SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eating Disorders

October 16, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications

NOTE: This program replaces the one originally advertised and will start at 1:00 p.m. EST (one hour later than usual).

In this week’s episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Columbia School of Social Work alumna and leading behaviorist in the field of obesity Molly Carmel (bio), MSW’02, LCSW, to discuss her new book, Breaking Up with Sugar. The book draws on her extensive training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. DBT has since been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders. Carmel will talk about how she applied this modality to weight management, eating disorders, and addictions, and why her DBT-influenced treatment gets better results than mainstream approaches.


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*Links to Facebook LIVE sessions are not generated until the event has started. Register to receive a reminder as well as a link to the stream shortly after the program begins (the link isn’t generated until we go live). Alternatively, you can go to CSSW’s Facebook page at noon. The stream will appear as the first post on the page.