Praise for the First Edition: 'Sensible, thoughtful and full of helpful 'how to' advice for the therapist' - Behaviour Research and Therapy 'A particularly suitable book for individuals with a general mental health training who are starting work with this patient group. It deserves to be widely read' - European Eating Disorders Review 'An invaluable resource for anyone working in, or wishing to know more about, eating disorders' - Dietetics Today Counselling for Eating Disorders, Second Edition is a practical guide to working with clients using techniques drawn from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Drawing on many years' experience as a practitioner, Sara Gilbert explains how to structure assessment and programmes of treatment for eating disorders, setting out clearly the theoretical basis and evidence underpinning the use of CBT. Features of this fully revised Second Edition include: " current definitions relating to abnormal patterns of eating " up-to-date information on potential causes " boundary issues and making referrals, and " new developments in theory and technique, such as the use of motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based therapy and the Internet.
'Self-help resources' are also included which can be photocopied as handouts for clients. Counselling for Eating Disorders, Second Edition is written for practitioners working in a range of professional and voluntary settings, and for those training to work with patients and clients. Sara Gilbert is a chartered clinical psychologist who has had a specialist interest in the field of eating disorders for nearly twenty years. She currently works for the Luton and Bedfordshire community NHS trust.
Table of Contents
What Is an Eating Disorder? Causes of the Eating Disorders A Cognitive-Behavioural Educational Approach to the Eating Disorders Beginning the Counselling Process Nutritional Aspects of Helping the Eating-Disordered Client Behavioural Techniques Cognitive Techniques Endings and Alternatives