Edward Abramson, Ph.D.

Edward Abramson, Ph.D.

2225 Braemar Rd Oakland, CA 94602

About the Expert

Dr. Abramson is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State Univrsity, Chico and currently an Instructior at the University of California Berkeley Extension. At CSU Chico he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in psychopathology in addition to supervising group counseling practica and graduate student thesis research. Dr. Abramson was a Visiting Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the United Medical and Dental School, University of London, England.

Areas of Expertise

  • Bariatric medicine
  • Psychology

Expert's Videos

Dr. Abramson discusses how to eat chocolate on KMAX

Expert's Profile

Dr. Edward Abramson is a licensed clinical psychologist, a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Chico, an Instructor at University of California Berkeley Extension, and former Director of the Eating Disorders Center at Chico Community Hospital. He is the author of six books including the recently published "Weight, Diet and Body Image: What Every Therapist Needs to Know."He writes a blog for Psychology Today Magazine, has been an editorial reviewer for several abnormal psychology textbooks, and has published research in peer reviewed journals.”

Dr. Abramson is a Fellow of The Obesity Society and has served on the Board of Directors of The California Psychological Association. He was a Visiting Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the United Medical and Dental School, University of London, UK. He frequently presents continuing education workshops dealing with eating and weight problems for therapists and health professionals.

Dr. Abramson has appeared on dozens of radio and TV programs including 20/20 and Joan Rivers. He's been interviewed for articles in publications ranging from The New York Times and Washington Post to Us Weekly and Cosmopolitan. Men's Health Magazine called him "the go-to authority on the why of weight gain."

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Catholic University of America
  • B.A. State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University)

Licenses

  • California Psychology License 4018

Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • British Psychological Society (Foreign Affiliate)
  • California Psychological Association (Former Board Member)
  • Contra Costa Psychological Association (Former Board Member)
  • The Obesity Society (Fellow)

Honors

  • Professional Achievement Honor, California State University, Chico

Publications

  • Weight, Diet and Body Image: What Every Therapist Needs to Know. (PESI Publishing & Media)
  • Body Intelligence: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, and Feel Great About Your Body Without Dieting! (McGraw-Hill, Books-For-A-Better Life Finalist)
  • Marital dynamics and weight regulation (The California Psychologist)
  • On the futility of dieting (Medscape General Medicine)
  • Continuing Education Course

Prior assignments

  • Clinical Psychologist, Alcohol and Drug Dependence Unit, Glenn General Hospital
  • Clinical Psychology Intern, V.A. Center, Martinsburg, WV

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