Department of PsychologyUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa

Department of Psychology Faculty Profile

Kelly M Vitousek

Kelly M Vitousek

Associate Professor


PhD, University of Minnesota


Dr. Vitousek's principal areas of interest are the eating disorders and cognitive-behavioral theory and therapy (CBT). Her recent work includes the assessment and enhancement of motivation for change in anorexia nervosa, development of modified CBT approaches for the eating disorders, therapist training in CBT, and caloric restriction for longevity. Dr. Vitousek serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Recent publications focus on motivation for change in the eating disorders, CBT for anorexia nervosa, problems in the assessment of personality traits and disorders, and the implications of caloric restriction for longevity on the eating disorder field. Dr. Vitousek is the Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at UH, and Director of the Eating Disorder Program. Concentration Areas: Clinical Studies

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