Course Description

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This program presents a range of therapies covering behavioral, cognitive, affect-based, relational, and integrative approaches. The expert contributors show what their techniques look like in action with patients struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and related problems. Cases cover the entire process of treatment and include therapist-patient dialogues and detailed descriptions of relevant instruments and procedures.

14 CE credits/hours, 135 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • List and describe five different types of eating disorders.
  • Describe how behavioral therapy is used to treat certain features of eating disorders such as fear of eating.
  • Explain how cognitive therapy can be used alone and/or in conjunction with other therapies to treat different types of eating disorders.
  • Explain how affect-based approaches to psychotherapy such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy are effectively utilized to treat certain eating disorders.
  • Name two relationally focused approaches to therapy that have extensive empirical support and have also been shown to be affective in the treatment of certain eating disorders.
  • Evaluate whether therapeutic approaches being utilized to treat eating disorders meet the author’s criteria for an “integrative approach” to treatment.
  • List four integrative approaches that meet the criteria for evidence-based treatment for different types of eating disorders.
  • Compare and contrast different treatment approaches for eating disorders.
  • Identify and assess the limitations of the different evidence-based approaches to eating disorder treatment.
  • Identify and select appropriate treatment for lesser known eating disorders such as Night Eating Syndrome.
  • Identify and select appropriate evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with different types of eating disorders.
  • Identify and select appropriate evidenced-based treatment for adults with different types of eating disorders.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • "Casebook of Evidence-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  3. 3
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Editor

Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD

Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She founded the Eating Disorders Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, and directed the program for more than 10 years.  Dr. Thompson-Brenner is a former member of the research faculty in the Department of Psychology at Boston University, where she is now Associate Adjunct Professor.  Her research and publications focus on the influences of patient personality traits, clinician emotions and attitudes, and patient race/ethnicity on eating disorder treatment, as well as the implementation of empirically supported treatments for eating disorders in clinical practice.  Dr. Thompson-Brenner serves on the editorial boards of Psychotherapy and the International Journal of Eating Disorders.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and is a recipient of a Patient-Oriented Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.