Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions

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2016-2017 One Year Comprehensive Program

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The EDCAS program is a 35 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 licensed program participants and offered in the private offices of the program faculty for a period of 20 weeks for a reduced fee of $65 per session for individual and $45 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 on September 9th 2016 and are held on Fridays between 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the White Institute.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Rich Herman at 212-873-0725 or or Dr. Jean Petrucelli at 212-724-9447 or