Erin Accurso, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Eating Disorders Program

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077, Rm W-413
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-834-1007
Fax: 773-702-9929


Education & Training

Ph.D., SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 2012

M.S., San Diego State University, 2008

B.A., Dartmouth College, 2006


 Clinical Interests

Treatment of eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults

Family therapy and multifamily group therapy

Evidence-based practice


 Research Interests

Efficacious and effective treatments for eating disorders and overweight

Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices for eating disorders

Implementation science


 Society Memberships

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Society (APS)


 Selected Publications

Garland, A. F., Haine-Schlagel, R., Accurso, E. C., Baker-Ericzén, M. J., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2012). Exploring the effect of therapists’ treatment practices on client attendance in community-based care for children. Psychological Services, 9, 74-88.

 Accurso, E. C., Taylor, R. M., & Garland, A. F. (2011). Evidence-based practices addressed in community-based children’s mental health clinical supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5, 88-96.

 Chavira, D. A., Accurso, E. C., Garland, A. F., & Hough, R. (2010). Suicidal behavior among youth in five public sectors of care.  Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 15, 44-51.

 Garland, A. F., Brookman-Frazee, L., Hurlburt, M. S., Accurso, E. C., Zoffness, R., Haine-Schlagel, R., & Ganger, W. (2010). Mental health care for children with disruptive behavior problems: A view inside therapists’ offices. Psychiatric Services, 61, 788-795.

 Garland, A. F., Hurlburt, M. S., Brookman-Frazee, L., Taylor, R. M., & Accurso, E. C. (2009). Methodological challenges of characterizing usual care psychotherapeutic practice.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 37, 208-220.

 Selected Professional Presentations

Madowitz, J., Accurso, E. C., Norman, G. J., Rock, C., Crow, S., & Boutelle, K. N. (May, 2012). The role of motivation in family-based guided self-help treatment for childhood obesity. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Austin, TX.

 Garland, A., Accurso, E. C., Atkins, M. S., Beidas, R., Beveridge, R., Brookman-Frazee, L., Fowles, T., & Hayes, A. (November, 2011). Training a new generation of dissemination and implementation scientists. Panel discussion presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto.

 Accurso, E. C., & Garland, A. F. (November, 2011). Therapeutic alliance and outcomes in usual care psychotherapy for children. In M. S. Karver, J. I. Chen, M. D. Lerner, E. C. Accurso, E. Peterson, & B. C. Chu. Longitudinal explorations of the therapeutic alliance and other treatment processes in youth psychotherapy. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto.

 Garland, A. F., Brookman-Frazee, L., & Accurso, E. C. (2011, May). A view inside therapists’ offices: Examining usual care psychotherapy for children to improve dissemination of evidence-based practices. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Atlanta, GA.

 Haine-Schlagel, R., Brookman-Frazee, L., Baker- Ericzén, M. J., Accurso, E. C., Garcia, A. R., & Garland, A. F. (2010, November). Associations between youth and parent satisfaction and therapists’ use of evidence-based therapeutic strategies in usual care youth psychotherapy. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

 Accurso, E. C., Taylor, R. M, & Garland, A. F. (2010, August). Evidence-based practices addressed in community- based children’s mental health clinical supervision. In A. F. Garland, R. Haine-Schlagel, L. Brookman-Frazee, M. J. Baker-Ericzén, E. C. Accurso, & M. Chaffin, Improving effectiveness of community-based child mental health care: Data-driven recommendations. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.