Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment providers.
In an engaging, clear, and concise manner, Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments prepares physicians, dietitians, and psychotherapists to navigate the labyrinth they enter with eating disordered patients. Aggregating a vast amount of information and perspectives in a clear and concise format, readers will gain insight into the minds on both sides of the treatment room.
From leading experts in the field, readers will learn how dietitians, physicians, and psychotherapists conceptualize and treat people with eating disorders, and treatment providers will discover the nuanced etiologies of eating disorder symptoms in a range of diverse populations. Increase your cultural competency and expand your practice by learning how eating disorders are created, maintained, and resolved. Join us in bringing light, health, and hope to our patients and to our colleagues across disciplines.
Table of Contents
Part One. History, Psychology, and Physiology of Eating Disorders. Psychology of an Eating Disorder. Physiology of Eating Disorders: Medical and Nutritional Consequences of Eating Disorders. Part Two. The Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders. The Psychological Treatment of Eating Disorders: Therapeutic Approaches for Eating Disorders. Medical Management of Eating Disorders. Exercise Prescription for Eating Disorder Treatment. Therapeutic Nutrition Counseling Skills for Eating Disorders: Dietitian Approaches. Part Three. Special Populations with Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders in College Students. Eating disorders in Pregnant Women. Eating disorders in Athletes. Eating Disorders in Diabetes Mellitus. Eating disorders in Males. Eating Disorders in Older Adults.
Dr. Jonna Fries is a psychologist and director of Counseling and Psychological Services at California State University, Los Angeles. She is an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a certified integrative body psychotherapist, a certified IBP instructor, an EMDR-approved consultant, and chair of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) consultation group. She maintains a private practice in Los Angeles where she focuses on trauma and eating disorders. Dr. Fries is a recipient of the Cal State Los Angeles Distinguished Women Award and the IAEDP Member of the Year Award. Her doctoral project was the development of a multicultural group therapy treatment for those at the intersection of binge-eating disorder, obesity, and body image distress. Her doctoral concentration was on diversity, which she continues to teach at the graduate level.
Dr. Veronica Sullivan is a licensed psychologist and group therapist at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this, she was a tenure-track professor and staff psychologist at California State University, Northridge, where she served as a faculty advisor and group therapy coordinator for the Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) peer education program. Dr. Sullivan has presented at national conferences on multiple topics and was a participant at the 2014 National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) conference. She earned her PhD from the State University of New York at Albany, where her dissertation research examined the intersections of emotional eating, coping, and obesity. Her clinical specialties in private practice include body image and eating disorders, with a focus on the treatment of bingeeating disorder.