MEET THE AUTHORS

Charlynn Small

Dr. Small is a licensed psychologist from Washington, DC, on staff at the University of Richmond's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Virginia, where she is chairperson of the Eating and Body Image Concerns team. She received her Ph.D. in school psychology at Howard University. Dr. Small is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Washington, DC. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, advocating for the awareness of eating disorders affecting Black women, persons of color, and underrepresented groups. Dr. Small is a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp™) and is a certified member and Approved Supervisor (CEDS-S) of iaedp™. She co-founded the Foundation's African-American Eating Disorders Professionals (AAEDP) Committee and currently serves on the board of Richmond's chapter of iaedp™. She has also served on the advisory board for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).

PhD, LCP, CEDS-S

Mazella Fuller

PhD, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S

Dr. Fuller is a clinical associate on staff at the Counseling and Psychological Services of Duke University. Dr. Fuller provides clinical services, consultation, and training for social work and psychology interns. She has worked in education for many years as a high school teacher, adjunct instructor, consultant, and clinician. Dr. Fuller is an integrative health coach, and graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine. She is a certified member and approved supervisor (CEDS-S) of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp™) and completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program through the Duke Integrative Medicine/Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical focus areas are brief therapy and young adult development, couples, gender and social justice, equity and inclusion, and women's leadership development. Dr. Fuller received her MSW from Smith College for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Fuller has served as a member of the advisory board for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).