CBT-E stands for Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It is one of the leading evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other similar states.
CBT-E was originally developed as an outpatient treatment for adults. A version of the treatment is available for younger people, and it is also available as an intensive form for day patients and inpatients. It is a highly individualized treatment that focuses on the factors that maintain the disorder, with the therapist creating a version of CBT-E to match the eating problems of the person receiving treatment.
This involves gaining a mutual understanding of the person’s eating problem and helping them modify and stabilize their pattern of eating.
Progress is reviewed and treatment barriers are identified and addressed. A plan is formed for treatment.
The main body of treatment is a series of weekly sessions focusing on the processes that are maintaining the person’s eating problem.
The emphasis shifts to the future, focusing on dealing with setbacks and maintaining changes.
To receive online CBT-E training, therapists need to meet these criteria:
Please note that any clinicians undertaking training are responsible for (1) adhering to appropriate regulatory requirements for those who deliver psychological therapy and (2) ensuring that they are knowledgeable about managing the risks associated with working with patients with eating disorders.
The online CBT-E training program is designed to help clinicians implement CBT-E well. It centers on a collection of video presentations by an expert on the treatment, and it is in three sections:
To be considered for this free online training, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Access is granted after an eligibility check. Access to the training is funded by Health Education England in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The training website has been developed by the Center for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO) and its development has been funded by The Wellcome Trust.
Visit the CBT-E website for more information about the online training process:
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