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
Website: http://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/eating-disorders-program-0

 

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)

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Le Grange, D., Lock, J., Accurso, E. C., Agras, S., Darcy, A., Forsberg, S., & Bryson, S. W. (in press). Relapse from remission at two- to four-year follow-up in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Accurso, E. C., Crow, S., Norman, G. J., Rock, C., & Boutelle, K. N. (in press). The role of motivation in family-based guided self-help treatment for childhood obesity. Childhood Obesity.

Forsberg, S., Fitzpatrick, K. K., Darcy, A., Aspen, V., Accurso, E. C., Bryson, S., Agras, S., Arnow, K. D., Le Grange, D., & Lock, J. (in press). Development and evaluation of a treatment fidelity instrument for family-based treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Ciao, A. C., Accurso, E. C., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Lock, J., & Le Grange, D. (2014). Family functioning in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa.  International Journal of Eating Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/eat.22314

Elran-Barak, R., Accurso, E. C., Goldschmidt, A., Sztainer, M., Byrne, C. E., & Le Grange, D. (2014). Eating patterns in youth with restricting and binge eating/purging type anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/eat.22289

Accurso, E. C., Garland, A. F., Haine-Schlagel, R., Brookman-Frazee, L., & Baker-Ericzén, M. J. (2014). Factors contributing to reduced caregiver strain in a publicly-funded child mental health system. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1063426614532948

Mann, A., Accurso, E. C., Stiles-Shields, C., Capra, L., Labuschagne, Z., & Karnik, N. S., & Le Grange, D. (2014).  Factors associated with substance use in adolescents with eating disorders. Journal of Adolescent Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.01.015

Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Ciao, A. C., Accurso, E. C., Pisetsky, E. M., Peterson, C. B., Byrne, C. E., & Le Grange, D. (2014). Subjective and objective binge eating in relation to eating disorder symptomatology, depressive symptoms, and self-esteem among treatment-seeking adolescents with bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 22, 230-236.

Accurso, E. C., Ciao, A. C., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E., Lock, J., & Le Grange, D. (2014). Is weight gain really a catalyst for broader recovery?: The impact of weight gain on psychological symptoms in the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 56, 1-6.

Garland, A. F., Accurso, E. C., Haine-Schlagel, R., & Brookman-Frazee, L., Roesch, S., & Zhang, J.J. (2014). Searching for elements of evidence-based practices in children’s usual care and examining their impact. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 201-215.

Le Grange, D., Accurso, E. C., Lock, J., Agras, S., & Bryson, S. W. (2014). Early weight gain predicts outcome in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 124-129.

Accurso, E. C., Hawley, K. M., & Garland, A. F. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Therapeutic Alliance Scale for Caregivers and Parents. Psychological Assessment, 25, 244-252.

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 Presentations

Accurso, E. C., & Garland, A. F. (under review). Child, caregiver, and therapist perspectives on therapeutic alliance in usual care child psychotherapy.

Accurso, E. C., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E., Ciao, A. C., Cao, L., Crosby, R. D., Smith, T. L., Klein, M. H., Mitchell, J. E., Crow, S. J., Wonderlich, S. A., & Peterson, C. B. (2014, October). Therapeutic alliance and therapist effects in a randomized clinical trial for bulimia nervosa. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Eating Disorders Research Society, San Diego, CA.

Accurso, E. C., Le Grange, D., Lock, J., Agras, S., & Bryson, S. W. (2014, March). Early weight gain in treatment predicts outcome in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Paper presented at the AED International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Accurso, E. C., Ciao, A. C., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E., Lock, J., & Le Grange, D. (2014, March). Does weight gain make it all better?: The effects of weight on eating disorder psychopathology in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Paper presented at the AED International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Ciao, A. C., Accurso, E. C., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E., Riederer, J., & Le Grange, D. (2014, March). Predictors and moderators of psychological changes during the treatment of adolescent bulimia nervosa. Paper presented at the AED International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Accurso, E. C., Ciao, A. C., & Le Grange, D. (September, 2013). Do therapist attitudes towards family-based treatment guide their intended practice?. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Bethesda, MD.

Ciao, A. C., Accurso, E. C., Anderson, K., Lock, J., & Le Grange, D. (May, 2013). Family functioning in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Poster session presented at the AED International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Mariñez-Lora, A. M., Atkins, M. S., Accurso, E. C., & Bernal, G. (October, 2012). Clinicians’ use of a behavioral parent training program with Latino immigrant parents: A qualitative study of adoption and adaptation. Paper presented at Adapting Interventions for Diverse Ethnocultural Families, St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

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.

Accurso, E. C., Hawley, K. M., & Garland, A. F. (2010, June). Psychometric properties of the Therapeutic Alliance Scale for Children, Parent Report. In B. D. McLeod, M. D. Lerner, K. W. Fjermestad, E. C. Accurso, & T. H. Ollendick, Clarifying the relation between the therapeutic alliance and clinical outcomes in cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. Symposium presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, Boston, MA.