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1st Edition

Mindful Eating from the Dialectical Perspective
Research and Application

ISBN 9781138915916
Published August 23, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Mindful Eating from the Dialectical Perspective is both a research reference and exhaustive guide to implementing a practice of mindful eating grounded in dialectical behavior therapy. This informative and timely new resource balances a presentation of empirical data with thorough and engaging instruction for hands-on application that features an innovative forbidden foods hierarchy construction. This invaluable guide makes the empirically supported approach accessible for therapists and anyone struggling with patterns of unbalanced eating.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Open Table 2. Orientation 3. Roots 4. Basic Ingredients 5. Expanding the Palate 6. A Balanced Meal 7. Setting the Table 8. Bon Appetite! 9. Moving Past Barriers 10.Taking Inventory and Moving Forward References

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Angela Klein, PhD, earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2009. Prior to this she began her study of eating disorders and psychology through the honors program at Kent State University, completing her B.A., with a minor in women’s studies, as valedictorian, in 2002. As both a researcher and practitioner, Dr. Angela has extensive experience delivering and conducting treatment trials emphasizing effectiveness in the real world, including her development and investigation of the mindful eating program presented in this book. Dr. Angela began specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in 2004. She is also now actively engaged in radically open (RO) DBT, becoming one of the first intensively trained RO therapists in the U.S. in 2015. Her evidence-based approach retains perspectives from cognitive behavior therapy, balanced with Eastern wisdom. She has multiple journal publications in the field of eating disorders and has presented her research both nationally and internationally. She founded and directs her private practice, Centered Ground, providing individual therapy, family therapy, group skills training classes, and coaching support to adolescents and adults in the greater San Diego area, offering her expertise in DBT, RO, and mindful eating from the dialectical perspective.


"Mindful Eating from the Dialectical Perspective is a comprehensive guide for individuals who struggle with unbalanced eating. Firmly rooted in evidence-based practices, Dr. Klein merges various mindfulness techniques with her empathy, creativity and enthusiasm to make a truly refreshing and accessible workbook for individuals and therapists. Her approach to standard therapy techniques is invigorating!"—Kristine H. Luce, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Stanford Eating Disorders Program, Adult Services, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine

"Dr. Klein’s book provides an invaluable resource for individuals struggling to understand their eating disorder from the inside out. It includes user-friendly handouts that can be implemented immediately. I highly recommend this self-help book as a valuable tool for both health care professionals and their clients."—Thomas R. Lynch, PhD, Professor and Director of the Emotion and Personality Bio-Behavioral Laboratory at University of Southampton, UK

"This self-guided workbook primarily aimed at consumers is a welcome resource for health professionals, too. Mindful Eating from the Dialectical Perspective is chock-full of activities and tools to help people heal their relationship with food, mind, and body. It is written in a friendly and compassionate tone, while being grounded in research. Health professionals will appreciate the tips on how to effectively facilitate this ‘Third Wave Behaviorism’ of mindfulness-based cognitive behavior therapy."—Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, Co-author of Intuitive Eating and Intuitive Eating Workbook