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Experiential Therapies For Eating Disorders

Author : Lynne M. Hornyak
ISBN : 0898627400
Genre : Psychology
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It should not surprise us that so many are finding unique value in the experiential techniques. The fact that eating-disordered patients adopt physical and often complex metaphoric means of expressing their emotional pain suggests the difficulty we are likely to encounter in asking them to articulate the inarticulable. In moving to spatial, kinesthetic, and symbolic expression, we are, in a sense, agreeing to speak the patient's language rather than our own. Given the very nature of eating disorders, many clinicians are finding that experiential methods are particularly applicable for treating patients who suffer from them. Providing a valuable new tool for practitioners, EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES FOR EATING DISORDERS is the first text to focus solely on the application of expressive therapies and experiential techniques to the treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Each chapter of this innovative work systematically reviews a single experiential treatment approach. Among these are * guided imagery * hypnosis * structured eating * family sculpting * psychodrama and gestalt therapy * dance/movement therapy * art therapy * music therapy * and metaphor/poetry therapy. Throughout, important clinical issues that often accompany eating disorders also are addressed, including such topics as self-awareness, self-esteem, autonomy, identity, impulse regulation, affect modulation, body image, and interpersonal relationships. Countertransferential issues are examined, and areas needing further exploration such as father's role in the development of eating disorders, the hypnotizability of eating disordered patients, and the role of family in the treatment process are delineated. The contributing authors, experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines, systematically establish the theoretical framework of each treatment approach, fully describe specific techniques, and then consider their practical applications in both inpatient and outpatient settings--providing numerous case examples for illustration. They also offer helpful recommendations for incorporating these techniques into ongoing treatment plans. EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES FOR EATING DISORDERS--a valuable clinical resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, and all mental health professionals called on to treat patients suffering from anorexia and bulimia nervosa. This innovative work illustrates the use of guided imagery, hypnosis, structured eating, family sculpting, psychodrama and gestalt therapy, and dance/movement, art, music, and metaphor/poetry therapy in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Systematically presented are the theoretical framework of each treatment approach, specific techniques, and their practical applications illustrated by numerous case examples. All professionals who treat clients with eating disorders will find this volume a most valuable clinical resource.

The Creative Therapies And Eating Disorders

Author : Stephanie L. Brooke
ISBN : 9780398085742
Genre : Arts
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Creative Therapies with Eating Disorders is a comprehensive work that examines the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and spirituality to treatment issues relating to eating disturbance. The author's primary purpose is to examine treatment approaches which cover the broad spectrum of the creative art therapies. The collection of chapters is written by renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, and drama. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client art work, diagrams, and.

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Eating Disorders

Author : Emily K. Sandoz
ISBN : 1608822346
Genre : Psychology
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A Process-Focused Guide to Treating Eating Disorders with ACT At some point in clinical practice, most therapists will encounter a client suffering with an eating disorder, but many are uncertain of how to treat these issues. Because eating disorders are rooted in secrecy and reinforced by our culture's dangerous obsession with thinness, sufferers are likely to experience significant health complications before they receive the help they need. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders presents a thorough conceptual foundation along with a complete protocol therapists can use to target the rigidity and perfectionism at the core of most eating disorders. Using this protocol, therapists can help clients overcome anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and other types of disordered eating. This professional guide offers a review of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a theoretical orientation and presents case conceptualizations that illuminate the ACT process. Then, it provides session-by-session guidance for training and tracking present-moment focus, cognitive defusion, experiential acceptance, transcendent self-awareness, chosen values, and committed action-the six behavioral components that underlie ACT and allow clients to radically change their relationship to food and to their bodies. Both clinicians who already use ACT in their practices and those who have no prior familiarity with this revolutionary approach will find this resource essential to the effective assessment and treatment of all types of eating disorders.

Handbook Of Treatment For Eating Disorders

Author : David M. Garner
ISBN : 1572301864
Genre : Psychology
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Updated to reflect recent DSM categorizations, this edition includes coverage of binge-eating disorder and examines pharmacological as well as psychotherapeutic approaches to treating eating disorders.

