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Training Session: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa



Adrienne Juarascio, PhD

Adrienne Juarascio, PhD

Adrienne Juarascio received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She is currently an assistant  professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of Training at the WELL Center. Her primary research interests involve the development and evaluation of innovative treatments for eating disorder including acceptance-based treatments, ecological momentary interventions, and neurocognitive training.

Stephanie Manasse, PhD

Stephanie Manasse, PhD

Stephanie Manasse, PhD, received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University. She has also received training in the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania and the Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Program. She is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at the WELL Center. She is interested in developing novel treatments for adolescents and adults with eating disorders and utilizing novel assessment methods to identify cognitive and affective maintenance factors of binge eating pathology. Her ongoing projects aim to develop a virtual reality based inhibitory control training for reducing binge eating and using psychophysiology to identify predictors of outcome from treatment for adolescent eating disorders.


  • Students: $200
  • Post-Docs: $400
  • Professionals: $700 (50% discount for Drexel University staff and faculty)


Stephanie Manasse, PhD (

Training Description

Binge eating disorder (BED; characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating) and bulimia nervosa (BN; recurrent binge eating and compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, laxative use, excessive exercise) are major public health issues that are difficult-to-treat. Research demonstrates that dietary restriction (i.e., attempts to reduce calorie intake via rigid dieting methods) is a main driver of binge eating behavior. This dietary restriction stems from over-evaluation of one’s shape and weight in self-evaluation. As such, the predominant treatment model for BN and BED, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) aims to reduce dietary restriction and reduce one’s overvaluation of shape and weight. CBT is highly efficacious, and is considered the first-line treatment for BN and BED.

This one-day training workshop will provide an in-depth consideration of the theoretical principles underpinning the CBT approach for BN and BED. Three key dimensions of clinical application will be highlighted: (1) Implementation of behavioral strategies from CBT (e.g., regular eating, reducing dietary restriction); (2) strategies for coping with urges, negative mood, and other stressors; (3) reduction of cognitive shape and weight concerns and increasing valuation of other life domains. Developmental (e.g., application to adolescents and young adults) and diagnostic (e.g., BN vs BED) will be addressed. In this interactive, hands-on training, presenters will teach attendees effective strategies for delivering CBT for BN and BED.