Episode 48: Dr. Dena Cabrera: Spirituality and Eating Disorder Recovery

This week, Kathy is joined by Dr. Dena Cabrera and they discuss spirituality and eating disorder recovery. They define what it means to be spiritual, explain how it differs from being religious, and then dive into how spirituality can be an asset in eating disorder recovery.

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, is the Clinical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Dena Cabrera oversees the direction of the treatment team in service of patient care, leads program development, and directs staff training and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. Prior to being appointed as Rosewoods’ Clinical Director, Dr. Cabrera served two years in the role of Clinical Director of Adolescent Services, and as the Director of The Rosewood Institute.

Dr. Dena Cabrera is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. She has a wealth of diverse clinical experiences including 19 years treating individuals, families and groups with a range of medical and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Cabrera’s multiple areas of specialized training include neuropsychological and psychological assessment, dialectical behavior therapy, as well as the cognitive-behavioral treatment for patients with developmental disorders, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Dr. Dena Cabrera is a recognized expert in the field of eating disorders and presents her work throughout the nation. Dr. Cabrera has authored numerous articles and publications and has been recognized by her academic and clinical peers for bringing vital resources to the field of eating disorders. Dr. Cabrera most recently co-authored, Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy. A first of its kind resource, this book speaks to moms, and those who love them through a personal and compassionate lens that assists in healing from body-image disturbances and eating disorders.

Dr. Dena Cabrera is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Cabrera obtained her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.

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