Professor Eric van Furth has been involved in the treatment and research of eating disorders since in 1984. Since 1992, following his PhD at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Utrecht University Hospital, he has been employed as Clinical director at the Centre for Eating Disorders Ursula in Leiden. The main tasks of the Centre are regional and national specialised care, treatment innovation and scientific research. The Centre has been recognized as a national Centre of Excellence. Over the years he has developed and tested many new interventions, such as cognitive behaviour therapy for patients with Binge Eating Disorder, Cognitive Remediation Therapy, e-mental health interventions (Proud2Bme.nl and Featback.nl) and disease management for eating disorders. The main focus of his group’s scientific research is the aetiology of eating disorders via genetics and twin research and the scientific evaluation of treatment interventions.
By Profesor Eric van Furth, Centre for Eating Disorders Ursula, Holland
Webinar recorded on Monday 8 May, 2017
e-health interventions decrease barriers to care, because they are widely available and more easily accessible than traditional face-to-face treatment. Internet-based interventions have the potential to provide promising ways to enhance health care . In this webinar I will critically review, and discuss, the emerging evidence for e-mental health for eating disorders. I will present our research on Featback, a psycho-education and automated self-monitoring web-based intervention, as an example.