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|Title: ||Utilization of empirically supported psychotherapy treatments for individuals with eating disorders: a survey of psychologists|
|Authors: ||Mussell, Melissa Pederson|
Crosby, Ross D.
Crow, Scott J.
Knopke, Amy J.
Peterson, Carol B.
Wonderlich, Stephen A.
Mitchell, James E.
|Keywords: ||Cognitive behavioral techniques|
|Issue Date: ||2000|
|Abstract: ||Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the primary methods used by
psychotherapists in treating individuals with eating disorders and to determine the extent to which certain empirically supported psychotherapies (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy
[CBT] and interpersonal psychotherapy [IPT]) are used in clinical settings. Method: Surveys
developed for this study were sent to 500 psychologists randomly selected from a list of all
licensed doctoral-level psychologists in an upper midwestern state. Results: Despite the
findings that CBT techniques were reported to be frequently used, most respondents identified
something other than CBT or IPT as their primary theoretical approach. In addition, the
majority of repondents indicated not having received training in the use of manual-based,
empirically supported treatment approaches for working with individuals with eating disorders,
although most reported a desire to obtain such training. Conclusions: Although commonly
referred to as the “treatments of choice” in research literature, manual-based, empirically
supported approaches to working with individuals with eating disorders has not received
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