Treating Picky Eaters: Update on Empirically-Supported CBT Interventions 

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Update on Empirically-Supported CBT Interventions

Feeding disorders are characterized by a persistent disturbance in eating or eating-related behavior that affects food consumption and gets in the way of daily functioning. Generally, individuals with feeding disorders fail to eat a sufficient amount or variety of food to maintain a healthy nutritional status. Since picky eating can be part of normal development, it can be challenging to determine where picky eating ends and a feeding disorder begins.

This workshop is designed for professionals interested in learning more about feeding disorders and the most frequently used behavioral treatments to treat these disorders. An overview of feeding disorders will be provided. Participants will be taught how to identify feeding disorders as well as specific, empirically-supported treatments to manage these difficulties

Erica Dashow, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a postdoctoral fellow and board certified behavior analyst at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ, where she provides cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents with a range of difficulties. She has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of youth with feeding disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, challenging behavior, and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Dashow also collaborates with parents and school-based professionals to enhance treatment outcomes. In addition to her work at the Center for CBT, Dr. Dashow has presented at a number of local and national professional conferences on disruptive behavior, autism, and feeding disorders.

Dr. Dashow earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University, where she received extensive training in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder through the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Dr. Dashow completed her clinical internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, where she provided evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program and the Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic. She completed a postdoctoral fellowships at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program and is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for CBT.