Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Center

Anxiety Center, Eating Disorders Center

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Doyle works with children, adolescents, and adults in the Eating Disorders Center, as well as adults in the Anxiety Center. She is also the Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Center.

Dr. Doyle has devoted her career to the evidence-based prevention and treatment of eating disorders. She loves working with individuals of all ages struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and body dissatisfaction and also works with clients struggling with the related problems of anxiety, stress, and depression to help them improve their lives.

Dr. Doyle provides individual treatment as well as family-based treatment and consults with parents who have concerns about their children. Dr. Doyle is a certified provider of Family Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders (also called the Maudsley Method) and serves as a faculty member within the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. Since 1997, she has worked on federally funded research studies at Stanford University, The University of Chicago, and San Diego State University evaluating treatments for adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, identifying risk factors for eating disorders, testing internet-based eating disorder prevention programs, and developing treatments for childhood obesity.

Dr. Doyle has also received extensive training in empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders, including the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) through the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She has worked with individuals of all ages with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Dr. Doyle received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California at San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. She completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago’s Eating and Weight Disorders Program. While there, she provided psychological assessments and post-surgical psychological care at the Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity, which holds the distinction of being a Bariatric Center of Excellence. More recently, Dr. Doyle was on faculty at The University of Chicago in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and had her own private practice in the suburbs of Chicago before relocating to her hometown, Seattle.

Dr. Doyle is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at the University of Washington. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS). She was awarded the status of Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED), indicating demonstration of international recognition as a distinguished contributor to the field of eating disorders in 2018.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Celio, A.A., Winzelberg, A.J., Wilfley, D.E., Eppstein, D., Springer, E.A., Dev, P., & Taylor, C.B. (2000). Reducing risk factors for eating disorders: Comparison of an Internet- and a classroom-delivered psychoeducation program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 650-657.

Taylor, C.B., Bryson, S., Luce, K.H., Cunning, D., Celio Doyle, A., Abascal, L.B., Rockwell, R., Dev, P., Winzelberg, A.J., Wilfley, D.E. (2006). Prevention of eating disorders in at-risk college-age women. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63, 881-888

Celio Doyle, A., Le Grange, D., Goldschmidt, A. & Wilfley, D.E. (2007). Psychosocial and physical impairment in overweight adolescents at high-risk for eating disorders. Obesity, 15(1), 145-154.

Celio Doyle, A., McLean, C., Washington, B., Hoste, R., & Le Grange, D. (2009). Are single-parent families different from two-parent families in the treatment of adolescent bulimia nervosa using family-based treatment? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(2), 153-157.

Doyle, P., Le Grange, D., Loeb, K., Celio Doyle, A., & Crosby, R. (2010). Early response to Family-Based Treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 659-662.

Celio Doyle, A. & Le Grange, D. (2015). Family-based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescents. In H. Thompson-Brenner (Ed.), Casebook of Evidence-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (pp. 43-70). New York: Guilford Press.

Doyle, P.M. & Celio Doyle, A. (2015). Delivering Family Based Treatment (FBT) in a Specialty Practice Setting. In D. Le Grange, K. Loeb, & J. Lock (Eds.), Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders: New Applications (pp. 372-383). London: Routledge.

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