The Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED) is a non- profit corporation, a 501(c) 3, and as such we are tax-deductible for donations. We offer education and training, we offer referral information to professionals and to the public, and we offer low-fee, sliding-scale direct service.
APTED, the organization, is an affiliation of private practitioners – psychologists, MFTs, social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, body workers, coaches, dance and movement therapists, art therapists, drama therapists, and expressive arts therapists – a broad range of professionals involved in treating people with eating disorders.
APTED has been in the Bay Area since 1985. The goals of APTED include support, training, referrals and direct service. We offer training and networking opportunities to professionals, we offer support and referrals to professionals of other disciplines or other geographical areas, and we offer support, referrals, and/or direct service to those in recovery from eating disorders, as well as to their friends and/or family members.
APTED has put on large conferences in 1987, 1988, 1998, and 2006, with a number of quarterly or monthly trainings and workshops interspersed amongst these large conferences. Our website will keep a current listing of upcoming trainings and CEU presentations and conferences; our e-tree will send out announcements of such to APTED members.
Our low-fee clinic, which sees clients for sliding scale fees, is staffed by clinicians in training. Some have been clinicians already licensed, and perhaps already with certificates from Eating Disorder Certificate programs, but who wished to increase their experience-base working with eating disorder clients. Others have been practicum students, psychological assistants, MSW students completing hours for licensure, and/or MFT interns. A limited number of training slots are available for professionals wishing such additional training. Supervision is provided.
An APTED member who wishes a print-out of professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area (in order to from study groups, make referrals, conduct research studies and the like) can submit a request in writing (3195 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94115) or phone the APTED phone number, 415-771- 3068.
If you have colleagues with whom you collaborate, whom you think ought to be included among our resource lists, please give them a copy of the Membership application (print out from the web site, or found on the back page of the Directory).
For more information about APTED, or for referral information, contact APTED at 415-771-3068, or e-mail us at AptedSF@aol.com.
Disclaimer: The members listed in the Directory are not officially endorsed in any formal way by the Association. Membership is open to any interested professionals, and are not discriminated according to issues of age, ethnic background, sex, or level or degree of training.
Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED-SF)
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