Media and Publications

For media requests, booking requests, and other inquiries, please email ashley@ashleyaclemft.com

Ashley offers workshops and lectures internationally on the topics of eating disorders, mental health, culturally sensitive treatment and its intersections with social justice, race, immigration, food access, trauma and other of experiences oppression. Her approach combines her clinical and research experience with activities and thought-provoking reflections to create a rich and collaborative learning environment.

Past Speaking Engagements include:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals
  • Southern Plains Tribal Health Board’s Tribal Public Health Conference
  • The Renfrew Conference
  • Pennsylvania Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Pathway Society Inc

Featured in:

  • Gürze-Salucore Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue
  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy’s (AAMFT) Family Therapy Magazine
  • International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) Expert Guest Blog
  • California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) The Therapist Magazine
  • Eating Disorder Recovery Support (EDRS) newsletter

Books/Book Chapters

Coming soon!


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Magazines/Online Publications

Acle, A. (2021, February). Is Recovery Possible if You Don’t Identify with Your Treatment Team Racially? Eating Disorder Recovery Support newsletter.

Acle, A. (2020, August). Specialist-Generalist Collaboration in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. The Therapist, 32(4), 12-16.


Invited Talks & Workshops

Acle, A. (2022, August). The Use of Our (Cultural) Selves. Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians & Professionals workshop.

Acle, A. (2022, August). Eating Disorders in Our Communities. Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) Mental Health Conference 2022.

Carroll, P., Acle, A., Call, C., Conlon, R.K. (2022, May). Diversifying Eating Disorder Treatment: One Size Does Not Fit All & Panel Discussion. Expert Health Equity Panelist, University of Pittsburg Medical Center Grand Rounds, Pittsburg, PA.

Acle, A. (2022, April). Eating Disorders in Our Tribal Communities? Considering Minority Stress, Trauma and Risk Factors to Start the Conversation. Southern Plains Tribal Health Board & 7th Generation’s Tribal Public Health Conference 2022.

Acle, A., Harris, M. (2022, February). Raising the Racial Consciousness of Your Practice. International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) 2022 conference symposia.

Harris, M., Acle, A. (2021, September). Allyship in Action: Level-Up Your Anti-Racism Work. Texas Eating Disorder Dietitian Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (TEDD-WIND) Inclusivity Conference.

Ross, C., Acle, A. (2021, March). Culturally Competent Conversations: Authentic Allyship. Consultation discussion through the African American Eating Disorders Professionals & Black, Indigenous, People of Color Committee (AAEDP-BIPOC), International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).

Acle, A., Tovar, V. (2021, February). The Intersection of Diet Culture/Eating Disorders & Racism: Seeing the Margins. Virtual presentation to eating disorders treatment professionals nationally.

Harris, M., Acle, A., Akinaka, M.E., Burnett, A. (2021, February). The Elephant in the Room: Inviting Conversations about Race, Size and Sexuality into Treatment and Advocacy. International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) 2021 symposia.

Acle, A., Davis, A., St John, C. (2021, February). Racial Self-Awareness and Healing: Exploration and Resources for Providers’ Journeys Addressing Racism. International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) 2021 symposia.

Acle, A. & Kim, N. (2020, October). Addressing and Challenging Racism in Eating Disorder Treatment & Research. Virtual presentation through International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) Institute.

Gayfield, P., Ross, C., Acle, A., St John, C., Davis, A. (2020, July). Culturally Competent Conversations: A Book Discussion on White Fragility. Virtual presentation through the African American Eating Disorders Professionals & Black, Indigenous, People of Color Committee (AAEDP-BIPOC), International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).

Kim, N., Ross, C., Acle, A. (2020, April). Cultural Context & Response to COVID-19 in People of Color with Eating Disorders. Virtual presentation through the African American Eating Disorders Professionals & People of Color Committee (AAEDP-POC), International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).

Acle, A. (2017, July). Eating Disorders: An Overview. Invited talk given to the Coalition Meeting, Pathway Society, San Jose, CA.


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