Eastern Michigan University
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Ashley Anne Wiedemann, M.S.

awiedema@emich.edu


 Education

Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 2011 to present

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 2012
Master's Thesis entitled Differences between Post-bariatric Patients and Controls in a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program: Implications for Treatment. Defended January, 2012.

Qualifying Paper: An Investigation of the Role of Emotions in Pathological Overeating in Adults: Psychopathology, Assessment, Treatment, and Research Design

Dissertation: An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Emotion Regulation, Emotional Eating, Experiential Avoidance, and Distress Tolerance on Eating Behavior.

B.S., Psychology and Women's Studies, Eastern Michigan University, 2008

Practicum Training

Eastern Michigan University Psychology Clinic (2011-Present)

Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital, Substance Use Disorders Clinic (2013-2014)

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Jefferson Avenue Research Clinic, Detroit, MI (2009-2010)

Research Interests

Eating- and weight-related disorders (e.g., binge eating disorder and obesity); bariatric surgery; the interaction of addictive and eating behaviors; emotional eating; emotion regulation; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Publications

Wiedemann, A. A., Saules, K. K., & Ivezaj, V. (2013). Emergence of New Onset substance use disorders among post-weight loss surgery patients. Clinical Obesity, 3, 194-201. doi:10.1111/cob.12034

Wiedemann, A. A., & Saules, K.K. (2013). The relationship between emotional eating and weight problem perception is not a function of body mass index or depression. Eating Behaviors, 14, 525-528. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2013.07.003

Ledgerwood, D. M., Arfken, C. L., Wiedemann, A. A., Bates, K. E., Holmes, D., & Jones, L. (2013). Who goes to treatment? Predictors of treatment initiation among gambling help-line callers. The American Journal on Addictions, 22, 33-38. doi:10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.00323.x

Ivezaj, V., Saules, K. K., & Wiedemann, A. A. (2012). "I didn't see it coming" Why are post-bariatric surgery patients in substance abuse treatment? Patients' perceptions of etiology and future recommendations. Obesity Surgery, 22, 1308-1314. doi:10.1007/s11695-012-0668-2

Ledgerwood, D. M., Wiedemann, A. A., Moore, J., & Arfken, C. L. (2012). Clinical characteristics and treatment readiness of male and female problem gamblers calling a state gambling helpline. Addiction Research and Theory, 20(2), 162-171.

Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A. A., Ivezaj, V., Hopper, J. A., Foster-Hartsfield, J., & Schwarz, D. (2010). Bariatric surgery history among substance abuse treatment patients: Prevalence and associated features. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases, 6, 615-621. doi:10.1016.jsoard.2009.12.008

Ivezaj, V., Saules, K. K., Hoodin, F, Alschuler, K., Angelella, N. E., Collings, A. S., & Wiedemann, A. A. (2010). The relationship between binge eating and weight status on depression, anxiety, and body image among a diverse college sample: A focus on bi/multiracial women. Eating Behaviors, 11(1), 18-24. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.08.003.

Saules, K. K., Collings, A. C., Wiedemann, A. A. & Fowler, S. L (2009). The relationship of body image to obesity and binge eating: The role of cross-situational body image dissatisfaction versus situational reactivity. Psychological Reports, 104(3), 909-921.

Saules, K. K., Collings, A. S., Hoodin, F., Angelella, N. E., Alschuler, K., Ivezaj, V., Saunders-Scott, D., & Wiedemann, A. A. (2009). The contributions of weight problem perception, BMI, gender, mood, and smoking status to binge eating among college students. Eating Behaviors, 10(1), 1-9.

Honors and Awards

2014 Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan Student Award. Grant Number 2117.SAP. ($3,000)
2011-Present Eastern Michigan University Doctoral Fellowship ($16,500 annually)
2013 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Travel Award, Psych. Department ($400)
2013 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($300)
2013 Eastern Michigan University Dean's Student Travel Award ($400)
2012 Nominated for the 2013 Midwestern Association of Graduate School Distinguished Master's Thesis Award
2012 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($150)
2012 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Travel Award, Psych. Department ($400)
2012 Eastern Michigan University Student Travel Award, College of Arts and Sciences ($400)
2011 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Travel Award, Psych. Department ($400)
2011 Eastern Michigan University Student Travel Award, College of Arts and Sciences ($400)
2011 Eastern Michigan University Dean's Student Travel Award ($100)
2011 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Provost Award ($275)
2010 Eastern Michigan University Student Travel Award, College of Arts and Sciences ($400)
2010 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Travel Award, Psych. Department ($400)
2010-2011 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Assistantship, Psychology Department ($8,547)
2009 Eastern Michigan University Student Travel Award, College of Arts and Sciences ($400)
2009 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Travel Award, Psych. Department ($400)
2008-2009 Eastern Michigan University Graduate Assistantship, Health Education Dept. ($7,770)
2008 Eastern Michigan University Robert Anderson Award, Outstanding Psychology Student of the Year ($550)
2007 Eastern Michigan University Wilbert McKeachie Award, Best Undergraduate Research Fair Psychology Poster ($590)
2007 Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Symposium Silver Anniversary Scholarship ($300)
2007-2008 Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, Eastern Michigan University Chapter, Vice President

Conference Presentations

Wiedemann, A. A., & Loverich, T. M. (2014, June). Weight-related experiential avoidance, binge eating, and food addiction. Paper session presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Loverich, T. M., Wiedemann, A. A., & Waltz, T. J. (2014, June). Does experiential avoidance carry weight? A review of four studies. Paper session presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Wiedemann, A. A., Loverich, T. M., & Saules, K. K. (2013, November). The contribution of emotional eating and emotion regulation to the prediction of binge eating and weight status. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society.

