Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Psychological Evaluations before Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Therapy

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Residency:Oregon Health Science University (1993) OR
  • Professional Education:UCLA School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Psychology (1984)
  • Ph.D., UCLA, Clinical Psychology (1991)

Community and International Work


  • Consultant

    Topic

    Eating Disorders: "Hard to treat" cases

    Partnering Organization(s)

    San Mateo County

    Populations Served

    Patients seeking services through the county mental health system

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Teaching & clinical interests include: Supervision, training, and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows and residents; consultation. Brief and long-term therapy: CBT, IPT, mood regulation & psychodynamic approaches.

Teaching

2013-14 Courses


Publications

Journal Articles


  • "Overcoming Eating Disorders - Patient Manual" - 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, "Treatments That Work" series Apple, R.F., Agras, W.S. 2007; August
  • "Overcoming Eating Disorders- Therapist Guide" - 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, "Treatments That Work" series Agras, W.S., Apple, R.F. 2007; August
  • "Overcoming Eating Disorders: Guided Self-Help" Oxford University Press, "Treatments That Work" series Agras, W.S., Apple, R.F. 2007; August
  • Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? Treatments That Work series, Oxford University Press Apple, R.F., Lock, J., Peebles, R. 2006; August
  • Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery (Client Manual) "Treatments That Work" series: Oxford University Press Apple, R.F., Lock, J, Peebles, R. 2006; August
  • Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery (Therapist Guide) "Treatments That Work" series: Oxford University Press Apple, R.F., Lock, J, Peebles, R. 2006; August
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Agras, W.S., Apple, R.F. (Kaslow, F. & Patterson, T. eds). 2002; 2 (Wiley)
  • Interpersonal therapy for bulimia nervosa JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY APPLE, R. F. 1999; 55 (6): 715-725

    Abstract

    Interpersonal therapy (IPT) has been identified as an effective treatment for bulimia nervosa that does not focus on bulimic symptoms. Rather, a detailed assessment culminating in an "interpersonal inventory" identifies core associated interpersonal problem(s) that become the focus of treatment. For that reason, IPT may be particularly helpful for clients who have become "stuck" in their eating disorder for reasons associated with problematic relationships. IPT is also helpful for clients who may benefit from a therapy that offers some structure, focus, and containment without clear behavioral directives. This article describes the theoretical background, structure, and technical aspects of IPT and presents a bulimia nervosa case in which IPT was used effectively, in part due to a "goodness of fit" between the issues presented by this particular client and the treatment model. The case also illustrates IPT's approach to handling resistance and therapist/client relationship issues.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000080671000005

    View details for PubMedID 10445862

  • Overcoming Eating Disorders: Therapist Guide "Treatments That Work" series: Oxford University Press Agras, W.S., Apple, R.F. 1997
  • "Sally and Her Eating Disorder: A Case of Bulimia Nervosa" A Casebook in Abnormal Psychology: From the Files of Experts Agras, W.S., Apple, R.F. 1997
  • Overcoming Eating Disorders: Client Workbook "Treatments That Work" series: Oxford University Press Apple, R.F., Agras, W.S. 1997
  • Comorbidity of Psychiatric Diagnoses in Anorexia Nervosa Archives of General Psychiatry Halmi, K.A., Eckert, E.D., Marchi, P., Sampuignero, V., Apple, R.F., Cohen, J. 1991; 48: 712-718
  • Affect expression, marital satisfaction, and stress reactivity in women during a conflictual marital discussion. Psychology of Women Quarterly Morrell, M.A., Apple, R.F. 1990; 14: 387-402
  • Differentiating bulimic-anorexic from normal families using an interpersonal and an observational rating system Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Humphrey, L.L, Apple, R.F., Kirschenbaum, D.S. 1986; 54 (2): 190-195

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