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Leslie Anderson

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-534-8068
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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. Anderson LK, Claudat K, Cusack A, Brown TA, Trim J, Rockwell R, Nakamura T, Gomez L, Kaye WH. Differences in emotion regulation difficulties among adults and adolescents across eating disorder diagnoses. J Clin Psychol. 2018 Oct; 74(10):1867-1873. PMID: 29756232.
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    2. Brown TA, Cusack A, Anderson LK, Trim J, Nakamura T, Trunko ME, Kaye WH. Efficacy of a partial hospital programme for adults with eating disorders. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2018 05; 26(3):241-252. PMID: 29542211.
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    3. Cook-Cottone C, Anderson LK. Eating disorders: The journal of treatment and prevention new editors' vision statement. Eat Disord. 2018 Mar-Apr; 26(2):105-106. PMID: 29589819.
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    4. Boutelle KN, Braden A, Knatz-Peck S, Anderson LK, Rhee KE. An open trial targeting emotional eating among adolescents with overweight or obesity. Eat Disord. 2018 Jan-Feb; 26(1):79-91. PMID: 29384462.
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    5. Brown TA, Avery JC, Jones MD, Anderson LK, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH. 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. PMID: 29266572.
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    6. Anderson LK, Reilly EE, Berner L, Wierenga CE, Jones MD, Brown TA, Kaye WH, Cusack A. Treating Eating Disorders at Higher Levels of Care: Overview and Challenges. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2017 Aug; 19(8):48. PMID: 28653117.
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    7. Brown TA, Berner LA, Jones MD, Reilly EE, Cusack A, Anderson LK, Kaye WH, Wierenga CE. 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. PMID: 28714581.
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    8. Friedman K, Ramirez AL, Murray SB, Anderson LK, Cusack A, Boutelle KN, Kaye WH. 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. PMID: 27062687.
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    9. Murray SB, Anderson LK. Deconstructing "Atypical" Eating Disorders: an Overview of Emerging Eating Disorder Phenotypes. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Nov; 17(11):86. PMID: 26377946.
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    10. Murray SB, Anderson LK, Rockwell R, Griffiths S, Le Grange D, Kaye WH. Adapting Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Across Higher Levels of Patient Care. Eat Disord. 2015; 23(4):302-14. PMID: 26011736.
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    11. Anderson LK, Murray SB, Ramirez AL, Rockwell R, Le Grange D, Kaye WH. 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. PMID: 26009868.
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    12. Murray SB, Anderson LK, Cusack A, Nakamura T, Rockwell R, Griffiths S, Kaye WH. 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. PMID: 26009971.
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    13. Murray SB, Anderson LK. An Introduction to the Special Issue on Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders. Eat Disord. 2015; 23(4):279-80. PMID: 26068699.
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