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The Feasibility of Emotion-Focused Therapy for Binge-Eating Disorder: A Pilot Randomised Wait-List Control Trial

About the Course

Research into psychotherapy for binge-eating disorder (BED) has focused mainly on cognitive behavioural therapies, but efficacy, failure to abstain, and dropout rates continue to be problematic. The experience of negative emotions is among the most accurate predictors for the occurrence of binge eating episodes in BED, suggesting benefits to exploring psychological treatments with a more specific focus on the role of emotion. The present study aimed to explore the feasibility of individual emotion-focused therapy (EFT) as a treatment for BED by examining the outcomes of a pilot randomised wait-list controlled trial.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Feasibility of Emotion-Focused Therapy for Binge-Eating Disorder: A Pilot Randomised Wait-List Control Trial created by Kevin Glisenti, Ph.D. , Esben Strodl, Ph.D. , Robert King, Ph.D., and Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. in 2021.

Publication Date:

Journal of Eating Disorders, 9 (1), 1-15 Jan 2021

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Kevin Glisenti, Ph.D.

Kevin Glisenti, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist. His own practice, the Moderation Clinic, in Queensland Australia focuses on helping clients overcome barriers to achieving and sustaining a healthy weight, such as emotional eating, binge eating, grazing, overeating, irregular eating patterns and unrealistic physical activity goals.

Esben Strodl, Ph.D.

Esben Strodl, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology. His research interests include psychological factors associated with chronic disease, metacognitions and meta-cognitive processes in psychotherapy, psychological factors (e.g. meta-emotions, trauma) associated with disordered eating behaviour, and novel psychotherapies for disordered eating behaviours.

Robert King, Ph.D.

Robert King, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology. Dr. King's experience includes substantial experience as a consultant to hospitals and other mental health services in Queensland and other states in Australia.

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D.

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. is a full Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He is the Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Center and one of the world’s leading authorities on working with emotions in psychotherapy. Dr. Greenberg is among the primary developers of emotion focused therapy (EFT) for individuals and for couples. He is co-author of some of the field's major texts, including: Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986) with Jeremy Safran; Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988) with Susan Johnson; Facilitating Emotional Change with Laura Rice and Robert Elliott; and Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy (1997) with Sandra Paivio.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define binge-eating disorder (BED).
  2. Summarize the treatment research to date for BED.
  3. Describe emotion-focused therapy (EFT).
  4. Recognize the general results of the current study, in particular, the treatment's effect on objective binge episodes and days.

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