Supervisor: Stacey Nye, PhD FAED
The eating disorder clinic is designed for the evaluation and treatment of individuals suffering from eating and/or body image issues, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder who are medically stable for outpatient treatment. We primarily serve adult clients and older adolescents who are first seeking outpatient treatment or those who have recently stepped down from treatment in residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), or intensive outpatient programs (IOP) who wish to do individual therapy.
As explained by Director of UWM’s Psychology Clinic, Dr. Stacey Nye, in this interview by WUWM: http://www.wuwm.com/post/uw-madison-researchers-testing-postage-stamp-size-weight-loss-device, healthy eating goes beyond satiety. Our clinic employs the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Based therapy and Health at Every Size. These behaviorally-based treatments focus on teaching you the skills you need to interrupt the cycles that maintain eating pathology while improving quality of life. You will learn how to normalize your eating behavior, successfully handle triggering situations and urges and develop healthier coping skills to manage difficult emotions. Underlying/related issues such as poor body image, low self-esteem, and perfectionism will be addressed.
Therapy is conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology PhD Program under the supervision of Dr. Nye.