Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery: Therapist Guide

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Medical - 122 pages
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Obesity has quickly become an American epidemic. People suffering from significant overweight often have to contend with a lifetime of significant comorbidities, social stigma, and lower quality of life. Recently, more and more people are undergoing weight loss surgery as a way to resolve these issues.

If you are working with pre- or post-operative bariatric surgery patients, your goal is to teach them the skills they need to ensure themselves a successful surgical outcome. After surgery, patients are required to adhere to a strict diet and the very specific recommendations of their surgical "team." Without a high level of commitment from the patient to follow these recommendations, the potential for maintained weight loss after surgery is very limited.

Preparing for Your Weight Loss Surgery, Therapist Guide contains a series of scientifically tested cognitive-behavioral techniques to help you prepare your patient for the post-operative challenges of creating radically changed eating and lifestyle habits. It provides instructions for teaching your patient basic problem-solving and cognitive restructuring methods that will change their negative thoughts and attitudes about food. Interactive forms including food records and checklists, body image journals, and homework assignments found in the corresponding patient workbook round out this comprehensive treatment package.

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Contents

Introductory Information for Therapists
xi
Understanding Your Patients Eating Behavior
7
Helping Your Patient Keep Track of His or Her Eating
17
Educating Your Patient About Weighing Behaviors
22
Pleasurable Alternative Activities
31
Challenging Eating Situations People Places and Foods
49
Teaching Your Patient About Problem Solving and Cognitive Restructuring
63
Working With Your Patient on Body Image Issues
73
Congratulations Your Patient Is on the Way to the OR
83
What Happens After Surgery
95
References
113
About the Authors
117
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Robin F. Apple is at Stanford University. James Lock is at Stanford University.

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