In Focus: Faculty & Research, Dr. Merle Keitel

In this month’s Inside Fordham, “Professor Gives Voice to Parents of Anorexic Children” focuses on Merle Keitel, Ph.D.‘s newest studies on anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN).The Professor of counseling psychology in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) recently administered two qualitative studies on parents of children who suffer from AN. A 2007 study focused on mothers, while her latest study focuses on fathers. She has discovered that parents, confronted with a child’s irrational and self-destructive fear of becoming fat, often don’t know what to do or where to turn.

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