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Table 1 Content of CBT-E and INTER-E treatment modules

From: Correlates of interpersonal emotion regulation problems in Loss of Control eating (LOC) in youth: study protocol of the combined online and App based questionnaire, laboratory and randomized controlled online intervention i-BEAT trial

0. Motivation & Psychoeducation: Short (20 min) introduction and welcome session of the i-BEAT treatment trial
 Advocatus Diaboli
 Introduction of main aspects (e.g., binge eating, emotion regulation)
 Introduction of the protagonists
 Explanation of the i-BEAT online platform
Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT-E) Interpersonal emotion regulation (INTER-E)
1. Motivation & Psychoeducation 1. Motivation & Psychoeducation
 Psychoeducation: What is a healthy, balanced diet?  Psychoeducation: emotion regulation, rejection sensitivity
 Introduction of the meal plan  Introduction of the interpersonal emotion regulation model
 Introduction of self-observation-protocols  Self-report of social rejection and rejection sensitivity episodes
2. Personal goal setting and ABC model 2. Relaxation & Non-judgmental perception
 Goal analysis and goal attainment scale  Personal vicious circle of negative emotions
 Introduction of the ABC model of binge eating episodes (video)  Introduction of different strategies to overcome this vicious circle
   Progressive muscle relaxation (video)
   Non-judgmental perception of negative emotions
3. The vicious circle of binge eating & PPP 3. Acceptance & Emotional tolerance
 Individual vicious circle model  Personal vicious circle of negative emotions
 predisposing factors, precipitating factors and  Introduction of different strategies to overcome this vicious circle
 perpetuating factors  Acceptance of negative emotions
   Tolerance of negative emotions (video)
4. Craving & Strategies 4. Analysis of triggers & Maintenance factors
 The craving curve  Self-report and analysis of negative emotions, interpersonal conflicts and rejection sensitivity
 Symptom management: introduction of stimuli and  Identification of risk situations
 reaction control strategies; create and apply  
 corresponding emergency cards  
5. Cognitions 5. Effective self-support in interpersonal conflicts
 Introduction concept dysfunctional thoughts  Role of emotion regulation in interpersonal conflict situations (audio)
 Strategies to cope with dysfunctional thoughts:  Coping with negative emotions, interpersonal conflicts and rejection sensitivity
 Defusion (audio)  
 accept difficulties as part of behavioral change  
6. Setting up and relapse prevention: 6. Coping with negative emotions, interpersonal conflicts & rejection sensitivity
 Identify high-risk situations, plan coping strategies,  Evaluation of self-observations with respect to emotion regulation and rejection sensitivity
 adapt emergency cards  Analysis of experiences with emotion regulation strategies
 score goal attainment on scale, adapt goal or set  Identifying a top 3 of the therapy content
 new goals  
 Identifying a top 3 of the therapy content  
13./14.: 3–month follow-up & 6-month follow-up booster sessions
Repetition of core elements of both treatment trials: CBT-E and INTER-E
15./16.: 2 optional 2 CBT-E sessions assigned in individual cases with more pronounced compensatory behaviour after
both i-BEAT modules
  1. CBT-E cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders, INTER-E interpersonal psychotherapy for eating disorders