This clinician manual presents the Accept Yourself! Program, which is derived from empirically supported interventions (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Health At Every Size) that have a demonstrated ability to enhance women’s mental and physical health. This book offers a clear, research-based, and forgiving explanation for clients’ failure to lose weight, helpful guidance for clinicians who are frustrated with poor client weight loss outcomes, as well as a liberating invitation to clients to give up this struggle and find another way to achieve their dreams and goals.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Margit I. Berman is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and associate professor of clinical psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She was the recipient of the 2015 Hitchcock Foundation Scholars Career Development award for her research and development of the Accept Yourself! intervention for women with obesity and depression. She is the past chair of the Society for Counseling Psychology’s Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science, and is on the editorial boards of The Counseling Psychologist and Journal of Counseling Psychology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Part I: Why Use an Acceptance-Based Approach to Weight Management? Introduction: Choosing and Using a Self-Acceptance Based Approach: Cautions and Language 1. The Science of Obesity and Weight Loss: Why Weight Control Doesn’t Work 2. Clinician Stigma in Weight Management Treatment: First, Do No Harm 3. A New Alternative: Acceptance-Based Approaches to Client Weight Concerns Part II: Accept Yourself! Skills and Techniques 4. Exploring Weight Control as a Problem 5. Identifying and Producing Programming 6. Mindfulness and Self-Acceptance 7. Building Size Acceptance, Building Self-Acceptance 8. Identifying and Committing to the Values of Self-Nourishment 9. Identifying, Displaying, and Committing to Values with Self-Presentation 10. Embodying Values 11. Values and Barriers Part III: Special Situations in Treatment 12. Acceptance-Based Approaches When Clients Have Weight-Related Physical Health Concerns 13. Special Topics in Self-Acceptance Based Treatment References