Leslie Anderson

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Leslie Karwoski Anderson is a Clinical Associate Professor, Training Director at UCSD Eating Disorders Center, DBT- Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™, and trainer for Behavioral Tech. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, and completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. Before coming to UCSD, she held a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington, was a supervisor in Marsha Linehan's DBT training clinic, and was a staff psychologist at the DBT Center of Seattle. She currently oversees the training and clinical supervision of the UCSD EDC staff, and conducts individual, family and group therapy for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and EDNOS. Her research interests are in treatment development, evaluation, and outcomes, especially with regards to adaptations of DBT and FBT, and she has published many journal articles and two books in this area, including the Clinical Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders. She frequently gives talks and workshops on DBT, eating disorders, suicidality, and related topics in the community and at national conferences. She has served in several leadership roles within the Academy of Eating Disorders, and is the co-editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

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    1. Effects of borderline personality disorder symptoms on dialectical behavior therapy outcomes for eating disorders. Personal Disord. 2024 Mar; 15(2):146-156. Denning DM, Ciotti V, Gioia A, Viranda T, Reilly EE, Berner LA, Velkoff EA, Anderson LK, Kaye WH, Wierenga CE, Brown TA. PMID: 37589688; PMCID: PMC10873472.
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    2. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention 2022 Year in Review Statement from the Editors. Eat Disord. 2023 Mar-Apr; 31(2):103-105. Anderson LK, Cook-Cottone C. PMID: 37052049.
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    3. Evaluating the use of lamotrigine to reduce mood lability and impulsive behaviors in adults with chronic and severe eating disorders. Eat Weight Disord. 2022 Jun; 27(5):1775-1785. Reilly EE, Berner LA, Trunko ME, Schwartz T, Anderson LK, Krueger A, Yu X, Chen JY, Cusack A, Nakamura T, Kaye WH. PMID: 35298791; PMCID: PMC9123051.
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    4. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention 2021 Year in Review Statement from the Editors. Eat Disord. 2022 Mar-Apr; 30(2):117-120. Cook-Cottone C, Anderson LK. PMID: 35274600.
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    5. Changes in cognitive and behavioral control after lamotrigine and intensive dialectical behavioral therapy for severe, multi-impulsive bulimia nervosa: an fMRI case study. Eat Weight Disord. 2022 Jun; 27(5):1919-1928. Berner LA, Reilly EE, Yu X, Krueger A, Trunko ME, Anderson LK, Chen J, Simmons AN, Kaye WH. PMID: 34661882; PMCID: PMC9122851.
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    6. Eating disorders: the journal of treatment and prevention 2020 year in review statement from the editors. Eat Disord. 2021 May 20; 1-4. Cook-Cottone C, Anderson LK. PMID: 34014149.
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    7. Early predictors of treatment outcome in a partial hospital program for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2020 09; 53(9):1550-1555. Brown TA, Murray SB, Anderson LK, Kaye WH. PMID: 32662119.
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    8. Dialectical behavioral therapy for the treatment of adolescent eating disorders: a review of existing work and proposed future directions. Eat Disord. 2020 Mar-Apr; 28(2):122-141. Reilly EE, Orloff NC, Luo T, Berner LA, Brown TA, Claudat K, Kaye WH, Anderson LK. PMID: 32301680.
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    9. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders: State of the Research and New Directions. Eat Disord. 2020 Mar-Apr; 28(2):97-100. Brown TA, Wisniewski L, Anderson LK. PMID: 32301685.
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    10. Correlates of co-occurring eating disorders and substance use disorders: a case for dialectical behavior therapy. Eat Disord. 2020 Mar-Apr; 28(2):142-156. Claudat K, Brown TA, Anderson L, Bongiorno G, Berner LA, Reilly E, Luo T, Orloff N, Kaye WH. PMID: 32301683.
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    11. Naturalistic outcomes for a day-hospital programme in a mixed diagnostic sample of adolescents with eating disorders. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2020 03; 28(2):199-210. Reilly EE, Rockwell RE, Ramirez AL, Anderson LK, Brown TA, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH. PMID: 31925866.
