The Slender Trap is a self-discovery food and body workbook for girls and women who think they may have an eating disorder or a distorted sense of what their body looks like. Written by an expert art psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor who has practiced in the field of eating disorders for over 25 years, this manual takes the reader on a drawing and writing journey into wellness. It provides her with solutions to find the way out of her own mind and body traps. Each chapter assists the reader to gain control of the negative behaviors and symptoms that have taken over her life. The book provides the reader with the information that is needed as she draws, writes, answers questions, and assesses her feelings and emotions. By the end, the reader will learn to love herself for who she is and to appreciate her body for what it is. Individuals with eating disorders and therapists will find this book extremely helpful in dealing with these very difficult issues.
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About the Author:
Lauren Lazar Stern, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is a board certified art therapist and a licensed professional counselor. She received her Master’s degree in Creative Arts in Therapy in 1979 from the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, As part of her graduate training, she studied psychoanalytic theory and technique at the Hampstead Child Therapy Clinic with Anna Freud in London, England.
Currently, she maintains an active private practice where she specializes in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders. She has lectured nationally on the use of creative arts in therapy with eating-disordered women, as well as on other aspects of the utilization of art and writing in therapeutic practice. She is a member of the American Art Therapy Association, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, the National Eating Disorders Association, EMDRIA, and the Pittsburgh Education and Arts in Therapy Association.
Read more at http://www.laurenlazarstern.com/