Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders

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By (author) Christopher G. Fairburn

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 254mm x 28mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1593857098
  • ISBN 13: 9781593857097
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 23,300

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This book provides the first comprehensive guide to the practice of "enhanced" cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E), the latest version of the leading empirically supported treatment for eating disorders. Written with the practitioner in mind, the book demonstrates how this transdiagnostic approach can be used with the full range of eating disorders seen in clinical practice. Christopher Fairburn and colleagues describe in detail how to tailor CBT-E to the needs of individual patients, and how to adapt it for adolescents and patients who require hospitalization. Also addressed are frequently encountered co-occurring disorders and how to manage them. Reproducible appendices feature the Eating Disorder Examination interview and questionnaire.

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Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Review quote

"Another milestone by the field's foremost pioneer, this book explains how to treat eating disorders in exquisite detail, and does so with a rich theoretical and empirical foundation as its basis. This will be the authoritative volume for many years to come." - Kelly D. Brownell, Professor and Chair of Psychology, and Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, USA "From the most prominent group in the world studying the nature and treatment of eating disorders comes this cutting-edge treatment guide, which spans all eating disorder diagnoses as well as conditions that fall outside current diagnostic criteria. Based on a solid empirical foundation, the transdiagnostic enhanced CBT approach will immediately become the gold standard for the treatment of eating disorders." - David H. Barlow, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University, and Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, USA "Over the past 30 years, Fairburn has made immense contributions to our understanding and treatment of patients with eating disorders. This timely, clearly written, immensely informative, and very user-friendly book provides just what the clinician needs - a practical guide to all phases of treatment." - Robert L. Leahy, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, USA "With his evidence-based, 'enhanced' treatment, Fairburn takes CBT to a new level. This book is written explicitly for clinicians, who will find the clearly written, practical guidance invaluable. Of particular interest will be the authoritative description of the psychopathology of eating disorders and the lucid analysis of the management and treatment of underweight patients and those with multiple comorbidities. This is the definitive clinical account of CBT for eating disorders." - G. Terence Wilson, Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA "This is an excellent, well-structured, evidence-based guide to working with patients with eating disorders using enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy. It is comprehensive, readable, accessible to a wide range of practitioners and written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field." - Peter Hadwin, Nursing Standard, Vol. 23, No. 8, 2008

Table of contents

Introduction. Fairburn, This Book and How to Use It. Fairburn, Eating Disorders: The Transdiagnostic View and the Cognitive Behavioral Theory. Fairburn, Cooper, Shafran, Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E): An Overview. Fairburn, Cooper, Waller, The Patients: Their Assessment, Preparation for Treatment and Medical Management. Fairburn, Cooper, Shafran, Bohn, Hawker, Murphy, Straebler, Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders: The Core Protocol. Starting Well. Achieving Early Change. Taking Stock and Designing the Rest of Treatment. Shape Concern. Shape Checking. Feeling Fat and Mindsets. Dietary Restraint, Dietary Rules and Controlling Eating. Events, Moods and Eating. Underweight and Under-eating. Ending Well. Adaptations of CBT-E. Fairburn, Cooper, Shafran, Bohn, Hawker, Clinical Perfectionism, Core Low Self-esteem and Interpersonal Problems. Cooper, Stewart, CBT-E and the Younger Patient. Grave, Bohn, Hawker, Fairburn, Inpatient, Day Patient and Two Forms of Outpatient CBT-E. Fairburn, Cooper, Waller, 'Complex Cases' and Comorbidity. Postscript. Fairburn, Looking Forward. Appendices. Fairburn, Cooper, O'Connor, Appendix A: Eating Disorder Examination (16.0D). Fairburn, Beglin, Appendix B: Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q6.0). Bohn, Fairburn, Appendix C: Clinical Impairment Assessment Questionnaire (CIA 3.0).