Dr. Deborah Brenner-Liss has worked with eating disorders since the 1970's. Between 1980-1985, she taught at the supervised at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia in New York City. Between 1986-1987, she worked at the Mt. Zion Eating Disorder Program in San Francisco. Since 1985, she has been the Director of the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders. She supervises the other therapists working at the clinic, and maintains a private practice in San Francisco and the East Bay. You can contact Dr. Brenner-Liss at 415-771-3068, or reach her via email at AptedSF@aol.com. Visit her website, www.aptedsf.com and the APTED Facebook Page.
Jackie Holmes, M.Ed., LMFT
Jackie has been working in the Eating Disorders Field for over 30 years. She was the Inpatient Clinical Coordinator for 5 years at Mt. Diablo's Serenity Program and for the last 18 years has been working as an outpatient therapist at the Concord Therapy Center for Eating Disorders. She also teaches at JFK university in the Eating Disorders Certification Program. Having struggled with her own recovery from Bulimia and BED, she brings a personal dedication to helping those who are suffering to find their own personal path of recovery. It was her frustration with the lack of services in Contra Costa County for women that led her to develop Casa Serena. It is her goal to provide a safe place with an experienced staff dedicated to helping these clients to develop their own healing plan. Visit the Casa Serena website, www.casaserenaedp.com, "Like" Casa Serena Staff on Facebook and connect with Casa Serena on Twitter.
Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Dr. Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick works at Stanford University/LPCH's Eating Disorders and Bariatric Surgery Clinics where she works in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research work focuses on clinical treatment evaluations for eating disorders, including treatment development, training and dissemination. Currently, her research focus is on neuropsychological functioning associated with eating disorders, malnourishment and changes in weight. Clinically, Dr. Fitzpatrick's work evaluates treatments for children and adolescents including Family-Based Therapy (FBT or "Maudsley"), Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT), preparing for weight loss surgery and novel treatments for extreme picky-eating and medical feeding concerns.
Pamela Carlton, M.D.
Dr. Pamela Carlton is an Adolescent Medicine specialist in private practice in Mountain View. Her practice is focused on providing medical treatment and care coordination for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Carlton was clinical faculty in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford where she developed and directed their Adolescent Eating Disorder Parent Education and Support Program. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California and did her Pediatric residency and Adolescent fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Carlton's book, "Take Charge of your Child's Eating Disorder: A Physician's Step-by-Step Guide to Defeating Anorexia and Bulimia" was released in 2007. Visit her website, www.doctorcarlton.com and find Dr. Carlton on Twitter.
Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH
Dr. Sara M. Buckelew is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco. A native of the bay area, she received her BA at Columbia University, and earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at UCSF and UC Berkeley. Additionally, she completed fellowship training in adolescent medicine at UCSF. Currently, she is the Medical Director of the UCSF Adolescent/Young Adult Eating Disorder Program, a multidisciplinary program that provides evaluation, assessment and management of adolescents and young adults struggling with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. She has a special interest in quality improvement screening and prevention of eating disorders, and eating disorders in males.