This groundbreaking volume presents a new conceptual approach to treating adults with eating disorders and their children. By utilizing Parent-Based Prevention, a state-of-the-art intervention program from Stanford University for families who risk raising children in the context of parental eating disorders, Parents with Eating Disorders offers a practical, evidence-based manual to working with affected families with the goal of preventing disordered eating from being passed to future generations. Additional resources include intervention planning and self-assessment forms intended for clinicians to use as they implement the program.
"Sadeh-Sharvit and Lock’s groundbreaking approach to preventing the transmission of unhealthy eating habits from parents with eating disorder histories to their children addresses a crucial, previously overlooked need within our field. Given the alarmingly increased risk for the development of such behaviors within this population, this volume is an exceptional resource. Complete with case examples, specific phase and session goals, a discussion of common therapist dilemmas within each session, and a chapter devoted entirely to individualized adaptation of the treatment, Parents with Eating Disorders provides clinicians with a practical, easy-to-use guide to facilitate healthy long-term adjustment for the entire family system."
Denise Wilfley, Ph.D., Scott Rudolph University Professor, Washington University, St. Louis
"Parents with eating disorders pose a commonly overlooked complication when treating children and adolescents with an eating disorder. The authors provide a much-needed account of the problem and of a tested treatment together with clinical observations of the treatment in action. Therapeutic dilemmas at each stage of the intervention are clearly discussed and solutions offered. A must read for anyone treating eating disorders."
W. Stewart Agras, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Understanding the Risk of the Offspring of Parents with Eating Disorders Chapter 3: The Broader Context of the Transition to Parenthood in Adults with Eating Disorders and their Partners Chapter 4: The Development of Typical and Atypical Feeding and Eating Processes in Children and Youth Chapter 5: Two Families Seeking Help Chapter 6: Overview of Parent-Based Prevention Chapter 7: Adapting Parent-Based Prevention to Diverse Family Structures and Backgrounds Chapter 8: Treatment Planning and Real-time Evaluation using Assessment Tools Chapter 9: Phase One: Setting Up Joint Goals Chapter 10: Session 1: Gearing Up Chapter 11: Session 2: The Family Meal Chapter 12: Session 3: Embracing Change Chapter 13: Phase Two: Distinguishing the Parental Eating Disorder from Parental Functioning Chapter 14: Session 4-5, 7-8: Individual Sessions with the Affected Parent Chapter 15: Session 6: A Conjoint Meeting with Both Parents Chapter 16: Phase Three: Enhancing Parental Efficacy and Family Resilience Chapter 17: Parent-Based Prevention in Action: Stacey and Rob Chapter 18: Parent-Based Prevention in Action: Dave and Gabby