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    12. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention 2019 year in review statement from the editors. Eat Disord. 2020 Jan-Feb; 28(1):1-5. Anderson LK, Cook-Cottone C. PMID: 32138635.
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    13. Emotion Regulation Difficulties During and After Partial Hospitalization Treatment Across Eating Disorders. Behav Ther. 2020 05; 51(3):401-412. Brown TA, Cusack A, Berner LA, Anderson LK, Nakamura T, Gomez L, Trim J, Chen JY, Kaye WH. PMID: 32402256; PMCID: PMC7225176.
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    14. Differences in emotion regulation difficulties among adults and adolescents across eating disorder diagnoses. J Clin Psychol. 2018 10; 74(10):1867-1873. Anderson LK, Claudat K, Cusack A, Brown TA, Trim J, Rockwell R, Nakamura T, Gomez L, Kaye WH. PMID: 29756232.
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    15. Efficacy of a partial hospital programme for adults with eating disorders. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2018 05; 26(3):241-252. Brown TA, Cusack A, Anderson LK, Trim J, Nakamura T, Trunko ME, Kaye WH. PMID: 29542211.
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    16. Eating disorders: The journal of treatment and prevention new editors' vision statement. Eat Disord. 2018 Mar-Apr; 26(2):105-106. Cook-Cottone C, Anderson LK. PMID: 29589819.
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    17. An open trial targeting emotional eating among adolescents with overweight or obesity. Eat Disord. 2018 Jan-Feb; 26(1):79-91. Boutelle KN, Braden A, Knatz-Peck S, Anderson LK, Rhee KE. PMID: 29384462.
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    18. The Impact of Alexithymia on Emotion Dysregulation in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa over Time. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2018 Mar; 26(2):150-155. Brown TA, Avery JC, Jones MD, Anderson LK, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH. PMID: 29266572.
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    19. Treating Eating Disorders at Higher Levels of Care: Overview and Challenges. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2017 Aug; 19(8):48. Anderson LK, Reilly EE, Berner L, Wierenga CE, Jones MD, Brown TA, Kaye WH, Cusack A. PMID: 28653117.
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    20. Psychometric Evaluation and Norms for the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) in a Clinical Eating Disorders Sample. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2017 09; 25(5):411-416. Brown TA, Berner LA, Jones MD, Reilly EE, Cusack A, Anderson LK, Kaye WH, Wierenga CE. PMID: 28714581.
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    21. A Narrative Review of Outcome Studies for Residential and Partial Hospital-based Treatment of Eating Disorders. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2016 07; 24(4):263-76. Friedman K, Ramirez AL, Murray SB, Anderson LK, Cusack A, Boutelle KN, Kaye WH. PMID: 27062687.
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    22. Deconstructing "Atypical" Eating Disorders: an Overview of Emerging Eating Disorder Phenotypes. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Nov; 17(11):86. Murray SB, Anderson LK. PMID: 26377946.
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    23. Adapting Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Across Higher Levels of Patient Care. Eat Disord. 2015; 23(4):302-14. Murray SB, Anderson LK, Rockwell R, Griffiths S, Le Grange D, Kaye WH. PMID: 26011736.
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    24. The Integration of Family-Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa: Philosophical and Practical Considerations. Eat Disord. 2015; 23(4):325-35. Anderson LK, Murray SB, Ramirez AL, Rockwell R, Le Grange D, Kaye WH. PMID: 26009868.
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    25. Integrating Family-Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa: Preliminary Outcomes of an Open Pilot Trial. Eat Disord. 2015; 23(4):336-44. Murray SB, Anderson LK, Cusack A, Nakamura T, Rockwell R, Griffiths S, Kaye WH. PMID: 26009971.
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    26. An Introduction to the Special Issue on Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders. Eat Disord. 2015; 23(4):279-80. Murray SB, Anderson LK. PMID: 26068699.
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