International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

San Diego Chapter

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IAEDP San Diego is here to promote a high level of professionalism among practitioners who treat those suffering from eating disorders by promoting ethical and professional standards, offering education and training in the field, certifying those who have met prescribed requirements, promoting public and professional awareness of eating disorders and assisting in prevention efforts.

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June 20th!

Wednesday, June 20th
8:30 – 10:30am
Good Samaritan Church of La Jolla
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
$10 IAEDP Members & Students
$15 for Non-members
**Pay at the Door via Credit Card, Cash, Check**

1 CEU offered for LCSW & LMFT 
Light breakfast provided
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Forgiveness as a Tool for Empowerment and Healing in Therapy

Crystal St. John

The concept of forgiveness has been general in respect to the language of clinical therapy and as a tool for intervention; however the impact can be highly effective as a resource of empowerment and healing for clients struggling with eating disorders. I would like to open the discussion of conceptualizing and understanding forgiveness as a technique and tool with evidence to support client’s progress in restoring healing in the sense of safety and identity within self and interpersonal relationships, as well as emphasize how to appropriately and effectively implement this in care for individuals struggling.


Crystal St. John works as both Program director and therapist for Center For Discovery’s adult women’s residential treatment facility in Del Mar. Crystal incorporates evidence-based treatment modalities that include dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Restoration Therapy through the lens of a strengths-based approach. Crystal obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in San Diego, California. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a compassionate clinician who believes in helping individuals and their families work through their pain to develop the hope they need for long-lasting recovery and healing. She has experience working with a broad range of issues, including eating disorders, women’s health and issues, family and couples issues, moo and anxiety disorders, substance abuse and PTSD.

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