The Dissemination and Implementation of Psychological Treatments: Problems and Solutions.

The dissemination and implementation of psychological treatments: Problems and solutions.

Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Jul; 46(5): 516-21
Fairburn CG, Wilson GT

Treatment researchers expend their efforts identifying effective treatments, and for whom and how they work, but there are matters over and above these that are of concern when it comes to dissemination and implementation. These include the clinical range of the interventions concerned, the ease with which they can be learned, and their mode of delivery. It is these three topics, as they apply to the psychological treatment of eating disorders, that form the focus of this article. Alongside these considerations, we discuss how modern technology has the potential to transform both treatment and training. © 2013 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013; 46:516-521). HubMed – eating


Harnessing the power of technology for the treatment and prevention of eating disorders.

Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Jul; 46(5): 508-15
Bauer S, Moessner M

The objective of this article is to review the available literature regarding the development and evaluation of technology-enhanced interventions for eating disorders.Literature was reviewed pertaining to interventions that use technology (e.g., Internet, mobile phones) for prevention, guided self-help, treatment, relapse prevention, and carer support.A number of technology-enhanced approaches have been developed for each facet of the care spectrum, and experiences that are reported with their implementation are overall promising. However, only few of them have been evaluated in adequately designed and powered trials.This review suggests that technology-enhanced interventions offer multiple opportunities to improve care for eating disorders. More research is needed on the efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and reach of these approaches to ultimately estimate their public health impact. It is discussed to what extent innovative models of care integrating technology-enhanced interventions and face-to-face interventions may improve service delivery for eating disorders. © 2013 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013; 46:508-515). HubMed – eating



Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Jul; 46(5): 507
Becker AE

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A system of evidenced-based techniques and collaborative clinical interventions with a chronically ill patient.

Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Jul; 46(5): 501-6
Fallon P, Wisniewski L

Although evidence-based treatments (EBTs) exist for both bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, there is far less evidence underpinning the treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN). Furthermore, there is no clearly defined standardized approach to patients who have not responded to treatment over an extended period of time. Chronic eating disorder patients in particular might need long-term engagement with treatment providers offering a wide range of interventions. This case study highlights how an experienced private practitioner systematically employed a variety of EBT techniques for a patient with a severe, long-term eating disorder and its comorbidities, within a model of attachment and collaboration. The practice of utilizing a wide variety of EBT techniques in a systematic manner guided by clinical expertise and supported by a therapy relationship of collaboration and attachment may prove to be a fruitful avenue for future research. © 2013 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. HubMed – eating



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