Dr. Erin Chatten

Eating Disorder Therapist

Erin Chatten, Psy.D., L.P.C. Postdoctoral Fellow in Eating Disorders

Education and Training

Dr. Chatten received a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Public Health from Indiana University (IU) Bloomington. She received her M.S. in Psychology: Clinical Counseling from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. She was involved with a student run interdisciplinary healthcare clinic and conducted research examining social desirability, mood changes, and eating behaviors. As a result, Dr. Chatten received awards for excellence in research and interprofessional healthcare.

Dr. Chatten received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology degree and her Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. Her dissertation research examined primary care physicians’ weight stigmatizing attitudes and the diagnoses and treatment recommendations provided to higher-weight patients with “atypical” anorexia nervosa. She defended her dissertation with honors and received an award from the Academy for Eating Disorders on her dissertation research.

Dr. Chatten has experience treating clients with eating disorders at the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. She previously worked at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in Lemont, IL and completed a clinical training placement in the Eating Disorders IOP/PHP program at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital in Naperville, IL.

Dr. Chatten completed her APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship/Clinical Residency in Eating Disorders at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA where she received specialized training in Health at Every Size®- and social justice- informed approaches.

Dr. Chatten currently practices under the direct supervision of Dr. Catharine Devlin. She is currently working toward her Clinical Psychologist license and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) designation.

Current Clinical Interests

Dr. Chatten is passionate about working with adults with eating disorders and disordered eating. Using an intersectional, social justice-informed, relational, and harm reduction framework, she integrates the Health at Every Size® principles with acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Chatten identifies as a body liberation advocate and especially enjoys working with higher-weight folks who have experienced weight stigma or anti-fatness. Dr. Chatten is passionate about supporting higher weight folks in reclaiming their bodies and finding liberation from size-based oppression.

Professional Development

Dr. Chatten is currently a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA), International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp), the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), and the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). She previously served on the Education Committee of ASDAH and is a member of the AED Weight Stigma and Social Justice Special Interest Group. She has presented at several professional meetings and is passionate about attending conferences to further her education and training.

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On a personal note

Dr. Chatten identifies as a white, cisgender, able-bodied, person of size. Dr. Chatten has lived experience of weight stigma and understands that each person’s lived experience is unique. Dr. Chatten continues to critically examine the role her privileged identities played in her ability to access body liberation and resist size-based oppression. Dr. Chatten currently lives in a Chicago suburb with her partner and Australian Shepherd mix rescue dog. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.