Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders, Second Edition (Hardcover)

By David M. Garner, Phd (Editor), Paul E. Garfinkel, MD (Editor)

The Guilford Press, 9781572301863, 528pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 1997

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In this seminal work, leading clinicians and researchers present the major treatments for eating disorders, including cognitive-behavioral, educational, psychodynamic, feminist, family-based, and medical approaches. Therapeutic approaches are described in step-by-step detail and illustrated with extensive case material. Several chapters function as self-contained treatment manuals, enabling practitioners to easily learn and implement each model, as well as adapt it to suit the needs of individual patients. The volume also covers diagnosis, assessment, sequencing of treatments, and ways to manage frequently encountered co-occurring problems.

About the Author

David M. Garner, Ph.D., is the Director of the Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, a Staff Member of the Toledo Hospital, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University and Adjunct Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Toledo. He is a Founding Member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a scientific consultant for the National Screening Program for Eating Disorders, and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Paul E. Garfinkel, M.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the President and Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, the Medical Research Council of Canada and an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been elected to the Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada.

Praise For Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders, Second Edition

"The book edited by these authors in 1985 on the treatment of eating disorders was the standard at that time. This new volume, which has contributions by the leading authorities in each field, is a worthy successor. It is an important new reference and is likely to be the new standard for the field of eating disorders." --Walter H. Kaye, MD, Director, Eating Disorder Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

"Written by an internationally renowned group of experts, this state-of-the-art compendium is an essential companion for clinicians working with eating disorders." --David B. Herzog, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Research

"The Handbook of Treatments for Eating Disorders is a stunning achievement. The editors have assembled a group of the world's leading authorities to provide us with a volume that simultaneously presents the broadest range of contemporary biological, psychological, and social perspectives for understanding and dealing with these complex disorders, and with the depth and sophistication that each subject deserves. Novices and experienced practitioners alike will find a great deal to value and re-read. In these pages you will find considerable scholarship, wisdom and experience, and a great deal of down-to-earth practical advice and information on assessment and treatment. Several of the chapters are virtual treatment manuals, offering detailed, step-by-step guidance for practitioners.

All mental health professionals will be well served by studying these chapters. Not only will this information provide substantial benefits in helping patients with eating disorders, but readers can expect that the positive carryover of these lessons to almost all other areas of clinical concern will be enormous." --Joel Yager, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Education, University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute; President-Elect, Academy for Eating Disorders; Editor-in-Chief, Eating Disorders Review

"...remarkable....this handbook is particularly valuable for professionals wanting state-of-the-art information as well as for newcomers needing authoritative overviews. The 30 chapters are all well grounded in research and written primarily by clinicians on the cutting edge of the treatment research literature. ...Superb chapter references. 'Must reading' for professionals and general health care practitioners." --R. Kabatznick, Choice

"The chapters are very well referenced and are written by experts who are both clinicians and researchers, which gives readers exceptional insight into the specific therapy being described. Each chapter includes case studies and excerpts of therapist-client dialogue that bring the therapies to life....Especially helpful are the treatment plan and protocols included as appendixes[sic] to specific chapters....This text is a powerful handbook of substantiated treatment approaches."

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