Healing Eating Disorders With Psychodrama And Other Action Methods

Author : Karen Carnabucci
ISBN : 9781849059343
Genre : Psychology
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Psychodrama and other action methods are especially helpful in the treatment of the classic eating disorders as well as dieting struggles, body dissatisfaction and associated issues of fear, sadness, silence and shame. This book provides clinicians with sound theoretical information, practical treatment guidelines and a wealth of clinically-tested action structures and interventions. The authors describe how they have introduced action methods to work with a diverse range of clients, and suggest ways in which psychodrama practitioners, experiential therapists and others may integrate these methods into their practice. Offering fresh ideas for tailoring psychodramatic standards such as The Living Newspaper, Magic Shop and the Social Atom to eating disorder issues, they provide extensive examples of psychodrama interventions - classic and specially adapted for eating disorders - for both the experienced practitioner and those new to experiential therapies. They also explain how psychodrama can be used in combination with other expressive, holistic and complementary approaches, including family constellations, music, art, imagery, ritual, Five Element Acupuncture, yoga, Reiki and other energy work. This pioneering book is essential reading for practitioners and students of psychodrama, drama therapy, experiential psychotherapy, cognitive and expressive arts therapies and mental health professionals, as well as professionals interested in complementary health modalities.

Eating Disorders A Handbook Of Christian Treatment

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ISBN : 1932124942
Genre : Eating disorders
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Arts Therapies And Clients With Eating Disorders

Author : Ditty Dokter
ISBN : 185302256X
Genre : Psychology
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Eating disorders are of increasing concern in the medical and psychiatric professions. Growing awareness that the arts therapies have something unique and positive to offer led to the publication of this book by experts in all areas of the arts therapies. The symptoms and aetiology ascribed to such disorders and the treatment methods prescribed to clients are discussed, and the chapters go on to focus on the use of specific arts therapies within this area, including discussions of the theoretical models they are based on, the methodologies used and the as yet small amount of research that has been completed.

Psychodynamic Treatment Of Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia

Author : Craig Johnson
ISBN : 0898625505
Genre : Psychology
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Recent research has indicated that approximately one-third of the patients who present with disordered eating also have significant personality disorders or Axis-II co-morbidity. These patients are difficult to treat and usually require longer-term, informed individual psychotherapy. This important volume addresses the challenges of treating these patients, with chapters written by established, psychodynamically oriented clinicians who have been doing longer-term treatment. Editor Craig Johnson has fashioned a valuable contribution to the continuing search for effective treatment interventions for this group of patients. This volume is aimed at clinicians and researchers working in the field of eating disorders.

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy As A Novel Treatment For Eating Disorders

Author : Adrienne Sarah Juarascio
ISBN : OCLC:803989010
Genre : Clinical psychology
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Eating disorders are among the most challenging disorders to treat, with even state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral treatments achieving only modest success rates. One possible reason for the high rate of treatment failures for eating disorders is that existing treatments fail to attend sufficiently to critical aspects of the disorder such as experiential avoidance, poor experiential awareness, and lack of motivation. These variables are explicit targets of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and as such this approach may represent an ideal intervention for eating disorders. However, ACT has not been well investigated in this population. The current study sought to examine the efficacy of an ACT treatment group for eating disorders by examining whether the addition of ACT groups to treatment as usual (TAU) at a residential treatment facility for eating disorders will improve treatment outcomes. Results indicated that individuals in the ACT condition trended towards lower levels of eating pathology at post-treatment and showed significant reductions in bulimic symptoms and lower rates of inpatient treatment by follow-up. Some preliminary evidence suggests that Anorexia Spectrum patients may have done better in the ACT condition compared to Bulimia Spectrum patients. Other moderation analyses suggested that session attendance and higher levels of ACT consistent variables at baseline predicted a better response to ACT treatment. Although most mediation analyses were not significant, a small proportion suggested that willingness to experience distress was more highly associated with treatment outcome for the ACT condition. Overall, results suggest that ACT could be a viable treatment option for individuals with eating pathology and more study of ACT as an individual treatment is warranted.

Art Therapy And Eating Disorders

Author : Mury Rabin
ISBN : 9780231507332
Genre : Social Science
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Art Therapy and Eating Disorders is a step-by-step approach to a new and extremely promising technique for treating people with eating disorders—children as well as adults, male and female sufferers alike—that has proven to be a crucial aid to identification, prevention, and intervention. Mury Rabin demonstrates how her award-winning art therapy technique, known as Phenomenal and Nonphenomenal Body Image Tasks or "PNBIT," can be used by clinicians other than art therapists and shows its effectiveness in combination with diverse therapeutic techniques. Unlike traditional therapy programs that treat symptoms, this technique focuses on root causes and consists of a series of tasks—some phenomenal: weight recording, mirror viewing, and body dimension estimates; others not: chromatic family line drawings and body image mandalas. The book includes five case studies that illustrate how the PNBIT technique functions in practice.

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