Counseling for Eating Disorders in Women focuses on women whose eating patterns have generated side-effects on other aspects of their lives such as work, health and family. Women with problems connected with over-eating, under-eating, and poor eating form a significant proportion of counselors’ lists with a distinctive set of problems and challenges. This book adopts the unique approach of the Living Therapy series, using fictitious dialogue to illustrate the person-centered approach enabling the reader to experience directly the diverse and challenging issues surrounding patients. This is difficult to achieve with conventional text books. This book is invaluable for trainees and experienced counselors, members of support organizations, and women suffering from eating disorders, their friends and families.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Beginnings and difficulty in disclosure. Reflecting on expressions of concern for a client's health and well-being. More history and a bad day. Exploring why? Feeling low, everything's a struggle, need to get a life. Supervision - the need to accept the whole client. Four sessions of the client coming to terms with her life. The client experiences a revelation about herself. Part 2: Client reacts to the counselors honesty, wants to leave and nearly passes out. Disclosures from the client's past. Supervision. The internal world begins to break down. I'll try. That's all I can say. I'll try. Who am I now? Reflections. Rogers seven stages of constructive personality change. Contacts.