In-congress workshop “Emotion Regulation Skills Training in The Treatment of Binge Eating”
In the face of negative affect, people with eating disorders are more likely to utilize dysfunctional regulation strategies such as rumination and suppression (Svaldi, Griepenstroh, Tuschen-Caffier, & Ehring, 2012). Eating disorder behaviors may function as maladaptive forms of emotion regulation, comparable to the use of self-harm in BPD (Aldao, Nolen-Hoeksema, & Schweizer, 2010). The most widespread theory on the function of eating disorder behaviors suggests that binge eating works as a distraction from painful inner states, negatively reinforcing the behavior over time. Parallel to this, studies found that negative mood precedes episodes of binge eating among people with eating disorders (Brockmeyer et al., 2014). There is some support that restricting behaviors and excessive exercise may serve a similar function as suggested for binge eating. Hence, enhancing emotion regulation skills are crucial in the treatment of ED since healthy emotion regulation skills would decrease the symptoms of ED.
1) Participants will learn more Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa
2) Participants will acquire the role of emotion regulation problems in the development and the maintenance of binge eating
3) Participants will gain knowledge about emotion regulation skills and they will learn how to teach these skills in clinical practice