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Training

Obesity, dietary health, eating disorders and physical activity attainment are significant public health concerns, and there is a clear need for academic programs that provide training to the next generation of scientists focused on these pressing concerns. The core teaching mission of the WELL Center is to provide undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainees across multiple disciplines with experiential learning opportunities designed to foster expertise in the science of behavior change related to obesity, eating disorders and lifestyle modification. Those trained in the Center will be prepared to design, implement and evaluate novel treatments for obesity, eating disorders and sedentary behavior. Thus, training will span research, clinical and consulting domains.

Upcoming Training Workshops

Training Workshop in Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment for Weight Control:

January 24, 2020 | 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stratton Hall, Room 260
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us for a training and workshop in Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment for Weight Control. Trainers and presenters include, Evan Forman, PhD, and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD.

Training Workshop in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa:

October 11, 2019 | 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stratton Hall, Room 260
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us for a training and workshop in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa. Trainers and presenters include, Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, and Stephanie Manasse, PhD.


Prospective Undergraduate Students

The WELL Center has training opportunities for undergraduates from Drexel, University of Pennsylvania and other local universities. The opportunities take the form of research assistantships, part- and full-time co-ops, STAR student sponsorships and supervised honors thesis projects.

If interested, please complete an application form.


Prospective Graduate Students

Currently the WELL Center is recruiting MS psychology and clinical psychology PhD students to train under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD, Evan Forman, PhD, and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. For information about applying for a Master's in Psychology, please visit the Prospective Psychology MS and PhD Student page.

The WELL Center will be recruiting graduate students to train in other disciplines in the near future.

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Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

The WELL Center is pleased to be recruiting for two NIH-funded post-doctoral fellows under joint supervision from Evan Forman, PhD, and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. All applicants specializing in eating and weight disorders who have strong potential and interest in an academic/research career are encouraged to apply. Official application is forthcoming. Questions/requests to be notified when the application is released can be directed to Claudia Iannelli at cji25@drexel.edu.

For more information, please check our Prospective Post-Doctoral Fellows page.


Clinical Training for Current Doctoral Students

The Center offers formalized (practicum) and ad hoc clinical training opportunities through supervised roles in clinical research trials and through the WELL Clinic. For more information about these opportunities, contact Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, at ajs32@drexel.edu


Professional Training Offered

The WELL Center offers off-site and on-site training in the following specialty areas:

  • Acceptance-based behavioral treatment (ABT) for obesity
  • Acceptance-based behavioral treatment for eating disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Physical activity promotion
  • Deploying just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs)

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For more information about training or to request a training, please contact Stephanie Manasse, PhD, at smm522@drexel.edu.