17 July 2018

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for eating disorders is the way to go. So, why is it underused?

The worldwide consensus among scientists is that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the best choice for treating eating disorders. Many tried and tested CBT protocols are available, but according to several publications (for example Waller et al., 2012) these protocols are often ignored. Frequently CBT-trained practitioners use interventions that have not been proven to be effective. Why does this “therapist drift” occur and what can we do about it?

Prof. dr. Sandra Mulkens (FHML/ FPN), professor in Feeding and Eating Disorders, recently published Behaviour Research and Therapy which explores “therapist drift” in the treatment of people with eating disorders. Mulkens’ goal was to replicate and expand Waller’s study.

By: Thom Frijns