Case Analysis – Collaborating with Outside Providers
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the PSY650 Week Three Treatment Plan and Case 9: Bulimia Nervosa in Gorenstein and Comer (2014).
Please also read the Waller, Gray, Hinrichsen, Mounford, Lawson, and Patient (2014) “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Atypical Bulimic Nervosa: Effectiveness in Clinical Settings,”Halmi (2013)
“Perplexities of Treatment Resistance in Eating Disorders,” and DeJesse and Zelman (2013) “Promoting Optimal Collaboration Between Mental Health Providers and Nutritionists in the Treatment of Eating Disorders” articles.
Assess the evidence-based practices implemented in this case study. In your paper, please include the following.
The Case Analysis – Collaborating with Outside Providers
PSY650 Week Three Treatment Plan
Behaviorally Defined Symptoms: Rita attempts to control her weight by fasting or consuming large quantities of food (e.g., multiple slices of pizza, gallons of ice cream) followed by purging (vomiting). Rita binges two to three times per week, and reports feeling “guilty” after each episode.Diagnostic Impression: Bulimia NervosaLong-Term Goal: Reduce bingeing and compensatory behaviors by changing distorted attitudes about weight and any other thinking patterns.Short-Term Goal: Establish regular eating patterns by eating in regular intervals and consuming 2,000 calories per day.Intervention 1: Dr. Heston will educate Rita about the etiology of eating disorders.Intervention 2: Rita will read psychoeducational handouts and treatment manuals for homework.Intervention 3: Rita will monitor her food consumption using a nutritional journal.Intervention 4: Dr. Heston will teach Rita how to identify dysfunctional thinking and develop more healthy cognitions and coping skills.For additional information regarding Rita’s case history and the outcome of the treatment interventions, please see Dr. Heston’s session notes under Case 9 in Gorenstein and Comer’s (2015), Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology.
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