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Overcoming Eating Disorders: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder / Edition 2

Overcoming Eating Disorders: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder / Edition 2

by W. Stewart Agras, Robin F. AppleW. Stewart Agras


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The Overcoming Eating Disorders, Second Edition program addresses the cognitive-behavioral treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. CBT has been proven the most effective treatment for helping patients improve their eating habits and overcome their disorder.

The treatment described is divided into three overlapping phases: behavior change, identifying binge triggers, and relapse prevention. The main focus of the program is the normalization of eating. Patients use self-monitoring forms to track their eating habits on a daily basis while they work toward establishing a pattern of 3 meals and 2 snacks per day eaten at regular intervals. Once a regular pattern of eating has been established, patients move on to recognizing and eliminating their triggers for binging and purging. CBT techniques like problem-solving and cognitive restructuring help patients deal with negative mood states, faulty interpersonal interactions, and errors in thinking. The final phase of treatment consists of a review of the positive changes that have occurred during treatment, as well as a discussion of any residual problems and ways to handle setbacks or lapses. Homework exercises are assigned at each session and play an important role in keeping patients motivated throughout the duration of treatment.

This newly revised and updated Therapist Guide includes expanded information regarding weight and shape concerns and an entirely new chapter on adapting the treatment for use as a time-limited, therapist-assisted self-help program. Complete with step-by-step instructions for delivering the treatment, this guide is an indispensable resource that no clinician can do without.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195311693
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/14/2007
Series: Treatments That Work
Edition description: REV
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 489,300
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

W. Stewart Agras is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

Robin F. Apple is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists
2. Special Issues in Treatment
3. Pretreatment Assessment
Treatment Phase 1 - Behavior Change.
4. Session 1
5. Session 2
6. Session 3
7. Session 4
8. Remainder of Phase I - Sessions 5 - 9
9. Assessing Progress
Treatment Phase 2 - Identifying Binge Triggers.
10. Introduction to Phase 2
11. Feared and Avoided Foods
12. Weight and Shape Concerns
13. Faulty Thinking
14. Negative Mood
Treatment Phase 3 - Maintaining Change.
15. Final Sessions - Relapse Prevention
Guided Self-Help.
16. Therapist-Assisted Self-Help
About the Authors.

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