Train-the-Trainer: Implementation of cognitive behavioural guided self-help for recurrent binge eating in a naturalistic setting

Laurie J. Zandberg, G. Terence Wilson

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Abstract

Objective The present study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of cognitive behavioural guided self-help (CBTgsh) for recurrent binge eating using the train-the-trainer implementation strategy. Method After receiving expert-led training in CBTgsh, a master's-level graduate student in clinical psychology subsequently trained and supervised less experienced graduate students to implement the treatment in an open clinical trial. Participants were 38 treatment-seeking students at a university counselling centre with recurrent binge eating, featuring cases of bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or eating disorder not otherwise specified. Results Intent-to-treat (ITT) analyses revealed 42.1% abstinence from binge eating at post-treatment and 47.4% at one-month follow-up. Participants reported significant pretreatment to post-treatment reductions on measures of specific eating disorder psychopathology, general psychopathology, and functional impairment and high levels of treatment acceptability. Conclusions These results provide 'proof-of-concept' for the train-the-trainer implementation strategy and add to the evidence supporting the feasibility and effectiveness of CBTgsh in routine clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-237
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Eating Disorders Review
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Keywords

  • CBT
  • binge eating
  • guided self-help
  • implementation
  • train-the-trainer

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