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The dissemination and implementation of psychological treatments: Problems and solutions

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  • Christopher G. Fairburn FMedSci,

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    1. Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 7JX, United Kingdom
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  • G. Terence Wilson PhD

    1. Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
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Abstract

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)

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