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2014-2015 One Year Comprehensive Program

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The EDCAS program is a 34‐week comprehensive course of study. The program focuses on integrating principles of interpersonal psychoanalysis with other treatment modalities. Theory and clinical casework are explored in the areas of eating disorders and disordered eating issues, body image, affect regulation, addiction to substances, relationships, exercise, and internet use. The curriculum combines 36 classes of didactic and clinical seminars, guest lectures, case conferences, individual and/or group supervision, and an off ‐site cooking and networking event. Its aim is to provide a concentrated, practice‐oriented educational experience to mental health professionals who want to use the interpersonal perspective in working with people who have eating disorders, compulsions, or addictions.


Each participant will be assigned a mentor who will be available for consultation and support throughout the program. Individual and group supervisory consultation are optional for program participants and offered in the private offices of the program faculty for a period of 20 weeks for a reduced fee of $60 per session for individual and $40 for group. This is a separate fee from program tuition. Participants are invited to attend the EDCAS Clinical Service meetings.


Classes for the year-long program begin in September and are held on Fridays between 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the White Institute. This program is offered every other year and is being offered again in 2016.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Jean Petrucelli at 212-724-9447 or




In September 2013 the EDCAS program offered clinical discussion groups, called "Clinical Forums" for EDCAS students who wanted to continue their education. These groups were held on 10 Fridays from 2:00 – 3:30pm at the William Alanson White Institute, Rm 3A. The focus was on presenting and discussing clinical material to illuminate various topics of interest with one to two articles of reading for each meeting. There were 10 sessions and the fee was $675. Discussion group size was limited! New students were required to submit a CV, and a statement of interest. If you have any questions please contact me directly at




Jean Petrucelli, EDCAS Director and Co-FounderJean Petrucelli and the Steering Committee – Jacqueline Ferraro, Carrie Gottlieb, Liz Halsted, Jill Howard, Sue Kolod, Anne Malave, Sarah Schoen and Janet Tintner.