Exposure Therapy for Eating Disorders

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Oxford University Press, Dec 16, 2019 - Psychology - 272 pages
Exposure Therapy for Eating Disorders is designed to augment existing eating disorder treatment manuals by providing clinicians with practical advice for maximizing the effectiveness of exposure, regardless of clinical background or evidence-based treatment used. Suitable for use with a range of diagnoses, this easy-to-use guide describes the most up to date empirical research on exposure for eating disorders, extrapolating clinical advice from the anxiety disorders literature in order to help busy clinicians become more effective in treating these challenging illnesses. Readers will gain solid understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of exposure therapy, as well as how to utilize this information to explain the rationale for exposure to patients. Specific types of eating disorder exposure are covered in detail, including exposure to food and eating, cue exposure for binge eating, weighing and weight exposure, novel forms of exposure for eating disorders, and more. The book also provides strategies for overcoming obstacles, including institutional resistance to implementation of exposure therapy.
 

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Contents

Part 2 Preparing to Start Exposure Therapy
55
Part 3 Applying Exposure to Different Eating Disorder Problem Areas
105
Part 4 Important Considerations in the Delivery of Exposure
173

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Carolyn Black Becker, PhD, ABPP is a Professor of Psychology at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX and a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.

Nicholas R. Farrell, PhD is the clinical director of eating disorders services at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, WI. He has expertise in evidence-based psychological treatments, particularly those that emphasize exposure therapy for eating and anxiety disorders.

Glenn Waller, DPhil is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK. His clinical and academic specialty is evidence-based CBT for eating disorders.

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