Psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, and families.





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    Bridget Whitlow, MS, LMFT (California MFC #47928) is a licensed psychotherapist that provides psychotherapy for adolescent and adult individuals, couples, families, and groups. Bridget has clinical expertise in the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. She is trained in multiple treatment modalities, including family-based "Maudsley" therapy, cognitive processing therapy, exposure and response prevention, and the comprehensive model for behavioral treatment. Throughout her clinical training, Bridget has also been actively involved in research projects and worked recently as one of the lead clinicians at UCSD Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program on a multi-site NIMH study that compared two types of family therapy for adolescents with anorexia. Bridget has also served as the clinical director of outpatient services at New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center in Sausalito and currently she is in private practice. She also actively serves as the Immediate Past President for EDRS, Inc. and as a Social Media Committee Co-Chair with the Academy for Eating Disorders. Bridget previously served as the Education Chair for the San Diego chapter of the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). Bridget earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, where she conducted research on twin-sibling competition for her masters thesis. She completed her undergraduate work at Mills College and was awarded the Zimmer Prize upon graduation for academic excellence and community service.



    M.S., Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University

    B.A., Psychology and Women's Studies, Mills College

              Mills College Crew

              Mills College Cross County


    Clinical and Professional Experience

    Private Practice

    Baywell Psychiatry Group

    San Francisco Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy

    New Dawn Eating Disorder Recovery Center

    UCSD Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Center

    UCSF Treatment Research Center (Smoking Cessation)

    The McAuley Institute Adolescent Inpatient & Day Treatment

    St. Mary's Medical Center Palliative Care Consult Service Team

    University of San Francisco TAPS Research Associate and Home Interviewer

    Haight Ashbury Psychological Services

    Aids Health Project, HIV Test Counselor

    Lifelines Breast Cancer Support Volunteer

    Neurobehavioral Research Inc., Research Associate and EEG Technician

    Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Group Facilitator


    Peer Reviewed Publications

    Fein, G., Whitlow, B., & Finn, P. (2004). Mismatch negativity: no difference between controls and abstinent alcoholics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28, 137-142.

    McGuire, S., Segal, N., Whitlow, B., Gill, P., & Clausen, J. (2010). Sibling Trust and Trustworthiness. In Rotenberg (Ed.), Trust and Trustworthiness During Childhood and Adolescence. New York: Cambridge University Press.


    Professional Services

    Education Chair Board Member, San Diego Chapter, International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Event Organizer: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

    Past President, Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.

    Resources Chair, Secretary, and Social Media Board Member, Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.

    Social Media Committee Co-Chair, Academy for Eating Disorders


    Specialized Professional Training

    Systemic Family Therapy Certification, James Lock, Liz Dodge, Kerri Boutelle, Elise Curry, International Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Study

    Multiple Family Therapy with Ivan Eisler, developer of family-based therapy or the "Maudsley Approach"

    Cognitive Processing Therapy, La Jolla Veterans Affairs

    International OCD Foundation's Behavior Therapy Training Institute, UCLA

    Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, University of Chicago


    Professional Affiliations

    Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)

    Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED)

    California Association of Marriage and Famlily Therapists (CAMFT)

    Greater Good Science Center

    International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

    Marin County Psychological Association (MCPA)

    Northern California Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Network (NCCBT)

    Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders