Rebecca Cooper

25151 Calle Alondra Lake Forest, California
Phone: (949) 280-6606

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
PhD. Candidate, Holistic Theology
American Institute of Holistic Theology
August 2014
Certified Clinical Forensic Counseling, February 2001
American College
Diplomate of Clinical Forensic Counseling
June 2004
M.A., Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
August 1997
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and Supervisor Chair
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
November 2006
Bachelor of Arts
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
December 1983
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), 2009
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), 2012
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
World Certificate for Psychotherapy, 2014
World Council for Psychotherapy
Entrepreneur / International Speaker / Business Owner / Therapist / Author, January 1999 – Present
Founder, Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs™
Founder, Rebecca’s Eating Disorder Foundation (Non-Profit 501c.3)
International Speaker (Portugal, Israel, Argentina, Panama, . . . )
Author, Diets Don’t Work®
Wrote, copyrighted and implemented structured eating disorder program for recovery homes, treatment centers, therapists and counselors.
Managed start up business and staff of twenty.
Produced educational movies, guided imagery CDs, and DVDs.
1st President of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals in Orange County, CA.
IAEDP approved Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor.
May 2013, Rebecca was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alumni of Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
Ms. Cooper was nominated for Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award on May 21, 2009.
In October 2004, Rebecca was honored as the Rising Star in Business by WomanSage©, an event sponsored by the University of California at Irvine Medical Center.
International Speaker and Lecturer since 2007:
World Congress for Psychotherapy, The Epigenetics and Neurochemical Etiology of Eating Disorders, August 25-29, 2014, Durban, South Africa.

Emmanuel Church, Celebrate Recovery, August 20, 2014, Paramount, CA.Binge Eating Disorder

Association (BEDA), Brain Chemistry and BED, April 24-26, 2014, Denver, Colorado.

International World Family Therapy Congress, ‘Current Eating Disorder Technological Research and Treatment Implications’, March 5-8, 2014, Panama City, Panama.

Behavioral Health Services, ‘Etiology, Neuroscience and Treatment of Eating Disorders for Licensed Professionals Training’, February 20, 2014, Orange County, California.

Chapman University, ‘Eating Disorder Training for Professionals’, December 3, 2013, Orange, CA
NAADAC Conference, ‘Eating Disorders and Brain Neurochemistry,’ October 11–14, 2013, Atlanta, GA
2013 World Mental Health Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, ‘The Etiology of Eating Disorders’, August 25-28, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy, ‘The Etiology of Eating Disorders’, July 22-24, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
Annual Southeastern Eating Disorder Conference, ‘The Etiology of Eating Disorders’, February 21-22, 2013, Birmingham, AL
The XI World Family Therapy Congress, ‘Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders’, February 19-20, 2013, Orlando, FL
Evolution of Addiction Treatment, ‘Healing the Brain in Recovery’, February 7-10, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
International Conference on Treatment Modalities for Eating Disorders, ‘Food Addiction or Eating Disorder’, February 4-5, 2013, Jerusalem, Israel
Palm Cornerstone Workshop, ‘Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Addictions’, November 20, 2012, Orange County, CA
Creative Care Conference, ‘Diet, Disordered Eating, Eating Disorder or Food Addiction?’, October 13, 2012, Palm Springs, CA
NCAD Conference, ‘Brain Chemistry and Eating Disorders’, September 27 – October 1, 2012, Orlando, FL
NAFC Conference, ‘Addictions, Eating Disorders and Food Addictions’, September 9-13, 2012, Las Vegas, NV
Betty Ford Training, ‘Co-morbidity of Eating Disorders and Substance Dependency’, February 9, 2012, Palm Springs, CA
Evolution of Addiction Treatment, ‘Addiction, Eating Disorders, and Food Addiction’, December 11, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
Annual Southeastern Eating Disorder Conference, ‘Brain Chemistry and Eating Disorders’, February 17-19, 2011, Georgia Conference Center, GA
CAADAC, ‘Food Addiction; the Pre and Post Addiction’, September 30 – October 3, 2010, Irvine, California
The Breaker’s Moment of Change: Intervention—Approaches for Professionals, ‘Recognizing Eating Disorders When Doing an Intervention for Substance Abuse’, September 27-30, 2010. Palm Beach, Florida
Fullerton University, ‘Types of Eating Disorders’, April 5th, 2010, Fullerton, CA
Pepperdine University, ‘The Many Faces of Eating Disorders’, March 5, 2010, Irvine, CA
Southeast Eating Disorder Conference, ‘What Part Does Addiction Play in Eating Disorders’, February 11, 2010, Atlanta, GA
Teleseminar, ‘Eating and Emotions: How to Gain Control of Food and Your Life’, January 27, 2010, Virtual
Ben Franklin Institute, ‘The Hidden Addiction: Sugar’, Oct. 22-25, 2009 Scottsdale, AZ
Moment of Change Interventionist Conference, ‘How to Tell if your Substance Abuse Client also has an Eating Disorder’, September 28-30, 2009, Palm Beach, FL
Summit for Clinical Excellence, ‘Internalizing Healthy Eating Behaviors’, June 4-7, 2009, Las Vegas, NV
California Counseling Association Conference, ‘Eating Disorder Causes and Treatment’, February 14-15, 2009, Santa Clara, CA

