• 1994-1995 Multi-site collaborative study supported by the McKnight Foundation. Principal investigators: Stewart Agras, Katherine Halmi, and James Mitchell. Manual authors: Erin Kleifield, Susan Wagner, Katherine Halmi, Terry Wilson, Stewart Agras, and James Mitchell. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa.

  • 1990-1991 The Howard F. Hunt Award of Distinction for excellence in research presented by the Psychology Faculty, Cornell University Medical College, The New York Hospital.

  • 1983-1986 Rutgers University Fellowship awarded by the Psychology Faculty, Rutgers University.

Professional Memberships

  • 2011-present International Society for Schema Therapy

  • 2010-present Association for Contextual and Behavioral Therapy

  • 2010-present Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration

  • 2008-present New York City-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association

  • 2000-present Connecticut Psychological Association

  • 1997-present American Psychological Association

  • 1997-present Academy for Eating Disorders


  • Stanford University, B.A., 1981 - Psychology
  • Rutgers University, M.S., 1985 -- Psychology
  • Rutgers University, Ph.D., 1989 -- Psychology
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Internship, 1989 - 1991
  • Cornell University, Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1991


  • Kleifield, E.I., Wagner, S., and Halmi, K.A. (1996). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of anorexia nervosa. In: The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 19(4), 715-737.

  • Kleifield, E.I., Sunday, S. Hurt, S., and Halmi, K.A. The tridimensional personality theory: Application to subgroups of eating disorders. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Psychiatric Research. Acceptance received: November 1991.

  • Kleifield, E.I. and Lowe, M.R. (1991). Weight Loss and sweetness preferences: The effects of recent versus past weight loss. Physiology and Behaviour, 49, 1037-1042.

  • Lowe, M.R. and Kleifield, E.I. (1988). Cognitive restraint, weight suppression, and the regulation of eating. Journal of Appetite, 10, 159-168.

  • Wilson, G.T., Rossiter, E., Kleifield, E.I., and Lindholm, L. (1986). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of bulimia nervosa: A controlled evaluation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 24(3), 277-288.

  • Williams, S.L. and Kleifield, E.I. (1985). Transfer of behavioral change across phobias in multiply phobic clients. Behavior Modification, 9(1), 22-31.

  • Williams, S.L., Dooseman, G. and Kleifield, E.I. (1984). Comparative effectiveness of mastery and exposure treatments for intractable phobias. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 52(4), 505-518.