Enduring Change in Eating Disorders provides a unique perspective on the successful treatment of eating disorders, which are among the most debilitating and recalcitrant psychiatric diseases. Unique in the field, this book details effective Structural Family Therapy with qualitative follow-ups of up to 20 years. A practical approach providing concrete tools to the clinician to creating change that holds over time with bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive overeating.
The text draws on cases from the author's practice of over twenty-five years and follows his approach in the theoretical tradition of Intensive Structural Family Therapy (IST). Chapters discuss the nature and significance of eating disorders, a review of current treatment approaches, and the importance of the family in the therapeutic process. Cases of eating disorders in youths and adults are provided as well as instances of bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive overeating.
Three appendices provide the reader with information regarding the scientific basis of the IST model, the effectiveness of the approach in treating conditions other than eating disorders and preventing eating disorders.
Table of Contents
Minuchin, Foreword. Introduction. The Nature of Eating Disorders. Can Eating Disorders Be Treated? IST: Basic Concepts. The IST Model of Therapy. Treating the Young Anorexic: The Technique of the Lunch Session. Treating the Young Anorexic: The Behavioral Paradigm. Treating the Young Anorexic: The Family as the Delivery System. Bulimia. Compulsive Overeating. EDs with Co-morbid Diagnoses. Therapeutic Impasse: "Where the Rubber Hits the Sky". "Therapy for an Even Smaller Planet"