Professional Role(s) and qualifications:
PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Training in CBT-E:
training website, workshops, readings, have given numerous clinical trainings in Canada on CBT-E.
Clinical Practice and Supervision:
Dr. Federici is a Clinical Psychologist, the Owner and Clinical Director of MidlandDBT, and a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is the (elected) Co-Chair for the Suicide and DBT Special Interest Group for the Academy of Eating Disorders. Anita has more than 20 years of experience in the field and has an established reputation for her work as a therapist, clinical trainer, researcher, program director and consultant. She has provided more than 75 workshops on DBT and/or eating disorder and worked with numerous hospitals and organizations in North America to implement evidence-based treatment. In 2018, she was nominated as Business Woman of the Year for the Meridian Women of Excellence Awards. Dr. Federici is a recognized authority on eating disorder treatment and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Her work has been presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters.
Federici, A. (2013). Dialectical behavior therapy eating disorders: DBT for clients with complex and multidiagnostic eating disorder presentations (pp. 375-398). In Laura Choate (Ed.), Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor’s Guide to Treatment and Prevention. American Counseling Association Press.
Ben-Porath, D., Federici, A., Wisniewski, L., & Warren, M. (2014). Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Does It Bring about Improvements in Affect Regulation in Individuals with Eating Disorders? Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Available online: DOI: 10.1007/s10879-014-9271-2
Marek, R. J., Ben-Porath, D. D., Federici, A., & Wisniewski, L., & Warren, M. (2013). Targeting premeal anxiety in eating disordered clients and normal controls: A preliminary investigation into the use of mindful eating vs. distraction during food exposure. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, 6, 582-585. DOI:10.1002/
Federici, A., Wisniewski, L., & Ben-Porath, D. (2012). Description of an intensive dialectical behavior therapy program for multidiagnostic clients with eating disorders. Journal of Counseling and Development, Special issue on prevention and treatment of eating disorders, 90, 330-338.
Federici, A. & McMain, S (2009). Recent advances in psychosocial treatments for borderline personality disorder. F1000 Medicine Reports, 1:51
Federici, A., & Wisniewski, L. (2013). An Intensive DBT Program for Patients with Multidiagnostic Eating Disorder Presentations: A Case Series Analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, 4, 322-332. Available online: doi: 10.1002/eat.22112.