Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond aims to illuminate the experience of BED from the patient perspective while also exploring the disorder’s etiological roots and addressing the components of treatment that are necessary for long-term recovery. Written to be accessible for both treatment providers and clients alike, this unique volume aims to explore BED treatment from both sides of the process while also providing a resource for structuring treatment and building effective interventions. This practical roadmap to understanding, change, and long term recovery will be useful for anyone working with or close to individuals suffering from BED.
Table of Contents
Section I: How Did I Get Here? 1. You are Not Alone: BED is Real. 2. Safety, Soothing, and A Way Out: The Experience of Binge Eating. 3. How History Impacts the Development of BED. 4. A Culture of Stigma: How the World Around Us Makes BED Worse. 5. The ‘Epidemic of Obesity’: What Science Really Says About Weight and Health. Section II: The Journey: Tools for Change. 6. What is Recovery? 7. Dieting: The Worst Possible Idea. 8. If Not Dieting, Then What? The New Normal 9. Reclaiming Movement. 10. 'Process Addiction': The Power of Patterns in Creating Cravings. 11. Being Good to Me: The Essential Role of Compassion In BED Recovery. 12. Healing Body Image. Section III: Coming Home. 13. Moving On from BED. 14. Long Term Recovery and Resiliency. Appendix: Further Reading and Additional Resources.
About the Authors
Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW began her career treating the spectrum of eating and body image disorders at the Center for Eating Disorders (CED) in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1991. In 1993, she developed "Bodywise™," the first comprehensive targeted treatment program in the nation to serve clients with binge eating disorder. Pershing became CED’s clinical director in 1998. In 2008, Pershing and Chevese Turner, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), joined forces to found Pershing Turner Consulting LLC which offers training to clinicians treating BED nationwide.
Chevese Turner founded the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) in June, 2008 after her own struggle with and recovery from binge eating disorder. As an advocate for those with binge eating disorder and mental health education advancement, Turner is passionate about changing the conversation around weight, body size, and the pursuit of weight loss to a paradigm that promotes health behaviors free from the weight stigma, weight-cycling, and body discrimination that ultimately jeopardizes an individual’s health. She is a sought after speaker who carries these messages to audiences around the US and abroad via schools, healthcare settings, trade organizations, associations, professional conferences, governmental agencies, and policy makers.