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

ISBN 9780367142742
Published November 17, 2020 by Routledge
442 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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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 non-traditional 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 a diverse population of eating disorder patients 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



PART I: Adapting Evidence-based Treatments for Novel Populations

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

Mae-Lynn Reyes Rodríquez and Debra Franko

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

Mitchell L. Cunningham, Jason M. Nagata, and Stuart B. Murray

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

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

Chapter 4: Utilizing Alternate Caregivers and Support Persons in Eating Disorder Treatment

Cristin Runfola and Linsey Utzinger

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

Kasey Goodpaster, Allyson Diggins, and Leslie Heinberg

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

Ashley Jennings, Abigail R. Cooper, Sara Fruchter, Gina Dimitropoulos, and Katharine Loeb

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

Kendra R. Becker, Lauren Breithaupt, Jenny H. Jo, Kamryn T. Eddy, and Jennifer J. Thomas

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

Rebecca Bernard, Jessie Menzel, and Kerri Boutelle

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

Alexandria Morettini, Natasha A. Schvey, Dakota Gillmore, and Marian Tanofsky-Kraff

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

Timothy D. Brewerton, Kathryn Trottier, Julie Trim, Tricia Meyers, and Stephen Wonderlich

Chapter 11: Treating Eating Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Bronwyn Raykos and Hunna Watson

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

Lisa Smith Kilpela, Francesca Gomez , and Carolyn Becker

PART II: Applying Evidence-Based Treatments in Nontraditional Treatment Settings

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

Eva-Molly Dunbar, Christina C. Tortolani, Sandra Estrada, and Andrea Goldschmidt

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

Claire Trainor, Sasha Gorrell, Kristen Anderson, and Daniel Le Grange

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

Terra L. Towne, Stephanie K. Peck, and Roxanne E. Rockwell

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

Renee D. Rienecke and Elizabeth Wallis

Chapter 17: Primary Care-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders

Richard Chung and Devdutta Sangvai

Chapter 18: eHealth Interventions for Eating Disorders

Johanna Sander, Sally Bilić, and Steffi Bauer

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

Carol Peterson, Emily M. Pisetsky, and Lisa Anderson

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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 and Behavioral Sciences. 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 and 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