Episode 49: Dr. Leslie Anderson: Complex and Abnormal Eating Disorders

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Leslie Karwoski Anderson and they discuss abnormal and complex eating disorders. Kathy and Dr. Anderson talk about complicated and atypical presentations, such as when a young child comes to your office, or when an older adult looks for treatment, or when someone presents with multiple co-morbid types of behaviors.

Dr. Anderson has just published the Clinical Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders along with Dr. Stuart Murray and Dr. Walter Kaye.

Dr. Leslie Karwoski Anderson is a clinical associate professor and training director at UCSD Eating Disorders Center. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, and completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. Before coming to UCSD, she held a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington, was a supervisor in Marsha Linehan’s DBT training clinic, and was a staff psychologist at the DBT Center of Seattle. She currently oversees the training and clinical supervision of the UCSD EDC staff, and conducts individual, family and group therapy for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and EDNOS. Her research interests are in treatment development, evaluation, and outcomes, especially with regards to adaptations of DBT and FBT, and she has published many journal articles and two books in this area. She frequently gives talks and workshops on DBT, eating disorders, suicidality, and related topics in the community and at national conferences. She is currently serving as the co-chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders SIG Oversight Committee, and is a member of the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee.

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