This practical guide for the treatment of severe obesity and its related comorbidities covers evidence-based and emerging psychological interventions, including: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused interventions, technology-enabled psychological interventions and family-based interventions. The first resource of its kind to provide a detailed and integrated approach to using psychological treatments for obesity and its related comorbidities, this book will enable health care professionals to make decisions regarding the types of treatments that may be beneficial for particular issues, including disordered eating, psychological comorbidities, and treatment non-adherence. Case vignettes and clinical dialogues are used throughout to illustrate how to apply these treatments in clinical practice, making this book an essential read for any health care professional involved in the care of individuals with obesity, including psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, social workers and dietitians.
About the Editors:
Stephanie Cassin is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, Toronto. She is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Raed Hawa is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Sanjeev Sockalingam is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also Director of the Bariatric Surgery Psychosocial Program at Toronto Western Hospital.
Sanjeev Sockalingam, Raed Hawa, Stephanie Sogg, Molly Atwood, Stephanie Cassin, Paula Brochu, Rebecca Pearl, Laurie Simontacchi, Jon Hunter, Robert Maunder, Lauren David, Josie Geller, Megumi Iyar, Erin Dunn, Marlene Taube-Schiff, Richard Yanofsky, Aliza Friedman, Alexis Fertig, Wynne Lundblad, Jean Kristeller, Susan Wnuk, Chau Du, Jacqueline Carter, Kerri Bojman, Allison Kelly, Anna Wallwork, Annie Basterfield, Lorraine Gougeon, Adrienne Mehak, Melvyn Zhang, Alvona Loh, Roger Ho, Sarah Royal, Danielle MacDonald