Emily Pisetsky, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Emily Pisetsky

Contact Info

episetsk@umn.edu

Office Address:
F282/2A West
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Molly Jokimaki

Administrative Phone
612-273-9732

Administrative Email
jokim004@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-273-9779

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Fellowship, Eating Disorders, University of Minnesota (2016)

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina (2013)

Internship, Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine (2013)

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015, University of Minnesota Outstanding Junior Postdoctoral Scholar Award 
  • 2013, Academy for Eating Disorders John H. Sayler Memorial Scholarship 
  • 2007, Holzberg Fellowship
  • 2007, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2005, Psi Chi

Professional Associations

  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorder Research Society

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Pisetsky's research is broadly focused on eating disorders. More specifically, Dr. Pisetsky is interested in understanding factors associated with the increased risk of suicide in individuals with eating disorders, including substance use and deficits in interpersonal functioning and emotion regulation. Additionally, Dr. Pisetsky is interested in developing and refining treatments for eating disorders with the goal of developing more targeted interventions to prevent suicide.

Research Funding Grants

Dr. Pisetsky's research is funded by the Minnesota Obesity Center and the UMN Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Publications

Pisetsky, E. M., Crosby, R. D., Cao, L., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Mitchell, J. M., Engel, S. G., Wonderlich, S. A., & Peterson, C. B. (2016). An examination of affect prior to and following episodes of getting drunk in women with bulimia nervosa. Psychiatry Research. 240(30), 202-208.

Smith, C. E., Pisetsky, E. M., Wonderlich, S. A., Crosby, R. D., Mitchell, J. E., Joiner, T. E., Bardone-Cone, A., Le Grange, D., Klein, M. H., Crow, S. J., & Peterson, C. B. (2016). Is childhood trauma associated with lifetime suicide attempts in women with bulimia nervosa? Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity. 21(2), 199-204.

Pisetsky, E. M., Utzinger, L., & Peterson, C. B. (2016). Incorporating social support in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: special considerations for older adolescents and young adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 23(3), 316-328.

Peterson, C. B., Pisetsky, E. M., Swanson, S. A., Crosby, R. C., Mitchell, J. E., Crow, S. J., Wonderlich, S. A., Le Grange, D., Hill, L., Powers, P. (2016). Examining the utility of narrowing anorexia nervosa subtypes for adults. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 67, (54-8).

Pisetsky, E. M., Durkin, N. E., Crosby, R. D., Berg, K. C., Mitchell, J. E., Crow, S. J., Wonderlich, S. A., & Peterson, C. B. (2015). Examination of early group dynamics and treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial of group cognitive behavior therapy for binge eating disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 73, 74-78.

Pisetsky, E. M., Wonderlich, S. A., Crosby, R. D., Peterson, C. B., Mitchell, J. E., Engel, S. G., Joiner, T. E., Bardone-Cone, A., Le Grange, D., Klein, M. H., & Crow, S. J. (2015). Depression and personality traits associated with emotion dysregulation: Correlates of suicide attempts in women with bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review. 23(6), 537-44.

Runfola, C. D., Thornton, L. M., Pisetsky, E. M., Bulik, C. M., & Birgegård, A. (2014). Self-image and suicide in a Swedish national eating disorders clinical register. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(3), 439-449.

Pisetsky, E. M., Thornton, L. M., Lichtenstein, P., Pedersen, N. L., & Bulik, C. M. (2013). Suicide attempts in women with eating disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(4), 1042-1056.

Bulik, C. M., Baucom, D., Kirby, J., & Pisetsky, E. (2011). Uniting couples (in the treatment of) anorexia nervosa (UCAN). International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44(1), 19-28.

Pisetsky, E. M., Chao, Y. M., Dierker, L. C., May, A. M., & Striegel-Moore, R. H. (2008). Disordered eating and substance use in high school students: Results from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41(5), 464-470.

Full publication list available at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MFEDa-QAAAAJ&hl=en

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Eating Disorders; Body Image; Obesity; Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Stress and Adjustment; Chronic Illness

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Pisetsky is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and provides individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, and psychological assessments in the Outpatient Psychiatry clinic. She provides clinical services to adolescents and adults. Dr. Pisetsky uses motivational interviewing, behavioral modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical-behavioral therapy techniques.