This groundbreaking volume presents a new conceptual approach to working with adults with eating disorders and their children. By utilizing Parent-Based Prevention, a state-of-the-art intervention program from Stanford University for families who risk raising children in the context of parental eating disorders, Parents with Eating Disorders offers a practical, evidence-based manual to treating families with the goal of preventing disordered eating from being passed to future generations. Additional resources include intervention planning and self-assessment forms intended for clinicians to use as they implement the program.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Understanding the Risks for Children of Parents with Eating Disorders. 3. The Broader Context: Transitioning to Parenthood for Adults with Eating Disorders and Their Spouses. 4. Normal and Abnormal Processes in Children’s Eating. 5. Two Families Seeking Help: Stacey and Adam, Ben and Maya. 6. Phase One: Family Assessment and Setting Joint Goals – Session One: The Initial Evaluation. 7. Session Two: The Family Meal. 8. Session Three: Setting Family Goals. 9. Phase Two: Distinguishing the Maternal Eating Disorder from Maternal Functioning. 10. Sessions 4-5, 7-8: Individual Sessions with the Mother – Session 6: Meeting with Both Parents. 11. Phase Three: Enhancing Parental Efficacy and Family Resilience. 12. How Treatment Unfolds. 13. Adapting Parent-Based Prevention to Diverse Family Structures. 14. Using Standardized Assessment Tools in Treatment Planning and Real-Time Evaluation. Epilogue.
About the Authors
Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD is a clinical psychologist from Israel and visiting instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Eating Disorders Research Program in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Standford University School of Medicine.
James Lock, MD, PhD is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine where he also serves as Director of the Eating Disorder Program for Children and Adolescents at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Clinics.