Dr. Deah Schwartz has more than 30 years of experience using therapeutic art, music, drama and recreation activities in a variety of clinical and educational settings including Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, Walnut Creek Hospital, Oakgrove Adolescent Hospital and worked with patients diagnosed with eating disorders, body dissatisfaction and affective disorders. Deah was a professor of Expressive Arts and Recreation Therapy at San Francisco State University for ten years, specialized in Health and Wellness, and supervised the clinical internship program for undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Schwartz’s academic and clinical background, coupled with her fervent belief in size acceptance, has resulted in co-authoring the “Leftovers Workbook/DVD set,” a unique expressive arts therapy curriculum for therapists, and educators training therapists, in the fields of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction. Dr. Deah is the author of the syndicated blog, Dr. Deah’s Tasty Morsels, which focuses on strategies for self acceptance, health at every size®, and developing healthier relationships with food and physical activity and challenging cultural definitions for beauty.
Read Deah’s posts, here.