Tamie Gangloff, MA, MFT
“Chronic Medical Conditions, Body Image, Eating Disorders and Resilience”
How do we recover from an eating disorder and trust ourselves, and our body, in a body that is differently abled? Many develop an eating disorder as a result of body image disturbance and being in a body that “doesn’t work the way it is supposed to”. Chronic medical conditions and trauma associated with complex surgeries or an accident can lead to PTSD and other psychiatric co-morbidities. It is important that clinicians be able to identify trauma, grief, anxiety and body image disturbances as a result of medical conditions. We can then assess, and properly treat, clients with these complex issues leading to resilience and recovery.
- Attendees will be able to identify three symptoms medical trauma and PTSD and how to identify this in a client with a chronic medical condition
- Attendees will be able to identify three ways to develop resilience and body positivity in disability, invisible disability and chronic medical conditions
- Attendees will be able to identify the difference between body dysmorphia/distortion and body image disturbance
Tamie is an MFT and Senior Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships for Odyssey Eating Disorder Network. Tamie is an adjunct professor at West Chester University teaching Eating Disorder Psychology. Tamie has worked at all levels of care, for eating disorders and substance abuse, including inpatient, residential, PHP, IOP, and private practice. Tamie has experience working with adolescents, adults and families in the treatment of eating disorders. She completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Santa Barbara. She is also an advocate with the Eating Disorders Coalition, President of Southwest Philly IAEDP chapter and a group leader for The National Alliance for Eating Disorders. Tamie utilizes her personal and professional experience to help others and advocate for change and offer support to others.