Dr. Deborah Russo manages overall vision and day to day operations of the Rosewood Institute. Also vital to our mission is our fantastic bureau of highly experienced and trained expert speakers.

Deborah A. Russo, Psy.D., CEDS

Deborah Russo

Deborah A. Russo, Psy.D., CEDS

Training & Education Director, The Rosewood Institute

Dr. Russo oversees the development and management of educational matters related to the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders staff and health providers at large. As Host of TRI’s nationally broadcasted Webinar Series, she features Rosewood treatment providers, as well as clinical experts from around the nation who treat eating disorders, addictions and other illnesses effecting adolescents and adults. Dr. Russo’s credentials include a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida, and Minor in Women’s Studies; and, a Master of Science, and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Florida Institute of Technology. She is additionally a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and her field honors include the Elizabeth B. Wolf award for Clinical Excellence from FIT and the “Women at their Best” Glamour Magazine award for assisting women in transforming their lives and their cultures.

Dr. Russo’s collective clinical experience include 28 years treating individuals and families within outpatient, partial and inpatient settings. She has 15 years tenure as a National Speaker educating health professionals, academic institutions and community agencies in service of recognizing, intervening and encouraging the proper treatment of eating disorders. Her work is published in several treatment professional journals including Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment, Prevention and the Georgia Psychologist. And, she is currently co-writing a manuscript for Health Communications Inc. Publishers due to be released in 2016. Dr. Russo’s passion includes developing and providing “out of the box” workshops that enhance education and training for treatment center leaders and their staff, and advocating for the proper treatment for eating disorders and addictions.