Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
Author: Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP
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Course Created: 2022
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP
Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP, is a clinician, international trainer, and practice-based researcher. His interests include evidence-based psychotherapy practice, training, and implementation in systems that provide care to underserved populations. He is certified as a qualified Cognitive Therapist and Trainer/Consultant by the Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies. He also is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a board member for the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. More recently, Dr. Waltman, worked as a CBT trainer for one of Dr. Aaron Beck’s CBT implementation teams in the Philadelphia public mental health system. He is the first author of the book Socratic Questioning for Therapists and Counselors: Learn How to Think and Intervene like a Cognitive Behavior Therapist.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for eating disorders is a treatment package of behavioral and cognitive strategies. This learning material focuses on patients who are not medically at-risk and who need a behaviorally-based psychotherapy to treat their eating disorder. Notably, determining if a client is medically at-risk is a medical decision and best practice would dictate that therapists, at a minimum, coordinate with the primary care practitioners to assess medical needs when eating disorders are present. Designed for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and counselors this learning material discusses transdiagnostic treatment of eating disorders, provides clinical case examples, demonstrates a newer transdiagnostic protocol, and reviews cultural considerations.
The length of CBT treatment for eating disorders varies depending on client presentation. The latter portion of this learning material presents an abbreviated 10 session format of CBT for eating disorders for patients who are not underweight.
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- Differentiate the clinical presentations of eating disorder diagnoses.
- Describe the transdiagnostic CBT model of eating disorders.
- Describe the protocol for brief CBT for non-underweight patients with eating disorders.
- Identify cultural factors that affect the treatment of eating disorders.
Eating Disorder: Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Case Examples
Transdiagnostic CBT for Eating Disorders: Broadly Applicable Themes and Interventions
Brief CBT for Non-Underweight Patients with Eating Disorders
Case Example: Brief CBT for Non-Underweight Patients with Eating Disorders
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