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CSAB is a treatment center for people with diagnosed feeding and eating disorders, as well as those who grapple with concerns around body image, weight, exercising, “healthy” eating, and similar concerns. CSAB is also a training center for professionals who currently work or want to work with people with these presenting issues.

Professional Development
Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia

The Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia was established as a division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in 1979 and is the oldest non-profit eating disorders clinic in New York City.

2023-2024 Workshops and Seminars

Workshops, seminars, and professional development offerings will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Introduction to Eating Disorders
  • CBT and DBT Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Eating Disorders
  • Working with Parents in an Attachment Theory Perspective
  • The Use of Nutrition Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment
  • The Role of Family in Eating Disorder Treatment
  • Race and Eating Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ Identity and Eating Disorders
  • How do Movement and Exercise Fit in Recovery?
  • The Intersection of Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders
  • The Role of Trauma in Eating Disorders
  • Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders
  • Higher Levels of Care in Eating Disorder Treatment

Past and Present Faculty & Advisors Include:

Jill E. Daino, LCSW, Co-Director
Jacob Pine, LCSW, Co-Director
Esther Altmann, PhD
Beth Brodsky, PhD
Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT
Lisa DeFeciani, PhD
Thomas Hildebrandt, PsyD
Mary Anne Lowell, LCSW
Linda Meaney, LCSW
John Morrow, LCSW, BCD
Ibbits Newhall, MA
Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED, CEDS
Jill M. Pollack, LCSW, BCD, Former Director
Judith Rabinor, PhD
Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CEDRD
Karen Rosewater, MD
Marissa Sappho, LCSW
Carol Zale, MD
Doug Bunnell, PhD
Naomi Haber, LCSW
Allison Jupiter, LCSW-R, CEDS
Claudia Paradise, LCSW
Lynn Schultz, LCSW
Susan Souder, LCSW
Victoria Wurman, LCSW
Katie Taylor, PhD
Erin Williams, PhD
Margo Levin, PhD
Donna Silbert, PhD
Jill Stolbach, LCSW
Donna Fish, LCSW
Sarah Meehan, LCSW
Martha Broderick, LCSW
Ilene Fishman, LCSW
Cate Hickey, LMHC
Shameeka Mattis-Pinard, LCSW
Rebecca Mattis-Pinard, Ed. M.
Dolly Moon, MA, LCSW, BCD
Jessica Slatus, LCSW
Jeannie Elder, LCSW
Emily Rosenthal, LCSW
Norman Kim, PhD
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