Eating disorders comprise a range of physical, psychological and behavioural features that often have an impact on social functioning and can invade most areas of the sufferer's life. Although eating and weight disorders are common in children and adolescents, there is a scarcity of practical guidance on treatment methods for eating disorders in young people.
In this book, Simon Gowers and Lynne Green bring together up-to-date research, clinical examples and useful tips to guide practitioners in working with young people, as well as helping families of children and adolescents to deal with their difficulties. Eating Disorders provides the clinician with an introduction about how CBT can be used to challenge beliefs about control, restraint, weight and shape, allowing young people to manage their eating disorder. Chapters cover:preparing for therapya CBT treatment programmeapplications and challenges.
This practical text will be essential reading for mental health professionals, paediatric teams and those in primary care working with children and adolescents with eating disorders. It will benefit those working with both sufferers themselves and families who have difficulty understanding the disorder.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 18 mm
"The volume presented by Gowers and Green provides up-to-date research, clinical illustrations, and CBT-specific interventions to apply when one is working with children and adolescents. An excellent description of how to apply CBT for use with children and adolescents. Eating Disorders offers the reader a wealth of information on how children and adolescents develop an eating disorder and how to treat it. It is an excellent book for both the novice and the seasoned clinician and would make good reading for any graduate student. It is clearly written, with excellent resources." -Wayne A. Bowers, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54
"This book offers a great deal of useful advice for any child and adolescent mental health professional working with children and adolescents who have eating disorders... I would strongly recommend this book to all child and adolescent mental health professionals working with young people with eating disorders." - David Rothery, British Journal of Psychiatry, January 2010