Self-help Approaches for Obesity and Eating Disorders: Research and Practice

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Janet D. Latner, G. Terence Wilson
Guilford Press, 2007 - Psychology - 376 pages
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Evaluating a wide range of self-help treatments, this is a comprehensive, empirically based clinical reference. Practical and useful, it discusses why approaches work (or dont work), plus how to help clients use them effectively. Broad, up-to-date coverage includes obesity, body image problems, binge eating, and bulimia.
 

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Contents

INDEPENDENT UNGUIDED SELFHELP
1
Nutritional Adequacy Safety and Efficacy
21
PARTIALLY ASSISTED GUIDED SELFHELP
53
Guided SelfHelp for BingeEating Disorder
73
Guided SelfHelp for Bulimia Nervosa
92
SelfHelp Treatment for BodyImage Disturbances
118
COMPUTERASSISTED SELFHELP
139
ComputerBased Intervention for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating
166
Continuing Care and SelfHelp in the Treatment of Obesity
223
PRACTICAL STRATEGIES
241
Prevention of Overweight with Young Children and Families
265
Practical Strategies for Parents
289
SelfHelp for Night Eating Syndrome
310
AppetiteFocused CognitiveBehavioral Therapy for Binge Eating
325
Strategies for Coping with the Stigma of Obesity
347
Index
363

Commercial and Organized SelfHelp Programs
179
Guided Group Support and the LongTerm Management of Obesity
205

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About the author (2007)

Janet D. Latner, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research is focused on the diagnosis, maintenance, treatment, and self-help treatment of obesity and eating disturbances, and on improving the long-term maintenance of weight loss through self-help. Dr. Latner has authored over 50 articles, book chapters, and presentations on eating disorders and obesity and has served as an investigator on several nationally funded research projects.

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G. Terence Wilson, PhD, is the Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He has published numerous scientific articles and has written or edited a number of books, including Binge Eating: Nature, Assessment, and Treatment (with Christopher G. Fairburn). Dr. Wilson?s research is focused on the development and evaluation of cognitive-behavioral treatments for eating disorders and obesity, and on the analysis of mechanisms of therapeutic change. He served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association?s Eating Disorders Work Group, which developed the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), and of the National Institutes of Health Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity (1995-2002).

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