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Case Analysis – Collaborating with Outside Providers

Collaborating with Outside Providers Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Collaborating with Outside Providers The theoretical orientations applied by DR. Heston in treating Rita have got deeper meanings. The first intervention which is the provision of education to Rita by Dr. Heston on the etiology of eating disorders is precisely meant to make her aware of the cause of her condition so she can make a personal reflection. According to Allan & Goss (2014) Identification of such patterns will help her plan her way forward and probably to avoid such factors that could make her engage in binge eating thus slowing the progression of the disorder. The second strategy which involves reading of psychoeducational handouts and treatment manuals as her homework is purposely done to make her aware of the treatment measures to be taken so she can psychologically prepare for the treatment process. It is also an ethical requirement to the disorder are also necessary. References Allan S. & Goss K. (2014). Eating disorder beliefs and behaviors across eating disorder diagnoses. Eating Behaviors  15(1) 42-44. DeJesse L. & Zelman D. (2013). Promoting Optimal Collaboration Between Mental Health Providers and Nutritionists in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders  21(3) 185-205. Fitzpatrick M. & Weltzin T. (2014). Motivation for change as a predictor of eating disorder treatment outcomes using a brief self-report YBC-EDS in a residential eating disorder population. Eating Behaviors  15(3) 375-378. Halmi K. (2013). Perplexities of treatment resistence in eating disorders. BMC Psychiatry  13(1). Latz P. (2015). Understanding ethical issues psychiatric needs of patient care: Issues in Collaborative Practice. AORN Journal  45(5) 1220-1222. Waller G. Gray E. Hinrichsen H. Mountford V. Lawson R. & Patient E. (2014). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa and atypical bulimic nervosa: Effectiveness in clinical settings. International Journal of Eating Disorders 47(1) 13-17. doi:10.1002/eat.22181
*Explain the connection between each theoretical orientation used by Dr. Heston and the treatment intervention plans utilized in the case.
*Describe the cognitive-behavioral model of the maintenance of bulimia nervosa.
*Explain why Rita was reluctant to participate in Dr. Heston’s request for her to keep a record of her eating behaviors. Use information from the Halmi (2013) article “Perplexities of Treatment Resistance in Eating Disorders” to help support your statements.
*Recommend outside providers (psychiatrists, medical doctors, nutritionists, social workers, holistic practitioners, etc.) to the assist Rita in achieving her treatment goals. Use information from the DeJesse and Zelman (2013) “Promoting Optimal Collaboration between Mental Health Providers and Nutritionists in the Treatment of Eating Disorders” article to help support your recommendations.
*Describe some of the challenges and ethical issues that Dr. Heston may encounter when working collaboratively with the professionals that you recommended. Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology relevant to your description of Dr. Heston’s potential collaboration with outside providers.
*Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment interventions implemented by Dr. Heston, supporting your statements with information from the case and two to three peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library.
*Recommend three additional treatment interventions that would be appropriate in this case. The recommended articles for this week may be useful in generating your response to this criterion. Justify your selections with information from the case.

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