Brain training enabled eating focused psychological therapy to help with disordered eating, weight loss and maintenance

About this study

This is a new study examining habit, impulse control, cognitive functioning, weight loss and associated eating pathology in individuals with obesity. Through this study, we hope to learn more about our eating behaviours in obesity. We also wish to examine the effectiveness of a novel psychological therapy called “cognitive remediation therapy enabled cognitive-behavioural therapy” (CR-CBT) on weight loss, weight loss maintenance and obesity related eating behaviours.

Research TeamDr. Jayanthi Raman, Dr. Zhixian Sui, Ms. Ashleigh Upton, Ms. Sin Yee Kwok, Mr. Eyleia Saleeb
InstitutionThe Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP
Ethics Approval NumberACAP HREC 473030419
Funding SourceACAP
Project Start Date1 February 2019
Project End Date3 April 2020
ParticipantsPeople aged 18-65, living with obesity (>30 BMI) and disordered eating behaviours/eating disorders.
Whats InvolvedA brief screening phone call (less than 10 minutes) will be followed by an online pre treatment questionnaire. A link will then we sent for an online psychological intervention that will be followed by an end of treatment and 3 month follow-up online questionnaire.
Contact Details

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