What is Therapist Drift?

A growing phenomenon termed ‘therapist drift’ references a clinician’s tendency to deviate from evidence-based treatment approaches as protocols are often viewed negatively. Some clinician’s regard them as constraining to their practice and artistry by limiting the individualization of formulation and intervention approaches. Despite the overwhelming support that individualized approaches to eating disorder treatment result in […]

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CP Science News: A vicious cycle among cognitions and behaviors enhancing risk for eating disorders

Zarychta, Mullan, Kruk, and Luszcynska (2017) investigated the relationship between three variables that are associated with the transdiagnostic model of EDs in a non-clinical population: appearance orientation, appearance worries, and dieting. There was the initial assessment, a 2-month follow-up and a 13-month follow-up to assess the short and long term relationships. The authors found reciprocal […]

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CP Science News: Executive functions in adolescents with binge-eating disorder and obesity

Executive functions in adolescents with binge-eating disorder and obesity In this study, Kittel, Schmidt, and Hilbert (2017) sought to examine executive functioning (EF) in response to neutral stimuli in youth with BED and obesity (referred to as “BED”), obesity only (“OB”), and normal weight controls (“NW”) to assess for differences between the groups. The researchers hypothesized […]

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Parental Involvement and Childhood Eating Disorders

A new study out of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., examined the role that parents play in childhood eating disorder treatment and recovery. Results suggest that parents should become more involved with their child’s eating disorder treatment and identified a high occurrence of the “parental blame complex.” The two-year study was conducted across seven sites […]

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