In The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Weight Management, three eating disorder specialists show readers struggling with their weight how to use proven effective cognitive behavioral strategies to manage emotional eating triggers, overcome body image issues, and make positive lifestyle changes.
About the Authors:
Michele Laliberte, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and director of the outpatient adult eating disorders program at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada. She is also an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and neurosciences at McMaster University. Laliberte has trained numerous health care professionals in both individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment for eating disorders. She has published articles about the role of weight control beliefs and family factors that predict disturbed eating, and has presented at international conferences on eating disorders.
Randi E. McCabe, Ph.D., is psychologist-in-chief and director of the anxiety treatment and research center at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada. She is also an associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University. McCabe has published numerous articles and has presented at conferences on anxiety, eating disorders, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has also coauthored four books, including the Overcoming Bulimia Workbook.
Valerie Taylor, MD, is an assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. At St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, she is director of the mood disorders somatic health program and heads the psychiatric team affiliated with the bariatric surgery program. Dr. Taylor's research focuses on the interrelations of addiction, obesity, and mental health. She has received numerous research grants and academic awards and has published extensively on the areas of obesity and physical health outcomes in patients with mental illness.