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Assignment 1: Quantitative Journal Article Review Sara Lubbers Yorkville University PSYC 6213: Research Methods Dr. Evans February 21, 2021
1 Abstract This 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
2 Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Eating Disorders Lenz, A.S., Taylor, R., Fleming, M, & Serman, N. (2014). effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy for treating eating disorders. Journal of Counselling & Development, 92(1) 26-35 Statement of Problem The purpose of this study is to provide evidence-based data to show the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a treatment for women with eating disorders. The specific research questions that are aimed to be answered are: a) To what extent can DBT reduce the frequency of eating disorder episodes? b) To what extent can DBT treat individuals with eating disorders that present symptoms of comorbid depression? (Lenz et al., 2014). The researchers’ purpose is to present information proving the effectiveness of DBT amongst individuals in order to inform research, educate counsellors, and assist clinical judgements (Lenz et al., 2017). Literature Review The work of Bankoff et al., (2012) was mentioned in this article, and proves to be significant as it mentions that evaluations on DBT treating eating disorders have been insufficient. This is mainly due 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.

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