Deborah Brenner-Liss, Ph.D., CEDS is the founder and director of the non-profit organization, Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders, which has existed in the SF Bay area since 1985. APTED supports professionals working in this specialty area, by putting on conferences, offering referral information to both clients and other professionals, and since 2007, APTED has had a training program and sliding-scale clinic.
Deborah Brenner-Liss has been licensed and in private practice, specializing in treating eating disorders and trauma, since 1980. She worked from 1980-1985 at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, in NY City, where she taught and supervised in their training program, was on the intake committee, and ran groups as well as working with individuals in recovery from eating disorders. She is a certified supervisor through IAEDP, and has supervised newer clinicians in this field for over 35 years.