#95: DBT and The Treatment of Eating Disorders with Tammy Baghdassarian
IN THIS EPISODE
Tammy Baghdassarian is the Executive Director and co-founder of Keystone Treatment in Los Angeles. Keystone specializes in treating eating disorders, disordered eating, and mental health utilizing an intuitive eating philosophy and evidence based approaches including dialectical behavioral therapy. Keystone is recognized for being a highly individualized program that can work with clients to stop the cycle of going in and out of treatment.
Tammy obtained her degree from Vanguard University. She has been comprehensively trained in DBT by Dr. Charles Swenson and Dr. Alan Fruzetti. Prior to opening Keystone Treatment, Tammy had worked in the eating disorder and mental health field for the last 12 years. She was Operations Director and Special Projects Coordinator at The Bella Vita; developing and licensing residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs as well as coordinating website design, content management, and events. After leaving The Bella Vita in 2013, she went on to consult at multiple programs in the area working on program development and licensing. It was during that time she realized that if there was going to be change brought to the eating disorder field, a new approach and program was necessary.
She has also worked at Clearview Treatment where she developed their managed care program and assisted in developing the program and curriculum. Tammy trained clinicians and staff on working with insurance companies, utilization review, and developed protocols for ensuring clients were at the lowest level of care possible. She also led the charge for getting Joint Commission accreditation prior to leaving and beginning Keystone Treatment.
We discuss topics including:
- What is DBT?
- Who is DBT for?
- The four modules of DBT
- The difference between CBT and DBT
- Understanding RO-DBT
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