Dr. Lampson uses a multi-faceted, highly individualized approach to treating people with eating disorders. This means that she draws from many approaches to therapy depending upon each person's needs including traditional talk therapy, CBT, FBT, EMDR, and interpersonal therapy. In addtition, she has found that the concepts included in CBT-E provide a strong foundation for recovery. Although CBT-E is not a necessary part of treatment, most people really like it and find it very helpful.
CBT-E for eating disorders in an evidence based approach to the treatment of binge eating disorder, bulimia, and anorexia nervosa. It was developed by Dr. Christopher Fairburn in England. Dr. Lampson has completed the course in CBT-E and now integrates this approach into her work with people who have eating disorders.
CBT-E is a 20 week program for most people. It can be longer in chronic or more complex cases. CBT-E targets the core psychopathology of the over-evaluation of weight and shape and its contol. The progarm is highly structured and involves homework. Some people really like an approach like this and see fast improvement in eating behaviors as well as thoughts about food, weight, and shape. The approach targets body images issues, dietary restraing, emotional triggers for eating, and relapse prevention.
If you would like more information about CBT-E, please e-mail Dr. Lampson. If you know you would like to try this approach, please request an appointment so you can get started as soon as possible.
Here is a video
of Dr. Lampson explaining her understanding of how an eating disorder develops and why recovery is so complex and challenging.