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Casebook of Evidence-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders

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ISBN 9781462520688
Published July 7, 2015 by Guilford Press
372 Pages

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Book Description

Illustrating the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of the leading evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, this unique volume is organized around in-depth cases. A range of therapies are represented in sections covering behavioral, cognitive, affect-based, relational, and integrative approaches. Each section opens with an instructive overview by the editor. The expert contributors show what their techniques look like in action with patients struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and related problems. Cases cover the entire process of treatment and include therapist-patient dialogues. The essential role of assessment in treatment planning and progress monitoring is highlighted, with detailed descriptions of relevant instruments and procedures.

Table of Contents

General Introduction, Heather Thompson-Brenner
I. Behavioral Approaches
Introduction to Part I, Heather Thompson-Brenner
1. Overcoming Fear of Eating: Exposure and Response Prevention for Anorexia Nervosa, Deborah R. Glasofer, Anne Marie Albano, H. Blair Simpson, & Joanna E. Steinglass
2. Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescents, Angela Celio Doyle & Daniel Le Grange
II. Cognitive Approaches
Introduction to Part II: Cognitive Approaches, Heather Thompson-Brenner
3. Enhancing Motivation via Text Messaging: An Adaptation of Motivational Interviewing for
Eating Disorders, Rebecca M. Shingleton, Tibor P. Palfai, & Heather Thompson-Brenner
4. Cognitive Remediation Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Alison M. Darcy, Kathleen K. Fitzpatrick, & James Lock
III. Affect-Based Approaches
Introduction to Part III, Heather Thompson-Brenner & Alice Lowy
5. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa, Susanne Lunn, Stig Poulsen, & Sarah I. F. Daniel
6. Emotion Acceptance Behavior Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Jennifer E. Wildes, Marsha D. Marcus, & Elizabeth B. McCabe
IV. Relational Approaches
Introduction to Part IV, Heather Thompson-Brenner & Alice Lowy
7. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders and the Prevention of Excess Weight Gain, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, Lauren B. Shomaker, Jami F. Young, & Denise E. Wilfley
8. Integrating Couple-Based Interventions into the Treatment of Adult Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Example of UCAN, Melanie S. Fischer, Jennifer S. Kirby, Thomas J. Raney, Donald H. Baucom, & Cynthia M. Bulik
V. Integrative Approaches
Introduction to Part V, Heather Thompson-Brenner
9. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Night Eating Syndrome, Jennifer D. Lundgren, Kelly C. Allison
10. Enhanced, Broad Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Complex Bulimia Nervosa, Heather Thompson-Brenner, Rebecca M. Shingleton, Dana A. Satir, & Elizabeth M. Pratt
11. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Major Depressive Disorder, Kay Segal, Lindsey A. Ohler, Kalina Eneva, & Eunice Chen
12. Adolescent-Focused Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, Renee Rienecke Hoste, James Lock, & Daniel Le Grange

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Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She founded the Eating Disorders Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, and directed the program for more than 10 years. Dr. Thompson-Brenner is a former member of the research faculty in the Department of Psychology at Boston University, where she is now Associate Adjunct Professor. Her research and publications focus on the influences of patient personality traits, clinician emotions and attitudes, and patient race/ethnicity on eating disorder treatment, as well as the implementation of empirically supported treatments for eating disorders in clinical practice. Dr. Thompson-Brenner serves on the editorial boards of Psychotherapy and the International Journal of Eating Disorders. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and is a recipient of a Patient-Oriented Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.


"This outstanding casebook fills an important gap in the literature. It offers both a comprehensive account of the leading contemporary evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and an 'in-the-trenches' description (including session transcripts) of how to actually conduct them. Each chapter illustrates the use of objective measures to track symptom changes over the course of treatment. The contributors are expert clinician-researchers, and the cases are written in an engaging style. An excellent resource for trainees and experienced therapists alike."--Debra L. Safer, MD, ABPN, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

"A practical guide for students and practitioners seeking to expand their base of clinical knowledge. This book offers the unique opportunity to receive clear, concise instructions for implementing a diverse range of eating disorder interventions. The contributors are leading proponents of each approach."--Michael Strober, PhD, ABPP, Resnick Endowed Professor of Eating Disorders and Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

"In this exceptional volume, prominent authorities in the field of eating disorders illustrate their distinct approaches to treatment. The cases show in detail how to assess and treat eating disorders. Clinicians can learn to deliver treatment effectively--including what to say and do--no matter which treatment approach they choose. Based on an empirical foundation, this book will be invaluable to mental health practitioners."--Sabine Wilhelm, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital

"This innovative book provides a unique integration of clinical techniques, treatment description, and in-depth case material. The chapters provide comprehensive information, enabling the reader to understand not only the content of each psychotherapeutic approach, but also how to implement the interventions. Notably, chapter authors are experts in both established and emerging evidence-based eating disorder treatments. Eloquently written, this casebook is an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, trainees, and students in the field of eating disorders. It is a significant, invaluable contribution."--Carol B. Peterson, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School

"This book offers numerous insights for therapists….The extensive use of excerpts from clinical practice (from both actual and composite client sessions) bring the chapters to life in a way that allows the reader to experience how the interventions may be used in practice….I found this book informative and constructive in thinking about how I might develop my clinical work with clients presenting with eating disorders. Each chapter is well referenced and offers enough depth of description to allow the practitioner to take something away to use in his or her own practice….This is a well-presented and information-packed book for anyone interested in working effectively with clients presenting with eating disorders."--Private Practice