Katherine Elder, PhD
Roles and Interests
Clinical supervisor for practicum students at the Pacific Psychology Clinic conducting psychotherapy from an integrative CBT perspective
Supervise thesis and dissertation research
- Health Psychology Track
- Latino Bilingual Track
Clinical and Research Interests
Eating disorders and obesity with emphasis on adults; binge eating; bariatric surgery; prevention/early intervention of eating disorders and obesity; obesity stigma; health promotion; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Latino psychology
- PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO., 2003
- MA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT., 1997
- BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI., 1993
- Predoctoral Internship, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI., 2003
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT., 2005
- Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)
- Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Selected Recent Publications (*denotes student author)
Mitchell, J. E., Steffen, K., Engel, S., King, W. C., Chen, J., Winters, K. C., … Elder, K. A. (in press). Addictive Disorders after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
King, W. C., Kalarchian, M. A., Steffen, K. J., Elder, K. A., Wolfe, B. M., Mitchell, J. E. (2013). Associations between physical activity and mental health among bariatric surgical candidates. The Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74, 161-169.
Mitchell, J. E., Selzer, F., Kalarchian, M. A., Devlin, M. J., Strain, G., Elder, K. A., Marcus, M. D., Wonderlich, S., Christian, N. J., & Yanovski, S. Z. (2012). Psychopathology prior to surgery in the longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery-3 (LABS-3)psychosocial study. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
King, W. C., Engel, S. G., Elder, K. A., Chapman, W. H., Eid, G. M., Wolfe, B. M., Belle, & S. H. (2012). Walking capacity of bariatric surgery candidates. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
Selected Recent Presentations (*denotes student author)
Kagami, L., Veith, D., Elder, K. A. (2012, May). Adjusting to life after weight loss surgery: a piece of cake, or like losing a loved one. Poster presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Milligan, E., Davis, S., Elder K. A. (2013, October). Weight bias in health care settings: Influences and implications. Poster presented at Pacific University’s Second Annual Gender and Sexuality Studies/Center for Gender Equity Conference, “Gender, Sexuality, and the Body.” Portland, Oregon.
King, W. C., Chen, J., Belle, S., Courcoulas, A., Dakin, G., Elder, K., Flum, D. R., Gourash, W., Hinojosa, M., Mitchell, J., Yanovski, S., Wolfe, B. M. (2014, November). Walking capacity before and following bariatric surgery: 3 year follow-up. Poster to be presented at The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.
King, W. C., Chen, J., Belle, S., Courcoulas, A., Dakin, G., Elder, K., Flum, D. R., Gourash, W., Hinojosa, M., Mitchell, J., Yanovski, S., Wolfe, B. M. (2014, November). Joint pain before and following bariatric surgery: 3 year follow-up. Poster to be presented at The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.
Elder K. A. (February, 2010). Psychological considerations in the assessment and care of patients seeking bariatric surgery. Workshop presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, Ore.