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Dr. Kelly Vitousek is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where she also serves as Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is the Director of the Eating Disorders Program.  Dr. Vitousek talks about her journey toward studying eating disorders and starting out with a publication in Psychological Bulletin as a college graduate. They discuss focusing of the distinguishing features of the disorder that set it apart and her big idea about embracing the extreme behaviors that align with anorexia and nervosa.