Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions

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(Information on Hungers & Compulsions, taught in 2018-2019, can be found here)




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Click here for the EDCAS 2020-2021 brochure.

The new EDCAS program for 2020-2021, FALSE BODIES, FALSE SELVES, is now accepting applications. This course will accept online and in-person participants.



EDCAS RECAST 2019-2020

EDCAS RECAST will be held on every other Friday from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the William Alanson White Institute, 20 West 74thSt., New York, NY 10023. The focus will be on presenting and discussing clinical material from facilitators and participants to illuminate various topics of interest with one to two articles of reading for each meeting. Readings will be sent out via email. If you have questions contact Jon Auman at or Jean Petrucelli at


The tuition for the program is $ 2,100.  To register and hold a space a $200 deposit is required before Friday, August 30th. There is a $500 discount for any returning EDCAS student.   Registration will be limited so it is advisable to register early. To sign up you can register at



The program will include 38 CE/CMEs for Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, LPs, LMHCs and LMFTs.



Jean Petrucelli -Director

Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Steering Committee – Jacqueline Ferraro, Carrie Gottlieb, Liz Halsted, Jill Howard, Sue Kolod, Gayle Lewis, Anne Malave, Stephanie Roth-Goldberg, Sarah Schoen and Janet Tintner.




Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm Dates:


  • SESSION 1:                                                      Friday, September 13th

Topic: Challenges to the Frame: When to Hold, Fold or Run

Leader: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D. & Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 2:                                                        Friday, September 27th

Topic: Getting Real: Inviting the Patient to Talk about the Way you Look

Leader: Janet Tintner, Psy.D.


  • SESSION 3:                                                        Friday, October 11th

Topic: Saving the Attachment at Any Price: Sex, Drugs, Cutting and Growing Up

Leader: Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H.


  • SESSION 4:                                                        Friday, October 25th

Topic:Dressing the Parts: Multiplicity, Body Image and Clothing

Leader: Liz Halsted, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 5:                                                        Friday, November 8th

Topic: The Tug of War between Identity and Desire: Gendered Identifications in Patient and Therapist

Leader: Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 6:                                                        Friday, November 22nd

Topic: Working with Dissociation as a Tool for Case Formulation: Coasting, Cruising, Chatting and the Body as a Barometer

Leader: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 7:                                                        Friday, December 6th

Topic: SHAME!

Leader: Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 8:                                                        Friday, December 20th

Topic: Timing Interventions within the press of the Interpersonal Field-- Now or Never

Leader: Anne Malave, Ph.D.



  • SESSION 9:                                                        Friday, January 10th

Topic: When Sex Isn’t Sex: Conceptualization and Treatment of High Risk  Behaviors among College Students and Young Adult Patients

Leader: Carrie Gottlieb, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 10:                                                      Friday, January 24th

Topic: 'Moving' off the Couch: Reclaiming Exercise from Symptom to Solution

Leader: Stephanie Roth-Goldberg, LCSW


  • SESSION 11:                                                     Friday, February 7th

Topic: Compulsive Shopping, Packing & Money

Leader: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D. & Ricardo Rieppi, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 12:                                                      Friday, February 21st

Topic: The Use of Food in the Context of Chronic Illness

Leader: Gayle Lewis, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 13:                                                      Friday, March 6th

Topic: From cisgender to transgender, heterosexual to pansexual: the interface  of gender, sexuality, and eating problems

Leader: Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 14:                                                      Friday, March 20th

Topic: The Body Knows: Treating Trauma, Eating Disorders, and Substance Abuse Through Somatic Experience

Leader: Elizabeth Halsted, Ph.D. & Steven Tublin, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 15:                                                      Friday, April 3rd

Topic: Body Image and Older Women

Leader: Sue Kolod, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 16:                                                      Friday, April 17th

Topic: Working with Weed: Treatment Implications of Cannabis Use Amidst Cultural and Legal Shifts

Leader: Steven Tublin, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 17:                                                      Friday, May 1st

Topic: Metta-analysis: Infusing our work with loving kindness and mindfulness to alleviate suffering

Leader: Ann B. Chanler, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 18:                                                      Friday, May 15th

Topic: When the Therapist Dreams about the Patient

Leader: Sue Kolod, Ph.D.


  • SESSION 19:                                                      Friday, May 29th

Topic: Gifts: Receiving, Giving and Unwrapping the Meaning

Leader: Jill Howard, Ph.D.