• Applies cognitive behavioural principles to the full range of eating
• Takes a pragmatic and flexible approach to care
• Describes case studies, uses sample dialogs and includes patient handouts
Part I. Introduction: 1. The philosophical and theoretical stance behind cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); 2. Broad stages in CBT and format of delivery; 3. What the clinician needs to establish before starting; Part II. Core Clinical Skills for Use in CBT with the Eating Disorders: 4. Assessment; 5. Preparing the patient for treatment; 6. Motivation; 7. A guide to important dietary and nutritional issues; 8. Case formulation; 9. Therapy interfering behaviours; 10. Homework; 11. Surviving as an effective clinician; 12. Setting and maintaining an agenda; 13. Psychoeducation; 14. Diaries; 15. The role of weighing in CBT; Part III. Core CBT Skills as Relevant to the Eating Disorders: 16. Socratic questioning; 17. Downward arrowing; 18. Cognitive restructuring; 19. Continuum thinking; 20. Positive data logs; 21. Behavioral experiments; Part IV. Addressing Eating, Shape and Weight Concerns in the Eating Disorders: 22. Overevaluation of eating, weight and shape; 23. Body image; Part V. When the Standard Approach to CBT is Not Enough: 24. Comorbidity with Axis I pathology; 25. Comorbidity with Axis II pathology; Part VI. CBT for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders and their Families: 26. CBT for children and adolescents with eating disorders and their families; Part VII. Endings: 27. What to do when CBT is ineffective; 28. Recovery; 29. Relapse management and ending treatment; Conclusion: Cognitive behavioral therapy for the eating disorders; Appendix 1. Semi-structured assessment protocol; Appendix 2. Psychoeducation materials; Appendix 3. Food diary; Appendix 4. Behavior experiment sheet.
'Professor Waller and his team of highly specialist clinical psychologists and a specialist dietician have produced this excellent comprehensive guide of cognitive therapy (CBT) for treating a wide range of eating disorders, from relatively straightforward eating disorders to those with more complex presentations … Look no further; this cutting edge therapist guide is essential reading for all those working with eating disorders and will help from the point of referral to discharge. … I have found myself dipping into this book and using some of the CBT techniques in my own clinical practice and would highly recommend this book to all health professionals working with eating-disordered patients, including clinical psychologists, psychological therapists, CBT therapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, counsellors and dieticians.' Psychological Medicine