Episode 166: Dr. Julianna Gorder: RO DBT and Eating Disorder Treatment

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Julianna Gorder, and they have a conversation on applications of RO DBT at higher levels of care in eating disorder treatment. Dr. Gorder talks about excessive overcontrol in relation to eating disorders and how RO DBT can help.

Dr. Julianna Gorder is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD Eating Disorders Center. Dr. Gorder earned her Psy.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has extensive experience treating individuals of all ages with eating disorders at all levels of care. Prior to coming to UCSD, she received specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders at Eating Recovery Center of Chicago and the Eating Disorders Program at University of Chicago. Dr. Gorder also has experience working with general and forensic populations of children, adolescents, and young adults within an inpatient behavioral health hospital. Dr. Gorder has training in DBT, CBT, FBT, and ACT, and is particularly passionate about Radically Open (RO) DBT, a treatment for disorders of overcontrol. Dr. Gorder completed her two-week intensive training in RO DBT with treatment developer, Tom Lynch, and has experience administering RO DBT for eating disorders within residential through outpatient levels of care. She has also served as an officer on the RO DBT Student Board since 2017. Her research interests include defining eating disorder recovery, the impacts of trauma on eating disorders, as well as the impact of biotemperament and emotion regulation style on eating disorder presentation. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her cat (Lily), traveling, being outdoors, and is an avid fan of Saturday Night Live!

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