Highly practical and clinician friendly, this book provides evidence-based tools for tailoring psychotherapy to the needs of clients with bulimia nervosa or eating disorder not otherwise specified EDNOS , including binge-eating disorder. It offers specific guidance for conducting thorough clinical assessments and conceptualizing each case in order to select appropriate interventions. A proven cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol is presented and illustrated with a chapter-length case example. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes a session-by-session treatment plan and 20 reproducible forms, handouts, and worksheets that clinicians can photocopy or download and print for repeated use.
"A useful and informative manual....A range of clinical techniques is presented....I found these immediately useful for bulimic patients, as well as for patients in general....What I found to be the most impressive aspect of the book, was the authors' description of the possible integration of alternative therapeutic techniques, such as those of interpersonal psychotherapy....I found the section discussing managed care to be very thoughtful and considerate to therapists, especially in the current health care climate....A very interesting and helpful book that would be useful for any practitioner working with patients who struggle with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder."--Eating Disorders
About the Authors:
Rene D. Zweig, PhD, is Director of Union Square Cognitive Therapy, a full-time private practice in New York City. Previously, she directed the Eating Disorders and Weight Management Program at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Zweig is Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University and a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City and Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the author or editor of numerous books on cognitive therapy and psychological processes and is Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy is a recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award for Sustained and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy.