Mary Ellen J. Crowley

Mary Ellen J. Crowley
Harvard Medical School | HMS · Department of Psychiatry

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Crowley is a licensed clinical psychologist with faculty appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Crowley is the senior eating disorders consultant for the Pavilion at McLean Hospital. She also provides consultation to various area hospitals and residential treatment programs. Dr. Crowley has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, and her research interests include eating disorders and psychotherapy training.
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July 1999 - present
Harvard Medical School
Position
  • Instructor of Psychology

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Publications (10)
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Objectives: This study examined the directive and non-directive supervisors' instructional styles, supervisees' interactive communications within supervision sessions as well as the relative success of supervisees' learning to apply specific techniques within psychotherapy. Method: The developers of Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) prov...
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Objectives: Therapist effects, independent of the treatment provided, have emerged as a contributor to psychotherapy outcomes. However, past research largely has not identified which therapist factors might be contributing to these effects, though research on psychotherapy implicates relational characteristics. The present Randomized Clinical Tria...
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Using qualitative methodology, this study examined the experiences of treatment providers with a personal history of eating pathology. A total of 139 eating disorder treatment providers completed a questionnaire designed by the authors that (a) asked whether and how their personal history influences treatment of patients with eating disorders and (...
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Patients with eating disorders present unique challenges to treatment providers that may contribute to job burnout. This study examined demographic and work-related correlates of three primary components of burnout (i.e., emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and lack of personal accomplishment) in a sample of 296 professional eating disorder treatment p...
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To identify the effectiveness of psychotherapy supervision on therapists' immediate (next session) and long-term (1 year) adherence to time-limited dynamic psychotherapy (TLDP). Sixteen therapists from the Vanderbilt II psychotherapy project were assigned new cases in pretraining, training, and booster/posttraining year-long cohorts. Technical adhe...
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Although job burnout is common in mental health care settings, almost no research has examined burnout in eating disorder treatment providers. Using qualitative methodology, this study examined a) perceived contributors of burnout, b) efforts to manage burnout, and c) recommendations for avoiding burnout in a sample of professional eating disorder...
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Patients with eating disorders bring unique challenges to treatment providers. The purpose of this study was to explore treatment providers' experiences working with patients with eating disorders. Specifically, we investigated 1) the frequency and management of commentary about the treatment providers' appearance from patients, 2) personal changes...
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The effects of stress on eating habits and calorie intake of 30 female college students. Typescript. Thesis (B.A. Honors--Psychology)--Bucknell University, 1994. Supervised by: John T. Ptacek. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 53-55).

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