Dr. Susan Ohlde-Isbell, a licensed psychologist, developed this program after dealing with her own weight problem for ten years. She was able to lose 50 pounds and keep them off for over 20 years. She has taught this program for over 25 years at various universities, hospitals, and continuing education programs. In addition, she has presented and published her papers nationally and internationally as well as the speaker for various media events. Dr. Ohlde-Isbell has studied the effects of this program through research throughout this time. Dr. Ohlde completed her B.A. and M.Ed. at the University of Illinois, and her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas.
The following are a sample of these publications and presentations:
Ohlde-Isbell, S.K., & Karpowtitz, D.H. (2002). An innovative, cost-effective weight control program with long-term success, abstract. American Journal of Health Promotion, 16, 371.
Krieshok (now Ohlde-Isbell). S.I. (1988). A review of selected literature on obesity and guidelines for treatment. Journal of Counseling and Development, 66, 326-330.
Krieshok (now Ohlde-Isbell), S.I., Karpowtiz, D.H., & Krieshok, T.S. (1987). Differences in cognitive beliefs associated with eating style in relation to perception of body weight and degree of concern for weight. Presented toe the American (now International) Association of Eating Disorders Counselors Conferece, Orlando.
Bovsum, M. (1999). Food fantasies fuel obesity. United Press Internationl
Chanay, Kris (1998). Getting fit in Ì¢*‰ã¢98Ì¢*Òfor life. Capitol Health, 6-11.
KSNT TV-27 (NBC Affiliate-Topeka, KS) (Aired September 4, 2000). Ì¢*ÒHealthy Mondays: Depression and Overweight.Ì¢**