WOMEN’S THERAPY CENTER, BERKELEY
LEDE is currently partnering with the Women’s Therapy Center (WTC) in Berkeley, to train a cohort of its interns. LEDE provides interns with specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders, grounded in best practices from a scientific and social justice framework. The training includes didactics, case conference and individual supervision with experts in the field. Didactic topics include: diagnosis and case conceptualization; assessment; medical & nutritional aspects; treatment approaches; working as part of a multidisciplinary team; body politics and sociocultural influences.
Our cohort is comprised of masters- and doctoral- level associates, who are currently completing either the two-year or advanced training programs at the Women’s Therapy Center in Berkeley. As many clients seek therapists who reflect aspects of their own identities and lived experiences, we are thrilled to have a diverse cohort of trainees, representing a range of racial identities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ages.
The program allows clients to access weekly psychotherapy, with a therapist who can provide quality eating disorder treatment, at a sliding-scale fee, based on income. There is no limit to the number of sessions— duration of treatment is determined by the client and therapist, based on the client’s needs and goals. Most therapists remain at WTC between 2-3 years, and many transition with their clients into private practice afterwards, allowing for the possibility of long-term psychotherapy and continuity of care.
September 2019 - June 2020
2105 MLK Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
What students are saying about LEDE:
“This training is REALLY amazing. I feel that I hit the jackpot ... Both of you (Lynn + Jen) are such TALENTED therapists and I feel grateful to be learning from both of you. This training comes from a very empowered and politically radical place and it is clear that you both are extremely passionate about ED treatment. I am now considering having ED patients be a part of my private practice in the future and I would love to …stay involved in the ED treatment community and continue to get training/consultation.”
- Maya, doctoral student (WTC intern)