Edward A. Selby, Ph.D.

Eddie Selby

Dr. Edward Selby, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in New York and assistant professor at Rutgers University who specializes in the research and treatment of suicidal and self-injurious behavior, personality disorders, and eating disorders. Dr. Selby completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The Florida State University in 2011, following completion of his psychology residency at Brown University – Warren Alpert Medical School in 2011. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters. He has recieved grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and he has received several national awards for his research including the Early Career Investigator Award from the International Academy for Suicide Research, the Neil S. Jacobson Award for Outstanding and Innovative Clinical Research from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Psychological Association Division 12 Distinguished Student Research Award. 

A major focus of Dr. Selby's research involves emotion dysregulation and the use of self-sabotaging behaviors, such as binging and purging, self-injury, alcohol and substance use, fighting or reckless driving, to distract from upsetting emotions. Dr. Selby and colleagues have authored the Emotional Cascade Model, a model that suggests that prior to engaging in these behaviors people repetitively and intensely think or ruminate about an upsetting situation to the point that they work themselves into an extremely painful state called an emotional cascade. Self-sabotaging behaviors, then, are frequently used to distract from these upsetting thoughts and short circuit from the emotional cascade, resulting in short term emotional relief but long term health, relationship, and occupational problems. Dr. Selby has also recently published a model on positive emotion dysregulation in anorexia nervosa. Dr. Selby’s treatment research focuses on novel ways to implement treatment through the use of portable digital devices as well as combined mindfulness meditation and exercise as interventions for psychopathology.

Dr. Selby maintains a limited private practice in midtown Manhattan, for details please see the practice website (www.psytechrx.com)

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Dr. Selby's listing on Psychology Today (<http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=204305&sid=1406723468.8205_330&lastname=Selby&tr=ResultsName&trow=8&ttot=55>).  

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Overcoming Self-Sabotage

How to understand and regulate destructive behaviors.