Gina M. Bongiorno, LMFT is a senior therapist and manager of the Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) program at the UCSD Eating Disorder Center. Using her expertise in eating and substance use disorders, trauma, and grief as well as specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gina developed the comprehensive, evidence-based COD track.
Gina obtained her Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego, where she was the recipient of the Award of Distinction and the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego and a consultant for trauma-informed care.
Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference IV: Eating Disorders, Addiction & Co-Occurring Issues
“Demystifying the Whack-a-Mole: Unique Considerations for the Treatment of Co-occurring Eating and Substance Use Disorders” – December 5, 2019
Melissa walks into an eating disorders clinic absolutely terrified. She has been binging, purging and restricting since she was 12, but this is her first time in eating disorder treatment and the first attempt at recovery from co-occurring disorders.
She was in rehab for her alcohol and cocaine use last year but did not address the patterns of eating that have caused her…Read the Article