I strive toward balancing creative aspects of psychotherapy with scientific methods to deliver optimal care to my clients. I am interested in better understanding factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of eating disorders, as well as factors that contribute to positive change. As a result, I have collaborated on projects involving the understanding of emotions and interpersonal behaviours among individuals with eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition, I serve as peer-reviewer for several scientific journals in psychotherapy and mental health.
Ivanova, I.(2019). Emotion-Focused Therapy to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment. In T. L. Tylka & N. Piran (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Body Image: Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions (pp. 277-287). Oxford University Press, New York.
Grenon, R., McKenna, A., Maxwell, H., Carlucci, S., Brugnera, A., Schwartze, D., Hammond, N., Ivanova, I., Mcquaid, N., Proulx, G., & Tasca, G.A. (2018). The Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials of Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 27. doi: 10.1002/mpr.1734
Grenon, R., Carlucci, S., Brugnera, A., Schwartze, D., Hammond, N., Ivanova, I., Mcquaid, N., Proulx, G., & Tasca, G. A. (2018). Psychotherapy for eating disorders: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. Psychotherapy Research, 29, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2018.1489162
Tasca, G.A., Koszycki, D., Brugnera, A., Chyurlia, L., Hammond, N., Francis, K., Ritchie, K., Ivanova, I., Proulx, G., Wilson, B., Beaulac, J., Bissada, H., Beasley, E., Mcquaid, N., Grenon, R., Fortin-Langelier, B., Compare, A., & Balfour, L. (2018). Testing a stepped care model for binge-eating disorder: A two-step randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine. doi:10.1017/S0033291718001277
Grenon, R., Schwartze, D., Hammond, N., Ivanova, I., Mcquaid, N., Proulx, G., & Tasca, G. A. (2017). Group psychotherapy for eating disorders: A meta‐analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(9), 997-1013.
Carlucci, S., Ivanova, I., Bissada, H., & Tasca, G.A. (2017).Validity and reliability of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) in a clinical sample with eating disorders. Eating Behaviours, 26, 148-154.
Ivanova, I., Tasca, G.A., Proulx, G., & Bissada, H. (2016). Contribution of Interpersonal Problems to Eating Disorder Psychopathology via Negative Affect in Treatment-Seeking Men and Women: Testing the Validity of the Interpersonal Model in an Understudied Population. Journal Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24, 952-964.
Ivanova, I. V., Tasca, G. A., Proulx, G., Bissada, H. (2015). Does the Interpersonal model apply across eating disorder diagnostic groups? A structural equation modeling approach. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 56, 80-87.
Ivanova, I. V., Tasca, G. A., Hammond, N., Balfour, L., Ritchie, K., Koszycki, D., & Bissada, H. (2015). Negative affect mediates the relationship between interpersonal problems and binge-eating disorder symptoms and psychopathology in a clinical sample: A test of the interpersonal model. European Eating Disorders Review, 23, 133–138.
Ivanova, I. & Watson, J.C. (2014). Emotion-Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders: Enhancing Emotional Processing. Journal of Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 13 (4), 278-293.
Keshen, A., & Ivanova, I. (2013). Reduction of Bulimia Nervosa Symptoms after Psychostimulant Initiation in Patients with Comorbid ADHD: Five Case Reports. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 21 (4), 1-10.
Ivanova, I., & Watson, J. C. (2010). The Role of Emotional Expression and Ambivalence Over Expression in Romantic Relationships. Baltic Journal of Psychology, 11 (1, 2), 62-72.