Effective Eating Disorders Treatment offers a comprehensive theoretical background designed to facilitate understanding of how eating disorders develop, guidance on establishing therapeutic alliances, and also identifies key interventions that have been proven to be effective. Readers will also find empirically supported treatment approaches that go beyond traditional research by exploring influential dynamics of the clinical relationship such as perceptions of control, self-blame, choice, and treatment success. This engaging new volume also includes former patient reflections, which are intended to provide a more complete view of current eating disorder treatments and research.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Part I: Can You Really Help? 1. Addressing Eating Disorders Myths and Treatment Resistance. 2. Developing the Therapeutic Alliance. Part II: Successful Points of Intervention. 3. Is ED a Choice? 4. Externalizing ED. 5. Self-Blame vs Self-Responsibility 6. External vs Internal Loss of Control. 7. Understanding the Lens. 8. The True Self Emerges. Part III: Rounding Out the Treatment Process. 9. The Multidisciplinary Team. 10. Long-Term Clinical Success. References. Index.
About the Authors
Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, is a licensed lead psychologist in the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders (CPEDS) of Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center Plano. She works in all levels of care, including inpatient and partial hospitalization and leads the intensive outpatient program. Dr. Latimer created the foundation of the therapeutic programming at CPEDS using the sociocultural model of eating disorders.
Ariane Smith Machín, PhD, is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist, Professor, Business Mentor, and Mom of Three. She is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, is a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Academic Psychiatry, serves as the Chair of the Public Interest Committee for the Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and writes for The Huffington Post.
Sonia Schwalen, PhD, is a psychologist at the the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children’s Health Plano and is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Beyond patient care, Dr. Schwalen provides supervision to practicum students and postdoctoral fellows, participates in program development, and is part of the leadership team on unit. Her primary areas of research include the spectrum of pediatric eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity), linking systems of care for parents and families, and issues in supervision.
Heather Krol, PhD, is a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children’s Medical Center in Plano, Texas. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with eating disorders, as well as with comorbid mood and anxiety disorders and issues with trauma and identity development.