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Eating Disorders 101

Presented by Jennifer Lombardi, LMFT

Presenter Bio

Jennifer Lombardi, CEDS, MFT is a behavioral health manager II for Kaiser Permanente, and provides oversight for eating disorder and adult IOP services for the North Valley Service area. She has been with KP since January 2019, where she started as a primary therapist and eventually transitioned into her first leadership role at the Stockton EDIOP. She transferred to Sacramento in May 2022 and continued her BHM I role, overseeing EDIOP, hospital-based care for eating disorder patients, and eventually oversaw the expansion to include specialty lanes of care for pediatric and adult patients with eating disorders. Most recently, she accepted the role of BHM II, and will continue to support eating disorder and adult IOP services. Prior to joining Kaiser, she co-founded Empathic Way Treatment Center, in Roseville, California, an outpatient clinic that provides individual, family and couples counseling for individuals and their loved ones struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, mood disorders and exercise compulsion, as well as consulting services for triage and assessment. In addition to her clinical practice, Jen has also served as former Executive Director and a National Recovery Advocate for Eating Recovery Center.

Jen has extensive training in the field of eating disorders, including completing her certification in Family Based Treatment (FBT). She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, as well as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, trained in the experiential work developed by author and research professor, Dr. Brenè Brown. She uses the Daring Way™ method, a highly experiential methodology, to work with individuals struggling with shame, vulnerability, and self-compassion, particularly individuals struggling with eating disorders.

In addition to her work in the field of eating disorders, she has worked with at-risk youth, provided court-mandated counseling for families, conducted forensic assessments, and completed training programs in CBT, DBT and ACT. She enjoys working with individuals with trauma, anxiety and depression, as well as complex family issues.

Jen attended California State University, Sacramento, where she received her undergraduate degree in Government/Journalism and her Master’s in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.

Overview of eating disorder etiology, levels of care and nuances of engaging adult versus pediatric patient and their caregivers

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how biology and temperament play a role in development and maintenance of eating disorders
  2. Describe Family Based Treatment (FBT) and the value of this evidence-based model of care
  3. Identify at least one other evidence-based modality and the benefits for incorporating into treatment

Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.

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