Skills-based Caring equips carers with the skills and knowledge needed to support those suffering from an eating disorder, and to help them to break free from the traps that prevent recovery. Through a coordinated approach, it offers detailed techniques and strategies, which aim to improve professionals' and carers' ability to build continuity of support for their loved ones. Using evidence-based research and personal experience, the authors advise the reader on a number of difficult areas in caring for someone with an eating disorder. This new and updated edition is essential reading for both professionals and families involved in the care and support of anyone with an eating disorder.
Preface. Shared Perspectives - Lived Experience of an Eating Disorder. Working With a Joint Understanding of the Illness – Basic Facts About Eating Disorders. Consequences – Awareness of Medical Risk. Caring for a Loved One With an Eating Disorder – First Steps. Caring Styles Within the Family. Stress, Strain and Developing Resilience. Understanding Change. Communication. Interpersonal Relationships. Social Relationships, Partners, Siblings and Peers. Modelling Emotional Intelligence and Problem-Solving Skills. Managing Under Eating. How to Help With Bingeing and Overeating. Managing Difficult Behaviours. Reflection and Review.