Emily Pisetsky, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Emily Pisetsky

Contact Info

episetsk@umn.edu

Office Address:
F282/2A West
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Molly Jokimaki

Administrative Phone
612-273-9732

Administrative Email
jokim004@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-273-9779

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Fellowship, Eating Disorders, University of Minnesota (2016)

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina (2013)

Internship, Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine (2013)


Dr. Emily Pisetsky specializes in eating disorders and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Her program of research focuses on identifying factors associated with the increased risk of suicide in individuals with eating disorders. She provides direct patient care in the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, where she co-directs the Women’s Wellbeing Program. She is actively involved in education including clinical supervision at the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and the Behavioral Health Clinic for Families.

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015, University of Minnesota Outstanding Junior Postdoctoral Scholar Award 
  • 2013, Academy for Eating Disorders John H. Sayler Memorial Scholarship 
  • 2007, Holzberg Fellowship
  • 2007, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2005, Psi Chi

Professional Associations

  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorder Research Society

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Pisetsky’s research focuses on etiology and treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. She is particularly interested in identifying factors associated with the increased risk of suicide in individuals with eating disorders.

Research Funding Grants

Dr. Pisetsky's research has been funded by the Minnesota Obesity Center, the UMN Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Publications

Pisetsky, EM, Schaefer, LM, Wonderlich, SA, Peterson, CB. Emerging Psychological Treatments in Eating Disorders. Psychiatric Clinics of North America (2019). Emerging Psychological Treatments in Eating Disorders. Psychiatric Clinics, 42(2), 219-229.

Pisetsky EM, Peterson CB, Mitchell JE, Wonderlich SA, Crosby RD, Le Grange D, Hill L, Powers P, Crow SJ. A comparison of the frequency of familial suicide attempts across eating disorder diagnoses. Int J Eat Disord. 2017;50(6):707-10. Epub 2017/02/16. doi: 10.1002/eat.22694. PubMed PMID: 28199032; PMCID: PMC5459656.

Pisetsky EM, Haynos AF, Lavender JM, Crow SJ, Peterson CB. Associations between emotion regulation difficulties, eating disorder symptoms, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide attempts in a heterogeneous eating disorder sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2017;73(Supplement C):143-50. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2016.11.012.

Pisetsky EM, Crow SJ, Peterson CB. An empirical test of the interpersonal theory of suicide in a heterogeneous eating disorder sample. Int J Eat Disord. 2017;50(2):162-5. Epub 2016/11/20. doi: 10.1002/eat.22645. PubMed PMID: 27859487; PMCID: PMC5291819.

Smith CE, Pisetsky EM, Wonderlich SA, Crosby RD, Mitchell JE, Joiner TE, Bardone-Cone A, Le Grange D, Klein MH, Crow SJ, Peterson CB. Is childhood trauma associated with lifetime suicide attempts in women with bulimia nervosa? Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. 2016;21(2):199-204. doi: 10.1007/s40519-015-0226-8.

Pisetsky EM, Crosby RD, Cao L, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Mitchell JE, Engel SG, Wonderlich SA, Peterson CB. An examination of affect prior to and following episodes of getting drunk in women with bulimia nervosa. Psychiatry Res. 2016;240:202-8. Epub 2016/04/26. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.044. PubMed PMID: 27111214; PMCID: PMC4939267.

Pisetsky EM, Wonderlich SA, Crosby RD, Peterson CB, Mitchell JE, Engel SG, Joiner TE, Bardone-Cone A, Le Grange D, Klein MH, Crow SJ. Depression and Personality Traits Associated With Emotion Dysregulation: Correlates of Suicide Attempts in Women with Bulimia Nervosa. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2015;23(6):537-44. Epub 2015/09/01. doi: 10.1002/erv.2401. PubMed PMID: 26315489; PMCID: PMC4868334.

Pisetsky EM, Thornton LM, Lichtenstein P, Pedersen NL, Bulik CM. Suicide attempts in women with eating disorders. J Abnorm Psychol. 2013;122(4):1042-56. Epub 2013/12/25. doi: 10.1037/a0034902. PubMed PMID: 24364606.

Full publication list available at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MFEDa-QAAAAJ&hl=en

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Dr. Pisetsky trains and supervises clinical psychology graduate students and interns as well as psychiatry fellows. She is also a member of the training faculty for the University of Minnesota Medical School APA-accredited psychology internship.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Eating Disorders; Body Image; Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Stress and Adjustment.

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Pisetsky is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota. She provides individual psychotherapy and psychological assessments in the Outpatient Psychiatry clinic. She provides clinical services to adolescents and adults with a primary focus on eating disorders and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; she co-directs the Women’s Wellbeing Program. Dr. Pisetsky uses motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and third wave behavior therapies (dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance an