Dr. Judith Brisman is an innovator in the field of eating disorders and body image. She opened the first center in the country dedicated to the treatment of bulimia (Bulimia Treatment Associates, now the Eating Disorder Resource Center) and is the author of Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends, the first book to help family and friends who know someone in trouble with food. She is known internationally for the treatment program she developed for eating disorders and is a frequent presenter to the media, the public and to academic audiences alike.
In addition to her work with eating disorders, Dr. Brisman is a psychoanalyst, supervisor and instructor, trained at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology in New York City. She is on the editorial board of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention and she is an associate editor for the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She is also a supervisor of psychotherapy and on the teaching faculty at the William Alanson White Institute. Dr. Brisman has published and lectured extensively regarding the interpersonal treatment of eating disorders and maintains a private practice in Manhattan. Perhaps her most extensive experience comes from raising her twin 13 year old daughters who teach her more than any training program could possibly allow.