An Intensive DBT Program for Patients with Multidiagnostic Eating Disorder Presentations: A Case Series Analysis

Volume 46, Issue 4

About the Course:

This study presents case-series data on a novel outpatient program that blends dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with standard eating disorder (ED) interventions (i.e., food exposure, weight monitoring, cognitive modification, ED psychoeducation) for patients with complex and multidiagnostic ED presentations.

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

May 2013

Authors

Anita Federici, PhD; Lucene Wisniewski, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, social workers, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals who seek knowledge about treatment approaches for complex patients with eating disorders.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the unique treatment needs for patients with complex and multidiagnostic eating disorders.

  2. Identify how dialectical behaviour therapy can be integrated with standard eating disorder treatment approaches to enhance therapy outcomes for this “hard to treat” population.

  3. Gain knowledge of the current outcome data and research on the use of DBT for complex patients with eating disorders.

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