Professional Education

  • Doctor of Psychology, PsyD, Chatham University, Counseling Psychology (2021)
  • Doctoral Internship, Iowa State University, Student Counseling Center, Professional Psychology (2021)
  • Master of Science, M.S., Mercy College, Psychology, non-applied (2014)
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies, Metropolitan College of New York, Human Services (2013)

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  • Psychoeducational and motivational treatment for low-weight Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): Three case reports in school-aged children. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry Datta, N., Matheson, B., Walker, A. C., Van Wye, E., Lock, J. D. 2023: 13591045231169141


    BACKGROUND: Individuals with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) experience restrictive or highly selective eating problems that interfere with growth and development. Despite the increasing number of referrals for ARFID, no evidence-based treatments exist. This compilation of case composites describes a novel manualized treatment, Psychoeducational and Motivational Treatment (PMT) for children with ARFID, focusing on exploring motivation to change eating behaviors. This approach is based on motivational non-directive psychotherapy models, psychoeducational interventions, and the usefulness of play to support psychotherapeutic learning in school-age children.CASE PRESENTATIONS: Three cases of children with ARFID treated using PMT are presented: a 7-year-old, a 10-year-old, and a 12-year-old. These cases illustrate how a clinician delivers PMT interventions in the context of developmental abilities and common comorbidities associated with ARFID.CONCLUSION: PMT is a promising therapy for ARFID in school-age children. Challenges and strategies are discussed, including ways to address obstacles such as young age, comorbidities, and use of the virtual environment.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/13591045231169141

    View details for PubMedID 37032311