14. Introduction to Psychological Therapies for Eating Disorders

  1. John R. E. Fox1 and
  2. Ken P. Goss2
  1. Ken Goss2 and
  2. John R. E. Fox1

Published Online: 3 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch14

Eating and its Disorders

Eating and its Disorders

How to Cite

Goss, K. and Fox, J. R. E. (2012) Introduction to Psychological Therapies for Eating Disorders, in Eating and its Disorders (eds J. R. E. Fox and K. P. Goss), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Coventry Eating Disorders Service, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Coventry Eating Disorders Service, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683545

Online ISBN: 9781118328910

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Keywords:

  • eating disorders (EDs);
  • psychological therapies

Summary

This is an introductory chapter to the psychological therapies for eating disorders (EDs) section, which aims to provide a ‘state-of-the-art’ review of current psychological treatments for EDs; with a particular focus on the NICE (2004) treatment of choice, namely, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), as well as the other traditionally used psychotherapeutic approaches, such as psychodynamic psychotherapy and family therapy. However, since the NICE guideline was published a number of authors have developed new treatment approaches, many of which appear to offer promising provisional data or have face validity for clients and professionals. These therapies are yet to be subjected to the rigours of large-scale randomized control trials (RCTs), but will hopefully inspire the next generation of clinicians and researchers to explore their usefulness in the treatment of ED, or to develop and evaluate alternative approaches.