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Couturier, J., Pellegrini, D., Miller, C. et al. The COVID-19 pandemic and eating disorders in children, adolescents, and emerging adults: virtual care recommendations from the Canadian consensus panel during COVID-19 and beyond. J Eat Disord 9, 46 (2021). View PDF

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Barwick, M., McVey, G., Findlay, S., Webb, C., Niccols, A., & Lock., J (2021). Assessing fidelity to family-based treatment: an exploratory examination of expert, therapist, parent, and peer ratings. Journal of Eating Disorders (2021) 9:12 View PDF

Berkowitz, S. A., Witt, A. A., Gillberg, C., Råstam, M., Wentz, E., & Lowe, M. R. (2016). Childhood body mass index in adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders. View PDF

Norris, M. L., Spettigue, W. J., & Katzman, D. K. (2016). Update on eating disorders: current perspectives on avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder in children and youth. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 12, 213. View PDF

Harrison, M. E., Norris, M. L., Obeid, N., Fu, M., Weinstangel, H., & Sampson, M. (2015). Systematic review of the effects of family meal frequency on psychosocial outcomes in youth. Canadian Family Physician, 61(2), e96-e106. View PDF

Agras, W. S., Lock, J., Brandt, H., Bryson, S. W., Dodge, E., Halmi, K. A., ... & Woodside, B. (2014). Comparison of 2 family therapies for adolescent anorexia nervosa: a randomized parallel trial. JAMA psychiatry, 71(11), 1279-1286. View PDF

Grewal, S., Jasper, K., Steinegger, C., Yu, E., & Boachie, A. (2014). Factors associated with successful completion in an adolescent-only day hospital program for eating disorders. Eating disorders, 22(2), 152-162.View PDF

Henderson, K., Buchholz, A., Obeid, N., Mossiere, A., Maras, D., Norris, M., ... & Spettigue, W. (2014). A Family-Based Eating Disorder Day Treatment Program for Youth: Examining the Clinical and Statistical Significance of Short-Term Treatment Outcomes. Eating disorders, 22(1), 1-18. View PDF

Pinhas, L., Fok, K. H., Chen, A., Lam, E., Schachter, R., Eizenman, O., ... & Eizenman, M. (2014). Attentional biases to body shape images in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: An exploratory eye-tracking study. Psychiatry research, 220(1), 519-526. View PDF

W. Stewart Agras, MD; James Lock, MD, PhD; Harry Brandt, MD; Susan W. Bryson, MA, MS; Elizabeth Dodge, MSc; Katherine A. Halmi, MD; Booil Jo, PhD; Craig Johnson, PhD; Walter Kaye, MD; Denise Wilfley, PhD; Blake Woodside, MD (2014). Comparison of 2 Family Therapies for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa, A Randomized Parallel Trial JAMA Psychiatry. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.1025 Published online September 24, 2014. View PDF

Anick Leclerc, B.Sc., R.D., Tania Turrini, B.Sc., R.D., Kelly Sherwood, M.Sc., R.D. and Debra K. Katzman, M.D. (2013).  Evaluation of a Nutrition Rehabilitation Protocol in Hospitalized Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders. Journal of Adolescent Health xxx (2013) 1e5
© 2013 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. View PDF

Seena Grewal, Karin Jasper, Cathleen Steinegger, Evelyn Yu & Ahmed Boachie (2013).  Eating Disorders (2013): Factors Associated With Successful Completion in an Adolescent-Only Day Hospital Program for Eating Disorders.  Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, DOI:
10.1080/10640266.2013.860848 View PDF

Katherine Henderson, Annick Buchholzac, Nicole Obeidde, Annik Mossierefe, Danijela Marasae, Mark Norrisge, Megan Harrisonge, Stephen Federge & Wendy Spettiguehe (2014).  A Family-Based Eating Disorder Day Treatment Program for Youth: Examining the Clinical and Statistical Significance of Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Eating Disorders, 22:1–18, 2014 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1064-0266 print/1532-530X online DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2014.857512 View PDF

Adèle Lafrance Robinson,Joanne Dolhanty and Leslie Greenberg (2014). Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Clin. Psychol. Psychother. (2013) Published online in Wiley Online Library ( DOI: 10.1002/cpp.1861 View PDF

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Jack, S., Niccols, A..,Van Blyderveen, S., McVey,G. (2013). Understanding the Uptake of Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: Therapist Perspectives.International Journal of Eating Disorders. 46:2 177-188 View PDF

Leclerc, A., Turrini, T., Sherwood, K., & Katzman, D. K. (2013). Evaluation of a nutrition rehabilitation protocol in hospitalized adolescents with restrictive eating disorders. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(5), 585-589. View PDF

