Paint the Rainbow: Expressive Arts as Eating Disorder Treatment With the Queer Community

This presentation will cover the use of expressive arts therapy as an intervention for eating disorder treatment in the 2sLGBTQIA+ community. The use of expressive arts is well documented academically but rarely fully discussed and often seen as “in addition to” rather than the main treatment. This presentation will outline how expressive arts therapy can become more central to eating disorder healing and elevate the deep introspection often needed in Queer Eating Disorder clients.