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ERIC Number: EJ806997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0005-7894
An Examination of the Mechanisms of Action in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa
Spangler, Diane L.; Baldwin, Scott A.; Agras, W. Stewart
Behavior Therapy, v35 n3 p537-560 Sum 2004
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa (BN) has received considerable empirical support for its efficacy. However, few investigators have examined the mechanisms proposed to account for the reduction of BN symptoms during CBT. The current study examined the associations between therapist interventions, client mechanisms, and symptoms during treatment in a sample of 56 clients undergoing CBT for BN. Results suggested that behavioral interventions were most associated with symptom change during treatment whereas relational interventions were most associated with change in client mechanisms such as client engagement. Additionally, some changes in BN symptoms were mediated by changes in proposed client mechanisms whereas others were directly associated with therapist interventions. Implications of these findings for CBT theory of BN treatment and CBT treatment process research methodology are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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