21. Emotions and Eating Disorders: Treatment Implications

  1. John R. E. Fox3 and
  2. Ken P. Goss4
  1. John R. E. Fox3,
  2. Anita Federici1 and
  3. Mick J. Power2

Published Online: 3 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch21

Eating and its Disorders

Eating and its Disorders

How to Cite

Fox, J. R. E., Federici, A. and Power, M. J. (2012) Emotions and Eating Disorders: Treatment Implications, in Eating and its Disorders (eds J. R. E. Fox and K. P. Goss), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

  2. 4

    Coventry Eating Disorders Service, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. 1

    Credit Valley Hospital, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

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:

  • dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT);
  • eating disorders (EDs);
  • emotion-focused therapy (EFT);
  • emotions;
  • SPAARS-ED model

Summary

This chapter reviews and discusses the relative merits of three treatment models currently being used in the treatment of eating disorders (EDs). The three models are: (1) the SPAARS-ED model, (2) the application of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) to the treatment of EDs, and (3) the application of emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to the treatment of EDs. There are significant overlaps between the SPAARS-ED model, DBT and EFT as they all emphasize the significance of emotions in EDs, especially how the ED functions as a powerful method of suppressing painful emotions. While the aim of this chapter is to highlight each model, attention is given to the meta-theoretical view, looking for key processes that underpin EDs across each of the models presented.