This treatment approach uses self-help book ‘Overcoming Binge Eating’, which is the recommended self-help book for treating eating disorders.
It is appropriate for a range of eating disorders, including those in which binge eating behaviour is not present. This approach has shown to be as equally effective in the treatment of eating disorders as CBT-E. Particpants will be guided by a clinician through the self-help steps in nine, 30-minute session across 16 weeks. Participants will be asked to:
- Read the chapters in order and at a pace that matches your treatment schedule
- Complete all self-help activities provided in each step and bring this work to the guided sessions
Each guided session will be of 30 minutes duration and will guide you to discuss and reflect on the tasks you have completed, problem solve barriers, and prepare for the following self-help step.
Symptoms will be assessed at the end of the 5th guided session. This assessment will involve repeating the online questionnaires conducted before treatment. Depending on the results of these assessments, participants will either continue with guided self-help and complete the remaining 4 guided self-help sessions, or treatment will be “stepped up” to a 20-session course of CBT-E.