PSY650 week3 Collaborating with Outside Partners

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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,”

Assess the evidence-based practices implemented in this case study. In your paper, please include the following.

  • Explain the connection between each theoretical orientation used by Dr. Heston and the treatment intervention plans utilized in the case.
  • Describe the cognitive-behavioral model of the maintenance of bulimia nervosa.
  • Explain why Rita was reluctant to participate in Dr. Heston’s request for her to keep a record of her eating behaviors. Use information from the Halmi (2013) article “Perplexities of Treatment Resistance in Eating Disorders” to help support your statements.
  • Recommend outside providers (psychiatrists, medical doctors, nutritionists, social workers, holistic practitioners, etc.) to the assist Rita in achieving her treatment goals.
  • Describe some of the challenges and ethical issues that Dr. Heston may encounter when working collaboratively with the professionals that you recommended. Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology relevant to your description of Dr. Heston’s potential collaboration with outside providers.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment interventions implemented by Dr. Heston supporting your statements with information from the case.
  • Recommend three additional treatment interventions that would be appropriate in this case. The recommended articles for this week may be useful in generating your response to this criterion. Justify your selections with information from the case.

The Case Analysis – Collaborating with Outside Providers

  • Must be 4 to 5 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style - Halmi (2013) article “Perplexities of Treatment Resistance in Eating Disorders” - Waller, Gray, Hinrichsen, Mounford, Lawson, and Patient (2014) “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Atypical Bulimic Nervosa: Effectiveness in Clinical Settings - Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (Case 9)

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 Nervosa Long-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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Collaborating with Outside Partners




Collaborating with Outside Partners
Bulimia Nervosa is a psychological condition that is severely life-threatening where an
individual ingests an unusually high amount of food then the individual forces themselves to
throw-up the food. This is in an attempt to control body weight by purging all that has been
consumed. For the effective treatment of bulimia nervosa, there is a need for the client to have a
strong commitment to the journey and have the right outside support. There is a need to assess
the evidence-based practice presented in a case study by looking at the theoretical orientations,
the use of Cognitive-behavioral model, issues of patient reluctance, outside providers, ethical
challenges, and evaluation of the evidence-based practice, and additional intervention methods
that can be used.
1. The connection of Theoretical Orientations Used
Dr. Heston advised Rita to begin keeping a record of the various eating behaviors. This
was after Rita decided to see a psychologist, Dr. Heston, as a precaution for her eating disorders.
However, Rita did not follow through with this intervention as she said it made her think about
eating which led to her indulging in a session of bingeing and purging. Additionally, she said that
the intervention had been tried before but it did not yield any positive result according to Rita.
Dr. Heston asked Rita to undertake this exercise in order to see the positive outcomes that will
Another intervention that Dr. Heston used was asking Rita to be creative and record the
general strategy...

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