Psychological Responses to Eating Disorders and Obesity: Recent and Innovative Work / Edition 1

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This is an edited book that brings together many of the most distinguished researchers and clinicians in the field of food misuse. The papers included are drawn from the conferences on psychological approaches to eating disorders and obesity held at the University of Hertfordshire in 2005 and 2006. It presents current research while focusing on the application of this new knowledge. 

It covers both eating disorders and obesity in one volume, thus positioning obesity firmly at one end of the food misuse continuum. Chapters will cover subjects such as psychological and cultural aspects of food use, using CBT for treating eating disorders, and CBT group therapy for obesity.

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“The programs outlined here will be of vital interest to those exploring the internal dynamics of eating disorders and obesity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and professionals.” (CHOICE, March 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470061640
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Buckroyd is Professor of Counseling at the Universityof Hertfordshire and Director of the Obesity and Eating DisordersResearch Unit. The Unit was established in 2005 and focuses on thedevelopment of psychological responses to disordered eating of allkinds. She trained first as a counsellor and then as apsychotherapist and has worked clinically in the field of eatingdisorders since 1984. Her interest in obesity grew out of her workwith eating disordered young women and she has brought to it manyof the psychological perspectives current in that field. She begancarrying out research into the treatment obesity in 1999 and hasdeveloped an ongoing portofo9lio of research projects. She hasco-authored, with Sharon Rother, Therapeutic Groups for ObeseWomen (2007).

Sharon Rother is a Lecturer in Counselling at theUniversity of Hertfordshire and Research Coordinator for theObesity and Eating Disorders research Unit. She completed an MA inCounselling Inquiry for which she investigated recovery inanorexics, She trained as a counsellor and currently continues apractice, specialising in working with eating disordered and obesepeople. She has worked in the field of obesity research with JuliaBuckroyd since 2002. She has co-authored, with Julia Buckroyd,Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women (2007).

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Table of Contents

About the Editors.

List of Contributors.


Introduction – Psychological Responses to Eating Disordersand Obesity: An Overview (Julia Buckroyd and Sharon Rother).

1 The Many Meanings of Food and their Impact on Eating Behaviour(Jane Ogden).


2 Using an Evidence-Based Approach to Develop New TailoredTreatment for Anorexia Nervosa  (Carolina Lopez, MarionRoberts, Ana Sepulveda and Janet Treasure).

3 Eating Disorders: Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle throughGroup Therapy – The Effects of the Group Experience (SarahBarnett, Julia Buckroyd and Karen Windle).


4 Current Thinking on Working with People with Bulimia Nervosaand Bulimic Disorders (Glenn Waller).

5 Addressing Emotions in the Eating Disorders: Schema Mode Work(Emma Corstorphine).


6 Psychological Group Treatment for Obese Women  (JuliaBuckroyd and Sharon Rother).

7 Food for the Soul: Social and Emotional Origins of ComfortEating in the Morbidly Obese  (Patricia Goodspeed Grant).

8 Cognitive Behaviour Group Therapy for Obesity and Binge EatingDisorder (Saskia Keville, Verity Byrne, Madeleine Tatham and GerryMcCarron).

9 A Feminist, Psychotherapeutic Approach to Working with Womenwho Eat Compulsively (Colleen Heenan).

10 Changes in Eating Behaviour following Group Therapy for Womenwho Binge Eat: A Pilot Study (Deborah Seamoore, Julia Buckroyd andDavid Stott).


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