Girz, L., Lafrance Robinson, A., Foroughe, M., Jasper, K., Boachie, A. (2012) Adapting family-based therapy to a day hospital programme for adolescents with eating disorders: preliminary outcomes and trajectories of change. Journal of Family Therapy The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. Doi: 10.1111/j.1467-642.2012.00618.x View PDF

Leclerc, A., Turrini,T., Sherwood, K., Katzman, DK. (2013). Evaluation of a Nutrition Rehabilitation Protocol in Hospitalized Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. 1-5 View PDF

Transition Age Youth:

Dimitropoulos, G., Tran, A.F., Agarwal, P., Sheffield, B., Woodside, B. (2013) Challenges in Making the Transition Between Pediatric and Adult Eating Disorder Programs: A Qualitative Study From the Perspective of Service Providers. Eating Disorders. 21:1-15 View PDF

Dimitropoulos, G., Tran, A.F., Agarwal, P., Sheffield, B., Woodside, B. (2012) Navigating the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Eating Disorder Programs: Perspectives of Service Providers. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 45:6 759-767 View PDF

LaFrance Robinson, A., Kosmerly, S., Mansfield-Green, S, LaFrance., G. (2013) Disordered Eating Behaviours in an Undergraduate Sample: Associations Among Gender, Body Mass Index, and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement. Advance online publication. Doi:10.1037/a0031123 View PDF


Dimitropoulos, G., Freeman, V.E., Bellai, K., Olmsted, M. (2012) Inpatients with Severe Anorexia Nervosa and Their Siblings: Non-shared Experiences and Family Functioning. European Eating Disorders Review 21:  284-293. View PDF

Federici, A., Wisniewski, L.  (2013) An intensive DBT program for patients with multidiagnostic eating disorder presentations: A case series analysis International Journal of Eating Disorders 00: 0 000-000 View PDF

Federici, A., Wisniewski, L., Ben-Porath, D. (July 2012) Description of an Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for Multidiagnostic Clients With Eating Disorders. Journal of Counselling & Development  90: 330-338 View PDF


Stillar, A., Strahan, E., Nash, P., Files, N., Scarborough, J., Mayman, S., ... & Marchand, P. (2016). The influence of carer fear and self-blame when supporting a loved one with an eating disorder. Eating disorders, 24(2), 173-185. View PDF

Robinson, A. L., Dolhanty, J., Stillar, A., Henderson, K., & Mayman, S. (2014). Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan: A Pilot Study of a 2-Day Transdiagnostic Intervention for Parents. View PDF

Lafrance Robinson, A., Strahan, E., Girz, L., Wilson, A, Boachie, A. (2012) ‘I Know I Can Help You’: Parental Self-efficacy Predicts Adolescent Outcomes in Family-based Therapy for Eating Disorders European Eating Disorders. View PDF


Canadian Mental Health Association (2015). How are colleges and universities helping students with eating disorders? View Webinar

Lafrance Robinson, A., & Kosmerly, S. (2015). The influence of clinician emotion on decisions in child and adolescent eating disorder treatment: A survey of self and others. Eating disorders, 23(2), 163-176. View PDF

Kathryn S. Walker, PhD, C.Psych, Gail L. McVey, PhD, C.Psych Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders Treatment: Current and Emerging Evidence February 2015 View PDF

Stacey Kosmerly, BA, Glenn Waller, DPhil, Adele Lafrance Robinson, PhD (2014). Clinician Adherence to Guidelines in the Delivery of Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders 00:00 00–00 2014 View PDF

Laura Girz, Adele Lafrance Robinson & Carole Tessier (2014): Is the Next Generation of Physicians Adequately Prepared to Diagnose and Treat Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents?, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, DOI:10.1080/10640266.2014.915692 View PDF

Stuart B. Murray, PhD, Scott Griffiths, BPsych(Hons), Daniel Le Grange, PhD (2014). The Role of Collegial Alliance in Family-Based Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Eating Disorders 47:4 418–421 2014 View PDF

Debra K. Katzman, M.D., Rebecka Peebles, M.D., Susan M. Sawyer, M.B.B.S., M.D.,James Lock, M.D., Ph.D. and Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D. (2013).  The Role of the Pediatrician in Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders: Opportunities and Challenges. Journal of Adolescent Health 53 (2013) 433e440View PDF

Lafrance Robinson, A., Boachie, A., & Lafrance, G.A. (2013 May 6) 'I Want Help!': Psychologists' and Physicians' Competence, Barriers, and Needs in the Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents in Canada Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne.  Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1037/a0032046 View PDF

Academy of Eating Disorders Report (2011), 2nd Edition.  Eating Disorders:  Critical points for the early recognition and medical risk management in the care of individuals with eating disorders. View PDF 


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