Associate Director of Training: Dr. Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, Ph.D.
Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD is a clinical psychologist with experience in the treatment and research of children, youth, adults, families, and groups. Her academic career has focused on developing and examining novel, cutting-edge treatments for underserved patient groups. Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit received a PhD in clinical child psychology from Bar Ilan University in Israel. She is a Visiting Instructor in the Eating Disorder Research Program at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit’s current clinical and research interests include mobile mental health and the use of technology to augment existing treatments, deliver guided self-help interventions (either as a stand-alone entity or enhanced with a mental health coach), and improve assessment and monitoring of patients. She serves as a clinical researcher in two large-scale randomized controlled trials that are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and study innovative online and smartphone application programs for eating disorders. Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit trains and supervises graduate students and mental health providers who utilize technology to help their clients define their goals, identify barriers to change, learn new skills to manage symptoms, and proactively monitor their progress. Another line of research led by Dr. Sadeh-Sharvit is preventive interventions for parents with histories of eating disorders. A focused intervention she has developed with James Lock, MD, PhD from Stanford University, entitled Parent-Based Prevention, addresses the feeding-related concerns and dilemmas parents may have, and supports both parents in developing healthy habits in their children. Drs. Sadeh-Sharvit and Lock’s book on parents with eating disorders is forthcoming with Routledge.