The SPEAKS Study

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode, Han is joined by Dr Anna Oldershaw. Anna is a clinical psychologist and academic, specialising in emotion-focused therapy and schema therapy. Anna is also the Chief Investigator on the SPEAKS study, which aims to support patients in navigating emotions suppressed by AN, see the façade of AN, and promote growth and recovery through emotion-based scheme therapy.

  • What is SPEAKS and how the study was conducted?

  • How SPEAKS supports individuals in understanding their emotions and finding out who they are, and moving away from their vulnerable selves.

  • Different coping styles may lead to the development of an eating disorder.

  • Trusting yourself in recovery, moving from external to internal motivation.

  • The therapeutic process involved in SPEAKS, including the f ... 

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