Dr. Shannon L. Zaitsoff, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Dr. Zaitsoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. She conducts research on the prevention and treatment of eating and weight disorders. Dr. Zaitsoff completed her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor, and her clinical internship at the University of Chicago, under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Le Grange. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research at Yale University. Dr. Zaitsoff has specialized training in treatments for children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with eating and weight disorders. Specifically, she has expertise in Family-Based Treatment (i.e., the Maudsley approach), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Behavioural Weight Loss. Her current research projects examine the importance of family meals in relation to healthy eating and weight practices and the role of the patient-therapist relationship in family-based treatments for adolescents with eating disorders.