propose strategies to change research, diagnosis, and treatment for marginalized communities with eating disorders

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“She connects with attendees and demonstrates a spectrum of subject knowledge, sharing meaningful information and insights each of us might move forward in application. Her rootedness in the subject at hand and passion for creating a positive pathway for others is directly reflected in each presentation. “

Sonya Richardson, Executive Director, Head Instructor
Hand to Hand Kajukenbo Self Defense Center, Oakland, CA

“Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH has been presenting to the clinical trainees at the mental health agency I work at for the past four years on the influences of acculturation on eating disorders when working with multicultural and LGBT populations. The feedback from the trainees has included: this was amazing . . . I am so grateful to have this training . . . so very relevant and motivating, I want to learn more. “
Mary Beth Reticker, LMFT-UCSF Alliance Health Project

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Tri-Alliance Gathering ““ 2016
  • Eating Recovery Center Foundation Annual Conference ““ 2016
  • University of California- San Francisco
  • UC Berkeley Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of Michigan
  • Wright Institute- Multicultural Symposium
  • Mills College
  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
  • Alliant International University
  • Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE) Project
  • Alameda Family Services- Clinical Trainings
  • Children’s Hospital in Oakland
  • San Francisco Community Based Mental Health- Gender-Appropriate Services for Women
  • New Leaf: Services for our Community- Clinical Trainings
  • Kaiser Permanente’s National Diversity Conference
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Weight Management Task Force
  • Gay Straight Alliance Annual Conferences
  • Hand to Hand Kajukenbo Self Defense Center- Self Defense workshop for girls
  • National Women’s Martial Arts Federation ““ Self Defense Instructors’ Conference
  • Mission Mental Health ““ Clinical Trainings
  • UCSF Alliance Health Project ““ Clinical Trainings
  • Queer Lifespace- Clinical Trainings
  • Cal State University East Bay- Clinical Trainings
  • Anka Behavioral Health, Inc.- Clinical Trainings
  • Haight Ashbury Clinic- Clinical Trainings
  • Hume Center- Clinical Trainings
  • Laney College
  • San Francisco State University- Suicide Awareness and Prevention Conference
  • Eating Disorder Recovery & Support (EDRS) Conference
    Cal State San Marcos- Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015
  • Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California- Youth Ministry Symposium 2015
  • International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED)- Academy of Eating Disorders
  • National Eating Disorders Association Conference
  • Binge Eating Disorders Association Conference
  • The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference

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