ISBN : 9780190069742
Exposure Therapy for Eating Disorders is designed to augment existing eating disorder treatment manuals by providing clinicians with practical advice for maximizing the effectiveness of exposure, regardless of clinical background or evidence-based treatment used. Suitable for use with a range of diagnoses, this easy-to-use guide describes the most up to date empirical research on exposure for eating disorders, extrapolating clinical advice from the anxiety disorders literature in order to help busy clinicians become more effective in treating these challenging illnesses. Readers will gain solid understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of exposure therapy, as well as how to utilize this information to explain the rationale for exposure to patients. Specific types of eating disorder exposure are covered in detail, including exposure to food and eating, cue exposure for binge eating, weighing and weight exposure, novel forms of exposure for eating disorders, and more. The book also provides strategies for overcoming obstacles, including institutional resistance to implementation of exposure therapy.
Preface: Exposure Therapy as a Key Evidence-Based Treatment Strategy for Eating Disorders
Part 1: The Theoretical Basis of Exposure Therapy for Eating Disorders
Chapter 1: Eating Disorders: An Overview
Chapter 2: Overview of Exposure Therapy
Chapter 3: Why do People get Better with Exposure Therapy?
Chapter 4: Why Exposure for Eating Disorders: A Rationale for Treatment?
Chapter 5: How well does Exposure Therapy Work for Eating Disorders?
Part 2: Preparing to Start Exposure Therapy
Chapter 6: Functional Assessment of Eating Disorders and their Maintenance
Chapter 7: Explaining Exposure Therapy to your Patients
Chapter 8: Planning Exposure Therapy with your Patient
Chapter 9: Embarking on Exposure: Important Considerations
Part 3: Applying Exposure to Different Eating Disorder Problem Areas
Chapter 10: Exposure to Food and Eating
Chapter 11: Cue Exposure for Binge Eating
Chapter 12: Weighing and Weight Exposure
Chapter 13: Body Image Exposure
Chapter 14: Emotion-focused and Interpersonal Exposure
Chapter 15: Novel Ways to Use Exposure for Eating Disorders
Part 4: Important Considerations in the Delivery of Exposure
Chapter 16: When to use Cognitive Therapy Techniques to Enhance the Effects of Exposure
Chapter 17: Involving Friends, Family, and Other Loved Ones
Chapter 18: Addressing the Impact of Different Settings and Institutional Resistance
Chapter 19: Dealing with Clinicians' Fears about Using Exposure
Chapter 20: Final Summary: Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders