Tara Deliberto Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the medical school of Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine, the establisher & director of the eating disorders partial hospitalization program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and a public speaker. Prior to her current positions, Dr. D. trained at other highly regarded eating disorder programs in NYC including Mount Sinai's Eating and Weight Disorders Program and North Shore LIJ's Eating Disorders Treatment Center. Dr. D. has presented her research internationally on life threatening mental health conditions, including eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, & suicide. Currently, her work has been cited in over 850 scientific publications and also has been mentioned in the Harvard Gazette, Science Daily, & TIME. Although most of her published work to date has been on suicide and self-injurious behavior, Dr. D. has recently published on a novel treatment group designed to teach people with eating disorders about symptoms through reading primary scientific literature. She is currently working on putting the finishing touches on the BITE therapist's manual as well as the BITE book of handouts prior to their forthcoming publication! Dr. D. has presented about BITE on panels to the international professional community at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She is also working on adapting BITE for adults with eating disorders and loved ones in their support network. Dr. D also serves as co-chairperson of the Academy for Eating Disorder's Technology & Innovations special interest group as well as the Membership Retentions & Recruitment Committee. Dr. D. also currently serves as the chairperson for NYC CBT's technology committee and sits on the editorial board of the Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. For more information on Dr. D.'s work, visit the following sites: Google Scholar, The Psychology Easel, & Twitter.
Dina Hirsch Ph. D. was senior psychologist at the Eating Disorders Center, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health (f/k/a North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center) where she provided direct clinical services and supervised psychology trainees within inpatient and day eating disorder programs serving children, adolescents and young adults for almost a decade. She continues to specialize in the treatment of patients with eating disorders both in her private practice in Roslyn, NY and Northwell Health's Center for Weight Management. Additionally, she holds an academic appointment of Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra University School of Medicine. The professional accomplishment she takes most pride in is supervising and training hundreds of developing therapists since 2003. Dr. Hirsch’s career includes nearly 15 years of leadership, program development, and supervisory experience at Zucker Hillside Hospital, New York University Child Study Center, and Good Samaritan Hospital in CA. She has presented across the country and is an expert in adolescent mood and anxiety disorders, marital and family therapy, and the provision of CBT, DBT, and FBT treatments. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two children, and three cats. To learn more about Dr. Hirsch, please visit: www.eatingdisordersli.com.