Quieted voices: Meeting the needs of the well-sibling.
The purpose of this workshop is to identify and acknowledge the complex social and psychological circumstances faced by having a sibling with an eating disorder. Extensive research has been done on the value siblings offer within the context of recovery but little research focuses on the impact for this often overlooked population. In this webinar we will review our global sibling survey, discuss findings, and present practical ways to improve the understanding and treatment experience of siblings.
(with Kym Piekunka)
Bridget Whitlow, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist that provides psychotherapy for adolescent and adult individuals, couples, families, and groups. Bridget has clinical expertise in the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, LGBTQ, and self-criticism. She is trained in multiple treatment modalities, including family-based treatment, cognitive behavior therapy, exposure and response prevention, mindful self-compassion, and compassion focused therapy.
Throughout her clinical training, Bridget has also been actively involved in research projects and worked as one of the lead clinicians at UCSD Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program on a multi-site NIMH study that compared two types of family therapy for adolescents with anorexia. Since 2018, Bridget has been collaborating with Kym Piekunka to study and co-develop wellness resources for individuals that have a sibling experiencing an eating disorder.