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Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

By Marcia Herrin

© 2003 – Routledge

304 pages

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pub: 2012-11-12
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Most eating disordered patients believe themselves to be experts on the subject of nutrition, therefore the job of effective patient counseling becomes even more challenging. This book presents both nutritional and physiological information in a thoroughly detailed manner. The compilation of concepts, techniques, and alternatives makes the book unique in style and content. Addressing the food, weight, and nutrition issues that must be tackled in the treatment of eating disordered individuals, this text will give professionals the necessary information for effective patient counseling.


"…absolutely spectacular.This volume is a goldmine for professionals in all fields, novices to experts, who treat patients with eating disorders. It combines a sophisticated review of the literature, the integration of current advances in treatment, the wisdom of an experienced clinician, and an array of practical tools and techniques. A much needed and invaluable book." -- Diane Mickley, MD, Co-president, National Eating Disorders Association, USA, & Founder and Director of the Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders in Greenwich, CT, USA

Table of Contents

Part I: Methods. Basic Nutrition Counseling. Advanced Nutrition Counseling. Nutrition Education. Part II: Food Management. Food Planning. Food Plan Template. Self-monitoring. Part III: Interventions. Weight Management. Managing Weight Restoration. Managing Binge Eating. Managing Purging. Exercise Management. Special Issues. Afterword. Appendix. References

About the Author

Marcia Herrin, Ed.D., MPH, RD, is the founder and coordinator of Dartmouth College's eating disorders and nutrition programs, one of the most respected of its kind in the nation. Dr. Herrin also runs a private practice specializing in adolescents with eating disorders.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology