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Dietitian Seasonings and Therapist Reasonings

Feb 3, 2020

What is the function of a therapist in the treatment of eating disorders? Don’t they just give good advice? In this episode Meredith and Jill explore the role of a therapist and how they are trained to help and support individuals through the process of therapy. Therapist employ strategic questions and pull on evidenced based theories while providing counseling to clients. During a therapist’s internship, a therapist is learning what theory they are more drawn to. Questions and answers that the therapist provides to a client is based on a particular theoretical orientation. Clients want black and white answers. Therapy allows clients to learn to live and work in the grey. Increasing confidence of the client and building self-efficacy of a client is a huge reason why therapist do not “just give advice.”