Education & Training
Trinity University, BA in Psychology, 2004 .University of Hawaii, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2009 .University of Hawaii, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2013 (anticipated)
Eating disorders and obesity
Cognitive-behavioral and family-based treatments
Risk factors for developing eating and weight concerns .Eating disorder and obesity prevention and early intervention .Barriers to seeking psychological treatments .Dissemination of evidence-based treatments
Academy of Eating Disorders
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies .Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology .American Psychological Association
Ciao, A. C., Latner, J. D. & Durso, L. E. (2012). Treatment seeking and barriers to treatments of different intensity levels among overweight and obese individuals. Eating and Weight Disorders, 17, e9-16.
Ciao, A. C., & Latner, J. D. (2011). Reducing obesity stigma: The effectiveness of cognitive dissonance and social consensus interventions. Obesity, 19, 1768-1774.
Daníelsdóttir, S., O'Brien, K. S. & Ciao, A. (2010). Anti-fat prejudice reduction: A review of published studies. Obesity Facts, 3, 47-58.
Becker, C. B., Bull, S., Smith, L. M., & Ciao, A. C. (2008). Effects of being a peer leader in an eating disorders prevention program: Can we further reduce eating disorder risk factors. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 16, 444-449.
Becker, C. B., Ciao, A. C., & Smith, L. M. (2008). Moving from efficacy to effectiveness in eating disorders prevention: The Sorority Body Image Program. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, 18-27.
Becker, C. B., Smith, L. M., & Ciao, A. C. (2006). Peer facilitated eating disorder prevention programs: A randomized effectiveness trial of cognitive dissonance and media advocacy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 550-555.
Becker, C. B., Smith, L. M., & Ciao, A. C. (2005). Reducing eating disorder risk factors in sorority members: A randomized trial. Behavior Therapy, 36, 245-253.