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Anita Johnston, PHD

Anita Johnston

Anita Johnston, Ph.D. (www.DrAnitaJohnston.com) is Director of the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii which she co-founded in 1982, Clinical Director and Founder of  ‘Ai Pono Eating Disorders Programs in Honolulu, and Senior Advisor and Clinical Consultant for Focus Center for Eating Disorders in Tennessee. In 1986, she developed Hawaii's first in-patient eating disorders treatment program at Kahi Mohala Hospital.

Dr. Johnston is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling and an international speaker and workshop leader with a private practice in Kailua, Hawaii. 
 

http://www.aipono.com/


Online Courses and DVDs

Soul Hunger: Treating Eating Disorders with Imagery and Metaphor

Soul Hunger: Treating Eating Disorders with Imagery and Metaphor

1.5 CE's This presentation by Anita Johnston, PHD explores disordered eating behaviors as symbolic of deeper yearnings and longings and demonstrates how to use metaphor to uncover and address these hidden hungers in a therapeutic setting. Thi...

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Body Talk: Using Metaphor to Treat Body Image and Eating Disorders

Body Talk: Using Metaphor to Treat Body Image and Eating Disorders

1.5 CE's When working with eating disorders, body image issues are often the first to show up and the last to leave. This presentation by Anita Johnston, PHD shows how to use metaphor to help clients shift their attention away from how they l...

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The Feminine Cycle: The Role of Menstruation in the Etiology and Treatment of ED

The Feminine Cycle: The Role of Menstruation in the Etiology and Treatment of ED

1.5 CE's This presentation by Anita Johnston, PHD explores how modern western culture’s disregard for the significance of menarche has contributed to the emergence of eating disorders and negative body image in girls and women. Ways of ...

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