1st Edition

Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders Novel Treatment Developments, Patient Insights, and the Role of Carers

Edited By Stuart Murray, Leslie Anderson, Leigh Cohn Copyright 2017
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders brings together the voices of the most-esteemed, international experts to present conceptual advances, preliminary data, and patient perspectives on family-based treatments for eating disorders. This innovative volume is based partly on a special issue of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention and includes a section on the needs of carers and couples, "Tales from the Trenches," and qualitative studies of patient, parent, and carer experiences. Cutting edge and practical, this compendium will appeal to clinicians and researchers involved in the treatment of eating disorders.

    About the Editors  About the Contributors  Foreword Daniel Le Grange  Acknowledgements  Introduction Stuart B. Murray, Leslie K. Anderson & Leigh Cohn Part 1: Innovations in Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosam  1. Adapting Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Across Higher Levels of Patient Care Stuart B. Murray, Leslie K. Anderson, Roxanne Rockwell, Scott Griffiths, Daniel Le Grange, Walter H. Kaye  2. Who’s in the Room? A Parent-Focused Family Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Elizabeth K. Hughes, Susan M. Sawyer, Katharine L. Loeb, & Daniel Le Grange  3. A Brief, Intensive Application of Multi-Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders Stephanie Knatz Peck, Stuart B. Murray, Brittany Matheson, Kerri N. Boutelle, Roxanne Rockwell, Ivan Eisler, Walter H. Kaye  4. The Integration of Family-Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa: Philosophical and Practical Considerations Leslie K. Anderson, Stuart B. Murray, Ana L. Ramirez, Roxanne Rockwell, Daniel Le Grange, Walter H. Kaye  5.Multi-Family Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescence Catherine Stewart, Stamatoula Voulgari, Ivan Eisler, Katrina Hunt, Mima Simic Part 2: Special Topics in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders  6. Is Family Based Treatment a Specific Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa?James Lock  7. Dissemination and Implementation of Manualized Family-Based Treatment: A Systematic Review Jennifer L. Couturier & Melissa S. Kimber  8. Physician-Therapist Collaboration in Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: What Each Provider Wants the Other to Know Katharine L. Loeb & Leslie Sanders  9. The Integration of Wider Family Therapy Practices into Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Stuart B. Murray & Scott Griffiths  10. When Family Therapy isn't Enough: New Treatment Directions for Highly Anxious and Dysregulated Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa Mima Simic, Leslie K. Anderson, Laura Berner, Stephanie K. Peck, Katrina Hunt, Walter Kaye, & Ivan Eisler  Part 3: Carers  11. Couple-Based Interventions for Adults with Eating Disorders Jennifer S. Kirby, Cristin D. Runfola, Melanie Fischer, Donald H. Baucom & Cynthia M. Bulik  12. Helping Couples Address Higher Level of Care Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa Jennifer S. Kirby, Donald H. Baucom, Maria C. La Via & Cynthia M. Bulik  13. Collaborative Care: The New Maudsley Model Janet Treasure, Charlotte Rhind, Pam Macdonald, Gill Todd  14. Family In Residence Program: A Family Empowerment Model for Higher Level of Care Elizabeth Easton, Jamie Manwaring, Grant Salada, Ginger Hartman, Ovidio Bermudez & Craig Johnson  15. Parent Coaching Model for Adolescents with Emotional Eating Stephanie Knatz Peck, Abby Braden, Kerri N. Boutelle  16. The Influence of Carer Fear and Self-Blame When Supporting a Loved One with an Eating Disorder Amanda Stillar, Erin Strahan, Patricia Nash, Natasha Files, Jennifer Scarborough, Shari Mayman, Katherine Henderson, Joanne Gusella, Laura Connors, Emily S. Orr, Patricia Marchand, Joanne Dolhanty & AdeÌle Lafrance Robinson  Part 4: Tales from the Trenches: Personal Accounts  17. Looking Back on Brave Girl Eating Harriet Brown & Anna Young  18. Adolescent Impressions of Family Involvement in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Erin Parks, Leslie K. Anderson & Anne Cusack  19. A Qualitative Study on the Challenges Associated with Accepting Familial Support from the Perspective of Transition-Age Youth with Eating Disorders Gina Dimitropoulos, Jessica Herschman, Alene Toulany & Cathleen Steinegger  20. Multi-Family Therapy in Anorexia Nervosa - A Qualitative Study of Parental Experiences Sofie Engman-Bredvik, Nivia Carballeira Suarez, Richard Levi & Karin Nilsson  21. Parents’ Experience of Having and Caring for a Child with an Eating Disorder Elin Svensson, Karin Nilsson, Richard Levi & Nivia Carballeira Suarez  22. Mothers’ Experiences of Home Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Jessica Bezance & Joanna Holliday Part 5: "How I Practice"  23. The Venus Fly Trap and the Land Mine: Novel Tools for Eating Disorder Treatment Laura L. Hill and Marjorie M. Scott  24. The Utility of Behavioral Contracts in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders Stephanie Knatz Peck  25. Going Around in Circles: Circular Questioning and Family Therapy for Eating Disorders Stuart B. Murray


