Thursday, September 8th 2016 at 5PM Pacific  /  8PM Eastern

Is your teen or preteen self conscious about her appearance?

Does your son or daughter seem obsessed with getting a six pack?

Have you heard the term “thigh gap” one too many times?

This webinar will help you to learn about risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders in teens and preteens.  Dr. Jacobs will discuss how eating disorders develop and signs to look for.

After you have registered for this webinar, you may email specific questions you have.  Dr. Jacobs will answer as many questions and possible in the allotted time.

About Dr. Joy Jacobs

Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice, assistant clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and published author who provides individual, family and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder) and weight management concerns. She has trained in multiple treatment modalities, including Family Based Treatment, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy.

Dr. Jacobs is one of the few officially certified providers of Family Based Treatment for eating disorders nationwide and internationally and has lectured and published on this topic for more than a decade.

Dr. Jacobs is an expert cited in many national publications and media outlets, including Elle, US News and World Report, the Today Show, Time Magazine, Fox News and more on eating disorders, body image, weight management and related topics. Dr. Jacobs is also the author of a blog sponsored by Psychology Today, titled One More Bite.

Dr. Jacobs spearheaded and developed the innovative intensive Family Based Treatment program for eating disorders at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Treatment and Research Program and was its lead family therapist. She was on the founding team of the clinic, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of internationally renowned eating disorders expert, Dr. Walter Kaye.

Dr. Jacobs has extensive experience in utilizing family-based treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, as well as for pediatric overweight and obesity.

Dr. Jacobs serves on the Professional Advisory Panel for Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T). She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and has served on its Media Affairs and Social Media committees. Dr. Jacobs also supports the American Dietetic Association, the Eating Disorders Coalition, and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

Dr. Jacobs obtained her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She completed her undergraduate work at Duke University, graduating summa cum laude and completed her juris doctorate at Harvard Law School. Among her activities prior to pursuing a career in psychology, Dr. Jacobs worked in New York as an intellectual property attorney and on the editorial staff of Vogue magazine.

In This Webinar You Will Learn About

*  Trends that influence your child’s health and body image

*  The role of peer pressure on body weight and shape

*  How to identify whether your child’s eating is “normal”

*  Red flags for eating disorders

*  How to approach your child or loved one if you are concerned about their eating

This is 100% free of charge!

If you are unavailable at the day and time of the webinar, register and we’ll send you a replay!