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Adapting Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Treatments for Novel Populations and Settings
A Practical Guide

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November 17, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Book Description

This comprehensive text provides practical approaches to adapting empirically supported treatments for eating disorders for clinicians working with patients of diverse backgrounds and presentations, or within nontraditional treatment settings across levels of care.

The book describes empirically and clinically informed treatment adaptations that impact delivery of real-world services for eating disorder patients and generate interest in testing adapted treatments in randomized controlled trials. Featuring contributions from researchers and clinicians with expertise in developing, delivering, and testing interventions for eating disorders, each chapter focuses on a specific population, setting, or training approach. Practical applications are then illustrated through case examples and wisdom gleaned through the contributors’ own clinical studies and experiences.

Readers working with eating disorder patients of diverse backgrounds and presentations, or within nontraditional treatment settings across levels of care, will gain the necessary skills to support their patients on the journey to recovery and self-acceptance.

Table of Contents

About the Editors

About the Contributors



Christina Tortolani, Ph.D., Andrea Goldschmidt, Ph.D., & Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D.

PART I: Adapting Evidence-based Treatments for Novel Populations

Chapter 1: Cultural Adaptations of Evidence-based Treatments for Eating Disorders

Mae-Lynn Reyes Rodriquez, Ph.D. & Debra Franko, Ph.D.

Chapter 2: Modifying Treatments to Recognize the Pursuit of Muscularity, and Related Eating Psychopathology, Among Men

Mitchell L. Cunningham, Jason M. Nagata, M.D., M.Sc., Scott Griffiths, Ph.D., & Stuart B. Murray, Ph.D.

Chapter 3: Where is the Evidence of Evidence-Based Treatment for LGBTQIA+ Individuals Experiencing Eating Disorders?

Jerel P. Calzo, Ph.D., Ethan E. Lopez, Scout Silverstein, Tiffany A. Brown, Ph.D., & Aaron J. Blashill, Ph.D.

Chapter 4: Utilizing Alternate Caregivers and Support Persons in Treatment

Cristin Runfola, Ph.D., & Linsey Utzinger, Psy.D.

Chapter 5: Implementing Eating Disorder Treatment Before and After Bariatric Surgery

Kasey Goodpaster, Ph.D., Allyson Diggins, Ph.D., & Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D.

Chapter 6: Evidence Based-Treatments for Youth with Overweight/Obesity

Ashley Jennings, Abigail R. Cooper, Sara Fruchter & Gina Dimitropoulos, Ph.D. & Katharine Loeb, Ph.D.

Chapter 7: Adapting Evidenced-Based Therapies for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Kendra R. Becker, Ph.D., Lauren Breithaupt, Ph.D., Jenny H. Jo, M.A., Kamryn T. Eddy, Ph.D. & Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D.

Chapter 8: Treating Eating-Related Problems in Non-Eating Disordered Populations

Rebecca Bernard, Ph.D., Jessie Menzel, PhD & Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D.

Chapter 9: Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating in the Military Family

Alexandria Morettini, Ph.D., Natasha Schvey, Ph.D., Dakota Gillmore, M.A. & Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, Ph.D.

Chapter 10: Integrating Evidence-Based Treatments for Eating Disorder Patients with Comorbid PTSD and Trauma-related Disorders

Tim Brewerton, M.D., Kathryn Trottier, Ph.D., Julie Trim, Ph.D., Tricia Meyers Ph.D., & Stephen Wonderlich Ph.D.

Chapter 11: Treating Eating Disorders in Pregnancy and the Post-Partum Period

Bronwyn Raykos, Ph.D., & Hunna Watson, Ph.D.

Chapter 12: Tailoring Treatments to Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Lisa Smith Kilpela, Ph.D., Francesca Gomez & Carolyn Becker, Ph.D.

PART II: Applying Evidence-Based Treatments in Non-Traditional Treatment Settings

Chapter 13: Delivering Evidence-Based Treatments for Eating Disorders in the Home-Based Setting

Eva Petitto Dunbar, M.A., Christina Tortolani, Ph.D., Sandra Estrada, M.A. & Andrea Goldschmidt, Ph.D.

Chapter 14: Using Remote Methods to Deliver Evidence-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders

Claire Trainor, Sasha Gorrell, Ph.D., Kristen Anderson M.S.W., & Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D.

Chapter 15: Using FBT and Adjunctive Family Interventions in a Partial Hospitalization Program for Adolescents with Eating Disorders

Terra L. Towne, Ph.D., Stephanie K. Peck, Ph.D. & Roxanne E. Rockwell, Ph.D.

Chapter 16: Ensuring Continuity of Family-Based Care across Levels of Treatment

Renee Reinecke, Ph.D., & Elizabeth Wallis, M.D., M.S.

Chapter 17: Primary Care-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders

Richard Chung, M.D., & Devdutta Sangvai, M.D.

Chapter 18: EHealth Interventions for Eating Disorders

Johanna Sander, M.Sc., Sally Bilić, Ph.D., Steffi Bauer, Ph.D.

Afterword: Novel Research, Training, and Supervision Opportunities for Evidence-Based Treatment Adaptations

Carol Peterson, Ph.D., Emily M. Pisetsky, Ph.D., Lisa Anderson Ph.D.

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Christina C. Tortolani, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Rhode Island College, adjunct faculty at Brown Medical School, and a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders.


Andrea B. Goldschmidt, Ph.D., is an associate professor (research) at Brown Medical School who conducts research on maladaptive eating and overweight/obesity across the lifespan.


Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D., holds a distinguished professorship at the University of California, San Francisco, and is director of the Eating Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry. He is also emeritus professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at The University of Chicago.


"This new book is a thoughtful and useful addition to the field. It addresses many important, common scenarios typically encountered in eating disorders work, yet rarely discussed. A variety of unique situations are examined in detail. The adaptation of evidence-based approaches to novel settings and delivery methods will be highly valuable to practicing clinicians. I recommend the book highly!"

Scott Crow, PhD, professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

"This book, edited and written by eating disorder experts from across the globe, attempts to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice: as ED treatments evolve, clinicians need to know how to effectively administer treatments with populations and in environments that were not part of the original clinical trials. This work will be a great resource for those practitioners looking for guidance in working with patients from diverse backgrounds and presentations."

Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED, clinical director, Center for Evidence Based Treatment Ohio & Case Western Reserve University

"This is a very welcome book that takes the reader beyond the usual account of evidence-based treatments. It is a good reminder that a large number of patients do not fit the stereotype of the 'typical' patient, indeed novel populations and settings are very much what every clinician encounters in their practice all the time. A key aspect of evidence-based practice is respecting the needs and preferences of clients and their families and this book provides an excellent guide how to achieve this."

Ivan Eisler, OBE, PhD, FAED, joint head of the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and emeritus professor, Kings College, London