Loverich, T. M., Wiedemann, A. A., Carey, J., & Saules, K. K. (2013, November). DSM-V binge eating and emotion regulation: Parallels between women and overweight men. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society

Wiedemann, A. A., Saules, K. K., & Clark, S. (2013, March). Are substance use disorders and 'food addiction" associated with other addictive behaviors among weight loss surgery patients? Poster presented at the 34rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Wiedemann, A. A., Saules, K. K., & Ivezaj, V. (2012, November). Are post-bariatric surgery patients at risk for new onset development of substance use disorders? Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Loverich, T. M., Stanley-Kime, K., Nugent, N., & Wiedemann, A. A. (2012, November). ACT-WeL for weight reduction and maintenance: An examination of mechanisms of change in a small randomized controlled trial for effectiveness. Oral presentation at the 2012 Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Sabo, M., Loverich, T. M., & Wiedemann, A. A. (2012, June). An investigation into the relationships among adult child and parent experiential avoidance, mindfulness and excessive behaviors. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference in Washington, D.C.

Loverich, T. M., Sabo, M., & Wiedemann, A. A. (2012, June). A look at body mass index, experiential avoidance, mindfulness, emotional dysregulation, and weight-related excessive behaviors in a college population. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference in Washington, D.C.

Wiedemann, A. A., & Saules, K. K. (2012, April). Post-bariatric patients in substance abuse treatment: Do they differ from the traditional substance abuse inpatient? Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Saules, K. K., Reslan, S., Wiedemann, A. A., Clark, S., Pulcini, M. (2012, February). Eating and addiction among weight loss surgery patients: can behavioral economic theory shed light on the association? Oral presentation at the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan Convention.

Wiedemann, A. A., & Saules, K. K. (2011, November). The power of self-concept: Emotional eating and weight problem perception. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Reslan, S., Wiedemann, A. A., & Saules, K. K. (2011, November) Anchoring body mass index to figural stimuli: Validating a measure of perceptual body image distortion. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Knezevic, B., Wiedemann, A. A., Greenwald, M. K., & Ledgerwood, D. M. (2011, June). Contingency management for smoking cessation: Do prizes help methadone patients quit? Poster presented at the 2011 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Florida.

Wiedemann, A. A., Saules, K. K., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Wood, D., & Skilton, L. (2011, April). An examination of post-bariatric patients who develop problematic substance use after surgery: New Onset Users compared to controls. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Pulcini, M. E., Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A. A., & Ivezaj, V. (2011, April). Is substance use disorder subsequent to bariatric surgery related to weight loss outcome? Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A. A., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Wood, D., & Skilton, L. (2011, April). Quality of life of post-bariatric surgery patients vs. controls enrolled in a substance abuse treatment program. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Wiedemann, A. A., Knezevic, B., Greenwald, M. K., Bates, K., & Ledgerwood, D. M. (2011, April). Prize-based contingency management for smoking cessation in methadone patients: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Feldman, B., Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A. A., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Frederick, A., Salters, L., & McMillon T. (2011, April). Post-bariatric patients in substance abuse treatment: Number and type of major life events differentiate Relapsers versus New Onset Users. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Ivezaj, V., Saules, K. K., Eshelman, A., Wiedemann, A. A., Wood, D. (2010, April). Why are post-bariatric patients in substance abuse treatment? Patients' perceptions of etiology and future recommendations. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wiedemann, A. A., Saules, K. K., Hopper, J. A., Foster-Hartsfield, J., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Serras, A., Kuykendall, L., Nguygen, R., Wood, D. (2010, April). Substance use trajectories of post-bariatric surgery patients enrolled in substance abuse treatment. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, Washington.

Saules, K. K., Schwarz, D., Hopper, J. A., Foster-Hartsfield, J., Wiedemann, A. A., Ivezaj, V., Reslan, S., Serras, A., Wood, D., Nguyen, R., Kuykendall, L. (2010, April). Post-bariatric surgery patients versus controls in substance abuse treatment. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, Washington.

Wiedemann, A. A., Saules, K. K., & Collings A. S. (2009, April). Interactions between smoking and weight status on body image and cognitive processes related to eating behavior. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, Quebec.

Ivezaj, V., Collings, A. S., Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A. A., Skilton, L., & Kuykendall, L. (2008, November). Behavioral and environmental predictors of binge eating: The power of the power of food scale. Poster presented at the Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Orlando, FL.

Wiedemann, A. A., Fowler, S. L., Collings, A. S., & Saules, K. K. (2008, May) Hypersensitivity to food cues as a predictor of disordered eating in college women. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago IL.

Collings, A. S, Fowler, S. L., Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A.A., Skilton, L. A., &
Kukyendall, L.L. (2008, March) Hypersensitivity to food cues and self perception of being overweight as predictors of binge eating in college women. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Saules, K. K., Collings, A. S., Hoodin, F., Angelella, N. E., Alschuler, K., Ivezaj, V., Saunders-Scott, D., & Wiedemann, A. A. (2008, March) Binge eating by normal-weight versus overweight-college students: The role of self perception of being overweight. Oral presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Collings, A. S., Saules, K. K., Wiedemann, A. A., & Fowler, S. L. (2007, April). Race differences in the relationship between situational body image reactivity and weight problems among college women. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Collings, A. S., Saules, K. K., Fowler, S. L., Wiedemann, A. A., Hoodin, F., Alschuler, K., Angelella, N. E., Ivezaj, V., & Saunders-Scott, D. (2007, February). Understanding the relationship between depression and smoking among college women: Does history of weight cycling contribute? Poster presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual convention, Austin, TX.