Co-Director of the Eating Disorders CenterAnxiety Center, Eating Disorders Center
Dr. Spanos works with adolescents and adults in the Eating Disorders Center and Anxiety Center. She is also the Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Center at EBTCS.
Dr. Spanos received her doctorate from Michigan State University, where her research focused on the etiology of eating disorders using behavior genetics. While in graduate school, she gained experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression and behavior problems.
Dr. Spanos went on to complete her pre-doctoral internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where her clinical training focused mostly on adults and adolescents in partial hospital and residential hospital settings. There, she gained experience working with a wide-range of disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. She also gained extensive experience with group therapy interventions while on internship.
Dr. Spanos completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the Eating Disorders Center and Anxiety Center at EBTCS and she received further specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders, including the treatment of body focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling, skin picking) and hoarding disorder. She is also a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and volunteers with the OCD and Hoarding Support Group of Seattle.
Dr. Spanos is currently a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.
Moore, S.A., Welch, S.S., Michonski, J., Poquiz, J., Osborne, T.L., Sayrs, J., and Spanos, A. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of the Overall Anxiety Severity and Impairment Scale (OASIS) in individuals seeking outpatient specialty treatment for anxiety-related disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 175, 463-470.
Spanos, A., Klump, K.L., Burt, S.A., McGue, M., & and Iacono, W.G. (2010). A Longitudinal investigation of the relationship between disordered eating attitudes and behaviors and parent-child conflict: A monozygotic twin differences design. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 293-299.
Devlin, M.J., Allison, K., Goldfein, J. & Spanos, A. (2007). Management of eating disorders not otherwise specified. Yager, J. & Powers, P.S. (Eds.), Clinical Manual of Eating Disorders (pp. 195- 219). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Broft, A., Spanos, A., Corwin, R., Mayer, L., Steinglass, J., Devlin, M.J., Attia, E., Walsh, B.T. (2007). Baclofen as a novel treatment for binge-eating: An open-label pilot study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 687-691.