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Kathleen Eldredge, Ph.D.

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Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

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Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Eating disorders, foundations of CBT, treatment of eating disorders


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University (1991)
B.A., Psychology, Stanford University, with Honors and Distinction (1984)


Kathleen Eldredge, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Eldredge was the recipient of the Marion Johnson Fellowship and the Graduate Scholars Award, both from Rutgers.

Dr. Eldredge served as a psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Program in the Stanford University School of Medicine from 1991 to 2003. While there, Dr. Eldredge served as a therapist on a multi-center treatment outcome study with bulimia nervosa. Dr. Eldredge also served as a Psychologist with the Pain Management Service with the Stanford School of Medicine, as well as providing clinical supervision to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology interns at the Stanford Drug and Alcohol Program. She has written numerous publications and has made several presentations on eating disorders, including the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treatment, the use of interpersonal therapy in treatment, the relationship of perceived weight and treatment outcome, the instability of restraint among binge eaters, emotional determinants of pretreatment weight fluctuation, and an internet delivered program for the prevention of binge eating disorders for at risk high school and college women.

Dr. Eldredge has also served as an ad hoc review for the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and Cognitive Therapy and Research. Dr. Eldredge is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Psychiatry Department at Stanford, in addition to her duties as Adjunct Professor at PAU. Additionally, she maintains a private practice in Palo Alto, and provides clinical supervision to post-doctoral fellows at Stanford.

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Selected Articles:

Zabinski, M., Wilflley, D. E., Pung, M. A., Winzelberg, A. J., Eldredge, K., & Taylor, C. B. (2001).  An interactive internet-based intervention for women at risk of eating disorders:  A pilot study.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 30, 129-137.

Agras, W. S., Telch, C. F., Arnow, B., Eldredge, K., & Marnell, M. (1997).  One-year follow-up of cognitive-behavioral therapy for obese individuals with binge eating disorder.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 343-347.

Eldredge, K. L., and Agras, W. S. (1996).  Burned out binge eaters:  A preliminary investigation.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 19, 411-414.

Agras, W. S., Telch, C. F., Arnow, B., Eldredge, K., Henderson, J., & Marnell, M. (1995).  Does interpersonal therapy help patients with binge eating disorder who fail to respond to cognitive-behavioral therapy?  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 63, 356-360.

Castonguay, L. G., Eldredge, K. L., & Agras, W. S. (1995).  Binge eating disorder:  Current state and future directions.  Clinical Psychology Review, 15, 865-890.

Agras, W. S., Telch, C. F., Arnow, B., Eldredge, K., Wilfley, D. E., Raeburn, S. D., Henderson, J., & Marnell, M. (1994).  Weight loss, cognitive-behavioral, and desipramine treatment in binge eating disorder.  An additive design.  Behavior Therapy, 25, 225-238.

Eldredge, K. L. (1993).  An investigation of the influence of dieting and self-esteem on dietary disinhibition. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 13, 57-67.

Wilson, G. T., and Eldredge, K. (1992).  Pathology and development of eating disorders:  implications for athletes.  In Brownell, K. D., Rodin, J., and Wilmore, J. H. (Eds.), Eating, body weight, and performance in athletes:  Disorders of modern society.  PA:  Lea & Febiger, 115-127.

Laberg, J., Wilson, G. T., Eldredge, K., and Nordby, H. (1991).  Effects of mood on heart rate reactivity in bulimia nervosa, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 10,  169 - 178.

Wilson, G. T., and Eldredge, K. L. (1991).  Frequency of binge eating in bulimic patients:  Diagnostic validity,International Journal of Eating Disorders, 10, 557 - 561.

Eldredge, K., Wilson, G. T., and Whaley, A. (1990).  Failure, self-evaluation, and feeling fat in women. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 9, 37 - 50.

Winzelberg, A. J., Taylor, C. B., Sharpe, T., Eldredge, K. L., Dev, P., & Constantinou, P. S. (1998).  Evaluation of a computer-mediated eating disorder intervention program.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 24, 339-349.



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