The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
University of Delaware
Office: Howard, Room 136
Regularly Taught Courses:
PY208: Abnormal Psychology
Erin K. Engle, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical supervisor at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. After completing her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Delaware, Dr. Engle pursued research interests at Drexel University College of Medicine, where she studied neurocircuitry related to addiction, food consumption, and reward. She earned a Master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University before joining the Mood and Personality Disorders Research Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Engle completed her doctorate in clinical psychology within the Virginia Consortium Program, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy for eating disorders and body image disturbance. Returning to New York, she interned at Long Island Jewish Medical Center-The Zucker Hillside Hospital, gaining experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and group psychotherapy. As a postdoctoral fellow at Sarah Lawrence College Health Services, she honed skills in the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders, as well as suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Dr. Engle completed advanced intensive training in DBT through Behavioral Tech, LLC.
Currently, Dr. Engle specializes in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, depression, self-injurious behaviors, interpersonal issues, and gender identity. She helps oversee the comprehensive DBT Program and Group Therapy Program at Sarah Lawrence College Health Services. Dr. Engle has articles published in peer-reviewed journals including Body Image: An International Journal of Research and Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.
Body image, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, self-injurious behaviors, mindfulness, personality disorders, and group psychotherapy interventions.
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
(* indicates student co-author)
Engle, E., Gadischkie, S., Roy, N., & Nunziato, D. (2013). Dialectical behavior therapy for a college population: Applications at Sarah Lawrence College and beyond. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 27, 11-30.
Engle, E. K. (2009). The Body-Image Behaviors Inventory-3: Development and validation of the Body-Image Compulsive Actions and Body-Image Avoidance Scales. Dissertation summaries and abstracts in Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 6, 6-0-6.
Giovannelli, T. S., Cash, T. F., Henson, J. M., & Engle, E. K. (2008). The measurement of body-image dissatisfaction-satisfaction: Is rating importance important? Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 5, 216-223.
Jakatdar, T. A., Cash, T. F., & Engle, E. K. (2006). Body-image thought processes: The development and initial validation of the Assessment of Body-Image Cognitive Distortions. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 3, 325-333.
Radio Show Guest Speaker, Eating Disorders: Parts 1 and 2, "Tell Us More: A Program that Brings Psychology to Your Everyday Life," Cosmos FM 91.5, Queens, NY
Dr. Engle is an active supporter of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)