Contact us:

Weight Management &
Eating Disorders Research Program

Mailing address:
Campus Box 8134
660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110

Campus addresses:

11th Floor McDonnell Pediatric Research Building (MPRB)
4905 Children's Place
St Louis, MO 63110

T: 314-286-0076
F: 314-286-2091

Harnessing Technology for Training Clinicians to Deliver Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Recruitment Starting Summer 2014

Through generous funding from the National Eating Disorders Association’s Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research & Training, we are developing the first guided online training program for interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), an evidence-based treatment for bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and subclinical eating disorders. In collaboration with Stanford University and Rutgers University, we are also developing an innovative procedure for providing ongoing supervision using a novel telephone-based simulation assessment. Combined, the guided online training program and the telephone-based simulation assessment will increase our ability to train clinicians to the highest quality through streamlined training and assessments that conserve person-based resources. Twenty therapists will be recruited from college or university-based counseling centers in Missouri. Assessments will be conducted before training, post-training, and after therapists deliver IPT to two eating disorder patients.

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Inclusion criteria

  1. College or university-based counseling center therapists in Missouri
  2. Access to the Internet