1AbstractThis assignment is comprised of a Journal Article Review (JAR) related to the topic chosen for the Final Project: The use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for treating eating disorders. This article, The Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Treating Eating Disorders, employs a meta- analytic design and is relevant to the topic of the Final Project because it associated with counselling treatment and topics of depression.Keywords: eating disorders, dialectical behaviour therapy
2Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Eating DisordersLenz, A.S., Taylor, R., Fleming, M, & Serman, N. (2014). effectiveness of dialectical behaviortherapy for treating eating disorders. Journal of Counselling & Development, 92(1)26-35Statement of ProblemThe purpose of this study is to provide evidence-based data to show the effectiveness ofDialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a treatment for women with eating disorders. Thespecific research questions that are aimed to be answered are: a) To what extent can DBT reducethe frequency of eating disorder episodes? b) To what extent can DBT treat individuals witheating disorders that present symptoms of comorbid depression? (Lenz et al., 2014). Theresearchers’ purpose is to present information proving the effectiveness of DBT amongstindividuals in order to inform research, educate counsellors, and assist clinical judgements (Lenzet al., 2017). Literature ReviewThe work of Bankoff et al., (2012) was mentioned in this article, and proves to be significant as itmentions that evaluations on DBT treating eating disorders have been insufficient. This is mainlydue to associated studies providing systematic research, where this study provides a meta-analysis. Moreover, Lenz et al., (2014) emphasizes it is therefore important to gather evidence-based data in treatment practices.