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ERIC Number: ED419193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 26
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Familiarizing Students with the Empirically Supported Treatment Approaches for Eating Disorders.
Wilkins, Victoria; Urban, Greg; Zanotti, Mary; Chambliss, Catherine
In recent years, bulimia nervosa has plagued young women and become a major issue in mental health care. Strategies for training counseling students so as to acquaint them with clinical research on treatments for bulimia are presented in this report. It reviews empirically supported treatments (ESTs) concerning eating disorders in order to facilitate this educational process. The ESTs and evidence-based treatments described here are grounded in studies recommended by the American Psychological Association. Priority was given to carefully controlled, double-blind, randomized studies with adequate sample size and measures to assure high-treatment fidelity. Included in the treatment summaries are techniques of cognitive behavior therapy, behavioral treatment, and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). The steps involved in explaining the IPT concepts and contract and the way in which group therapy sessions should be structured and conducted are included in each overview. The core procedures to be utilized through Cognitive Behavior Therapy are outlined and information on the cognitive distortions and dysfunctional thinking patterns involved with eating disorders and how they affect therapy for patients with these disorders are presented. The report likewise discusses maintenance and how to cope with lapses. (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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