Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Kim Claudat, and they discuss emotion regulation and eating disorders. Dr. Claudat breaks down the emotions we feel in our everyday lives, explains how they are essential for our survival, and then details the connection between emotions and eating disorders.
Dr. Kim Claudat is a licensed psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research. She is currently working in their adult day treatment/intensive outpatient program, providing group, individual, and family therapy for adults with eating disorders and co-morbid diagnoses. She has specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family-Based Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She completed her pre-doctoral, clinical internship at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she studied sociocultural factors that influence body image and eating pathology in college men and women. Her current clinical and research interests broadly include treatment development and outcomes, trauma, eating disorders, body image concerns, and emotion regulation difficulties.