    Stuart B. Murray, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and also serves as director of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, the co-chair for the Academy of Eating Disorders Special Interest Groups (SIG) panel on male eating disorders, and as an honorary associate at the University of Sydney.

    Leslie Karwoski Anderson, PhD, is an associate clinical professor and training director at the UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research. She is also associate editor for Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and co-chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG) on Suicide.

    Leigh Cohn is the founder and editor in chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention and co-editor of four other Routledge books, including The Last Word on Eating Disorders Prevention (2016). He is also publisher of Gürze Books and co-author of several trade books on eating disorders.


    "This book is essential reading for any health care professional in this field. The writing is crisp and compelling, superbly edited. The chapters move from history and theory to detailed approaches to therapy. With this volume, the methods are available to achieve healing and the incorporation of families into therapy. The section on Special Topics brilliantly illustrates how family therapy can augment and be integrated into existing approaches. The 70 authors comprise a who's who of the field of eating disorders."
    Arnold E. Andersen, MD, professor emeritus, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, adjunct lecturer, Johns Hopkins Medical School

    "Living up to its promise, this impressive book provides cutting edge information concerning family therapy with patients, families and other carers coping with eating disorders. Many chapters are written by foremost researchers, theorists, scholars and hands-on clinicians devoted to understanding anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The volume is enriched by first-person accounts of patients, families and their clinicians who struggle to foster recovery and resilience as they face these often devastating disorders' difficult challenges."
    Joel Yager, MD, professor of psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

    "This groundbreaking volume brings together some of the most creative voices to continue the development of family-based treatments, which are founded on the invaluable insight that families are part of the solution, instead of merely part of the problem. In addition, authors provide an experience-near view of the trials and triumphs the whole family faces in this complex endeavor. Highly recommended, and sure to be referenced for many years to come."
    Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, assistant professor, Golden Gate University

    "Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders brings together the insights of clinicians, researchers, carers as well as sufferers in order to help us "think outside the box" in relation to the family based treatment of eating disorders. This book is a must read for clinicians and researchers working in the field."
    Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED, chief clinical integrity officer, The Emily Program

    "Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders is a tour de force that advances the field in the treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. It brings together major theoretical frameworks in one volume and provides novel treatment methods. This book is an invaluable addition for all eating disorder practitioners."
    Ray Lemberg, PhD, Private practice, Prescott, AZ

    "Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders is a rich and comprehensive review of the clinical power of family based approaches to the treatment of people and families affected by eating disorders. Incorporating cutting edge research, practical applications for the clinical complexity of front line clinical practice, and the thoughtful and moving perspectives of family members, this is an essential resource for the entire eating disorders community."
    Douglas W. Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS, chief clinical officer, Monte Nido & Affiliates

    "This book is exactly what I have been waiting for. The expert team of editors and authors offers compelling treatment innovations and novel clinical perspectives. This text delivers the wisdom of years of clinical practice in an accessible and academically rigorous format. The editors have artfully crafted an integrated work from both cutting edge, data-based research and the enlightening perspectives of patients, parents and carers. Those working in the field will find this book to be a valuable resource."
    Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, licensed psychologist, registered yoga teacher, associate professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY

    "No matter the perspective that brings you to eating disorders, this book should be on your shelf. Rather than staying fixed in one narrow viewpoint, Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders helps the reader to push the boundaries of their own approach and hopefully to see a future that is, to borrow a phrase from the editors, 'brighter, broader, and more diverse than ever before.'"                                                                                   Peter Doyle, PhD, AED Book Reviewer