Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions (EDCAS)

Theory and clinical casework are used to explore disordered eating issues, body image, affect regulation, substance addiction, relationships, exercise and internet usage.

At a Glance

The EDCAS program focuses on integrating principles of Interpersonal psychoanalysis with other treatment modalities. Using theory and clinical casework, the program explores disordered eating, body image, affect regulation, and addiction to substances, relationships, exercise, and internet use.

Who Is It For

The EDCAS program is for mental health professionals who want to use the Interpersonal perspective in working with people who have eating disorders, compulsions, or addictions.


The curriculum provides a practice-oriented educational experience with 37 weeks of didactic and clinical seminars, guest lectures, case conferences, and individual and group supervision.

Length & Expenses

The Program tuition is $3,850 and is non-refundable after the first three weeks of the program. Should a participant choose to withdraw within the first three weeks, a fee of $250 will be incurred.
For more information contact: Jean Petrucelli
  • Application Information

    Early application is encouraged. Continuing Education credits may be earned by physicians, psychologists, social workers, Licensed Psychoanalysts, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. The program is held every other year. The application deadline is September 1st, 2024, with admission to the program conferred on a rolling basis.

    Preference will be given to licensed mental health professionals practicing psychotherapy either privately or in institutional settings. Therapists possessing a different educational background or professional experience may also apply. Participants are required to carry malpractice insurance and to provide their own psychotherapy patients for supervision.

  • Faculty and Supervisors

    All faculty and supervisors are graduates of the William Alanson White Institute or EDCAS with the exception of guest speakers from other analytic institutes or disciplines.

  • Class Location Information

    Classes will integrate clinical case material throughout the course (participants are encouraged to present case material). All meetings will be held virtually from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Fridays over Zoom, with the exception of four classes which will be conducted using a hybrid format. Hybrid classes will allow either virtual participation or in-person, on-site attendance at The William Alanson White Institute, 20 West 74th St., NYC. Classes will begin on September 16th, 2022.

  • Continuing Education Units

    This program is approved for 70 Continuing Education Contact Hours, (CE, CME credits) for Psychologists, Physicians, Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Creative Arts Therapists, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Credits are calculated on a credit per hour basis.

  • Downloadable Brochure

  • Community Life

    The EDCAS program fosters collegiality and involvement in the overall Institute community. All EDCAS students are invited to take part in various Institute activities such as the Tuesday morning Clinical Education Meetings, the Psychoanalytic Society Colloquia and the monthly Study Groups (LGBTQ, Race, Sexual Abuse, and Artists).

    Study Groups

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