The EDCAS 33-week (53 class hours) comprehensive program combines didactic and clinical seminars, guest lectures, case conferences, and individual and/or group supervision. 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. This one-year course of study will focus on integrating principles of interpersonal psychoanalysis with other treatment modalities. Theory and clinical casework will be explored in the areas of eating disorders and disordered eating issues, addiction to substances, relationships, exercise, internet use, body image, and affect regulation. All classes will integrate clinical case material. Case material by participants will be encouraged.
All faculty and supervisors are graduates of the William Alanson White Institute, with the exception of guest faculty from other institutes or disciplines. Participants are invited to attend the EDCAS Clinical Service meetings. Each participant will be assigned a mentor who will be available for consultation and support throughout the program. Individual and group supervisory consultation is 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.