Television and Media Appearances:
Healthy Life Radio with Ana Weber, ‘Understanding Eating Disorders,’ February 10, 2014, Podcast/Radio/Internet
ABC-7 TV, ‘Behind the Headlines,’ February 5, 2014, San Francisco, CA
KQCA TV, Live Segment – Dieting During the Holidays, November 12, 2013, Sacramento CA
WVIA Public TV, The ‘Call the Doctor Show,’ Live Call in Discussion about Binge Eating Disorder and Forms of Disordered Eating, September 17, 2013,  Pittson, PA
Fox 43, Live Segment on Eating Disorders, September 16, 2013 Harrisburg, PA
CBS TV, The Facts And Fallacies Of Eating Disorders, May 30, 2013, Minneapolis, MN
Fox 9 Twin Cities TV, Binge Eating and Obesity, May 29, 2013, St Louis, MN
Fox 12 News TV, Disordered Eating and Diets, May 29, 2013, Mankato, MN
San Diego 6 News TV, Stress Eating During the Holidays, December 6, 2012, San Diego, CA
Turner Broadcasting, “Good Morning Palm Springs”, September 22, 2012, Palm Springs, CA
Epodcast Network Interview with Rebecca Cooper, August 3, 2012
KMOV TV, “Great Day Saint Louis”, Interview with Rebecca Cooper, April 26, 2012, St . Louis, MO
NBC News, Eating Disorder Awareness, February 7, 2012, Phoenix, AZ
KUSI TV, Interview with Rebecca Cooper, January 20, 2012, San Diego, CA
Lifetime TV, ‘Starving Secrets’ December 7, 2011, National Broadcast
Trinity Broadcasting Network, ‘Joy In Our Town’, April 20, 2011, Costa Mesa, CA
Three Steps Forward Radio/Internet Show with Deidre Hughey, ‘Disordered Eating’, March 31, 2011
Kababyayan TV, ‘The Dieting Culture’, February 28, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
FOX NEWS in the Morning, ‘Food Addiction’, February 20, 2011, Channel 6 San Diego, CA
Radio Interview, ‘ehealthradio &’, January 15th, 2011.
CNN HLN TV, ‘Focuses on California’s Best and Most Interesting News Stories’, December 23, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
CNN Interview with Brad Pomererance, December 1, 2010
Governor’s Conference, Book Signing, October 24-25-26, Long Beach, CA
Guest on radio/web shows; Let’s Talk Recovery (, 2010
Guest on The Tony Aiello Show on, 2010
Guest on The Chris Schroeder Show on, 2010
FOX News Documentary on Drunkanorexia, 2009
Bravo Network, Guest Psychotherapist on WorkOut2 episode 205 and 206, 2009
Author of Several Published Articles About Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating:
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Sugar Addiction, (August 2013), The Woman’s Connection
Eating Disorders and Older Women, (March 2013),
7 Tips to Finding a Quality Eating Disorder Treatment Program, (July, 2012) Huffington Post
Male Anorexia, (April, 2012), Huffington Post
Identifying Eating Disorders, (July 2011), Los Angeles Jewish Journal
Ask the Experts, (December 2011), Parenting OC Magazine
Eating Disorders can be Deadly, (November 2010, Issue 75), Costco Connection
Holiday Tips for Sensible Eating, (October 2010), Denver Post (2009-Present) Eating Disorder Specialist Articles
Relationships and Recovery, (Spring 2009, vol 7, no 2) Eating Disorders Recovery Today, pg.10. (2007-Present), Eating Disorder Specialist Therapist, Monthly Question and Answers
Dieting or Eating Disorder?, (Issue 10, 2007), Image Magazine, pg. 27.
Dieting or Eating Disorder?, (Issue 9, 2007), Image Magazine, pg. 17.
Dieting or Eating Disorder?, (Issue 8, 2007), Image Magazine, pg. 31.
Starving for Perfection, (March 2007), Body Beautiful, pgs. 28-31.
Stopping the Viscous Cycle, (April 2004), Recovering Times, Ed 52, pg 1.
Understanding the Binge Cycle, (April 2004), Recovery Today, vol9, no4, pg 5.
Why Diets Don’t Work, (March, 2004), Recovering Times, Ed 51, pg. 1.
Filling the Void, (Fall 2000), South Coast Magazine,
Rebecca’s House (March 7, 2005), The Orange County Register, pg. 4.
The Binge Cycle: Breaking Free, (Spring 2004), Eating Disorders Today by Gurze Books, vol 2,no 3, pg 4.
Why Diets Don’t Work, (February 2004), Steps for Recovery, pg. 8, 13.
Relationships Other than Food, (December 2003), Recovery Today, vol 8, no12, pg. 14.
Why Diets Don’t Work, (November 2003), Steps for Recovery, pg. 10.
Dealing with Eating Disorders during the Holidays, (December 2003), Steps for Recovery, pg. 10.
Relationships and Recovery, (Winter 2003), Eating Disorders Today by Gurze Books, vol 2, no 2, pg. 10.
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
American Association of Behavioral Therapists
American Association of Marriage Family Therapists (AAMFT)
American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)
California Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Clinical Forensic Counseling
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp)
International Family Therapy Association (IFTA)
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
World Federation for Mental HealthWorld Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN)

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