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Dr. Karen Roberts Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Anita Federici

PhD, CPsych, FAED

Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation, a private Clinic specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. She has an established reputation for her work as a therapist, clinical trainer, researcher, program director and consultant.

A distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Dr. Federici is a recognized authority on eating disorder treatment and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Her work has been presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters. She also serves as the elected Co-Chair for the Suicide and DBT Special Interest Group for the Academy for Eating Disorders. In 2019, Dr. Federici was awarded Businesswoman of the Year by the Meridian Women of Excellence Committee for her outstanding contributions to the community and to the province. She has had a considerable impact on the field through her leadership and expertise.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Federici has developed a robust training program, a wide network of allied health professionals, and a treatment centre in an underserved and rural region of Ontario. She has provided more than 100 lectures, workshops, and invited talks on eating disorders, DBT, the adaptation DBT for EDs, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and personality disorders. Known for her engaging and authentic style of training, Anita has become a highly sought-after consultant for numerous hospitals and community-based organizations across North America who are seeking to improve treatment programs or expand access.