In this episode, Diana interviews Debra Safer, MD on the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Binge Eating Disorder. They discuss use of strategies from DBT that are helpful for people who tend to binge eat in response to strong emotions. Dr. Safer is an expert on DBT for binge eating and bulimia and is the Co-Director of the Stanford Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Clinic. She obtained her MD from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency, as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in eating disorder intervention research, within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Dr. Debra Safer is an author to many peer reviewed research articles, chapters and books on Dialectical Behavior Therapy including Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating and Bulimia. She has also co-authored a workbook for self-study that will be published in 2018.