This workshop aims to introduce to the attendees different cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) techniques that were used with clients struggling with binge eating and bulimia in a group therapy setting. It also hopes to equip the attending specialists with tools that can be helpful if they come across clients struggling with eating disorders in their practice.
The group therapy program in which these tools were used took place in November 2021 and March 2022. The program consisted of 16 sessions and was divided into three phases: education and managing episodes, Cognition labeling and emotions management, and finally relapse prevention. The age range of clients included the early 20s to mid-40s and had significant results.
Through the workshop, we aim to offer an overview of basic concepts and techniques used in psychoeducation and integrative roleplays; aiming to change maladaptive eating patterns and enhance body image despite the complexity of treating Eating disorders.