Protocol for EMDR therapy in the treatment of eating disorders
Summary Sheet: Protocol for EMDR therapy in the treatment of eating disorders (Luber)
Eating disorders (ED)—anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder—are persistent and complex disorders and, therefore, a challenge for therapists with any theoretical orientation. This chapter describes eye movement desensitization and reprocessing eating disorders (EMDR-ED) protocol, as integrated in the eight phases of the Standard EMDR Protocols. The eight phases include: history-taking and case conceptualization; preparation; assessment; desensitization; installation; body scan; closure; and reevaluation. Existing treatments for eating disorders are not sufficiently effective and efficient. The chapter describes how and for what symptoms EMDR therapy can be implemented in a multidisciplinary broad-spectrum treatment of patients with an eating disorder. It clarifies therapist criteria, potential procedures for target selection, and the content of the six modules. The chapter introduces an experimental protocol, consisting of six potential modules and six procedures of target selection. The protocol is based on the transdiagnostic theoretical model of Fairburn et al. (2003) and has shown positive results in clinical practice. Empirical validation is needed, and empirical results may necessitate adaptations in this protocol.
Original Work Citation
Beer, R. (2019). Protocol for EMDR therapy in the treatment of eating disorders. In M. Luber (Ed.), Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets: Treating eating Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Maladaptive Self-Care Behaviors (pp. 11-78). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co
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