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Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa

A Multiple Baseline Single-case Experimental Design Study Across 13 Cases

About the Course:

No treatment for adult anorexia nervosa (AN) has shown sufficient effectiveness or superiority to other treatments. Overcontrol has been suggested as a viable mechanism to target in the treatment of patients with AN. Radically open dialectical behavior therapy (RO DBT) is developed for disorders related to maladaptive overcontrol. This study’s objective was to evaluate the outcome of RO DBT for AN in a clinical outpatient setting. Thirteen adult female patients with mild to moderate AN provided written consent and entered a multiple baseline single-case experimental design study. The primary outcome was ED psychopathology. Secondary outcomes were psychosocial impairment, quality of life, social connectedness, and adaptive control strategies. Methods, results, limitations, and conclusions are presented.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: A Multiple Baseline Single-case Experimental Design Study Across 13 Cases created by Martina Isaksson, Ph.D., et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 71 (2021) 101637 Jan 2021

Course Material Authors

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Martina Isaksson, Ph.D.
Martina Isaksson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in the Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University in Sweden. Her main areas of research are eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, borderline personality disorder, emotion regulation, and personality.
Ata Ghaderi, Ph.D.
Ata Ghaderi, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute. His research interests include eating disorders, obesity, self-harm, and psychotherapy outcome.
Mia Ramklint, MD, Ph.D.
Mia Ramklint, MD, Ph.D. is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Uppsala University in Sweden. Dr. Ramklint has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and international conferences.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define overcontrol and list at least 2 symptoms associated with it.
  2. List 2 reasons why outcome studies for anorexia nervosa are limited.
  3. Summarize the results of the current study.
  4. Critique RO DBT as an intervention for anorexia nervosa.


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Course Creator: Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

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