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CBT-E Training

What is CBT-E?

CBT-E stands for Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It is one of the leading evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other similar states.

CBT-E was originally developed as an outpatient treatment for adults. A version of the treatment is available for younger people, and it is also available as an intensive form for day patients and inpatients. It is a highly individualized treatment that focuses on the factors that maintain the disorder. The therapist creates a version of CBT-E tailored to match the eating problems of the person receiving treatment.

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Substance Use Among Individuals with Eating Disorders

Who should take Web-Based Training in Enhanced CBT (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders?

To receive online CBT-E training, therapists must meet these criteria:

For information on eligibility requirements to take part in the CBT-E Training, please visit

Family-based Treatment for Eating Disorders: Compassion and Care through the Storm of Phase 1

Access Web-Based Training in Enhanced CBT (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders

For therapists who have access to funding the training is charged for, to support costs and enable wider access.  If you do not have access to funding you may still quality. 

To be considered for this free online training, email [email protected]. Access is granted after an eligibility check.


This involves gaining a mutual understanding of the person’s eating problem and helping them modify and stabilize their pattern of eating.

Progress is reviewed and treatment barriers are identified and addressed. A plan is formed for treatment.

The main body of treatment is a series of weekly sessions focusing on the processes that are maintaining the person’s eating problem.

The emphasis shifts to the future, focusing on dealing with setbacks and maintaining changes.

Who Provides CBT-E Training?

The Web-Based Training in Enhanced CBT (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders website has been developed by the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford and its development has been funded by The Wellcome Trust.