by Edited by Janet D. Latner and G. Terence Wilson
With contributions from leading authorities, this timely professional resource critically examines available self-help treatments for weight problems and obesity, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, and body image disturbances.
With contributions from leading authorities, this timely professional resource critically examines available self-help treatments for weight problems and obesity, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, and body image disturbances. Practical pointers are offered for guiding clients or patients toward safe, effective approaches that provide the right level of care, from fully independent strategies to treatments with higher levels of professional involvement. Chapters review the strengths and limitations of commercial diets, exercise programs, workbooks, support groups, Internet resources, adaptations of behavioral models, and more, including strategies for long-term maintenance of weight loss. Special topics include night eating syndrome, childhood obesity, and coping with weight-related discrimination.
"It is clear that self-help has an important place in the treatment of weight and eating concerns, yet knowledge of best practices has not yet been well disseminated. Written by leading exerts in the field, each chapter stands on its own, permitting the reader to gain an in-depth appreciation of self-help approaches for specific target groups or problems....As the book illustrates, self-help can be used as the sole treatment, as a preparatory step for more intensive treatment, as an adjunct treatment, or as a follow-up to a successful course of treatment in efforts to solidify gains and prevent relapse."
-Ruth Striegel-Moore, PhD, Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University
Pages: 362 + Index, Size: 6" x 9"
I. Independent (Unguided) Self-Help
1. Self-Guided Approaches to Weight Loss, Meghan Butryn, Suzanne Phelan, and Rena R. Wing
2. Popular and Fad Diet Programs: Nutritional Adequacy, Safety, and Efficacy, Allison Stevens, Emily Dionne, and Johanna Dwyer
II. Partially Assisted (Guided) Self-Help
3. Self-Help Strategies for Promoting and Maintaining Physical Activity, Bess H. Marcus, David M. Williams, and Jessica A. Whiteley
4. Guided Self-Help for Binge-Eating Disorder, Carlos M. Grilo
5. Guided Self-Help for Bulimia Nervosa, Robyn Sysko and B. Timothy Walsh
6. Self-Help Treatment for Body-Image Disturbances, Joshua I. Hrabosky and Thomas F. Cash
III. Computer-Assisted Self-Help
7. Internet-Based Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Body Dissatisfaction, C. Barr Taylor and Megan Jones
8. Computer-Based Intervention for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, Ulrike Schmidt and Miriam Grover
IV. Group Self-Help
9. Commercial and Organized Self-Help Programs for Weight Management, Adam Gilden Tsai and Thomas A. Wadden
10. Guided Group Support and the Long-Term Management of Obesity, Vanessa A. Milsom, Michael G. Perri, and W. Jack Rejeski
11. Continuing Care and Self-Help in the Treatment of Obesity, Janet D. Latner and G. Terence Wilson
V. Practical Strategies and Considerations
12. Behavioral Obesity Treatment Translated, Delia Smith West, Stacy A. Gore, and Natalie K. Lueders
13. Prevention of Overweight with Young Children and Families, Meredith S. Dolan and Myles S. Faith
14. Treatment of Overweight Children: Practical Strategies for Parents, Kathryn E. Henderson and Marlene B. Schwartz
15. Self-Help for Night-Eating Syndrome, Kelly C. Allison and Albert J. Stunkard
16. Appetite-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Binge Eating, Virginia V. W. McIntosh, Jennifer Jordan, Janet D. Carter, Janet D. Latner, and Alison Wallace
17. Strategies for Coping with the Stigma of Obesity, Rebecca M. Puhl and Kelly D. Brownell
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