Eating Disorders

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People

By Simon G. Gowers, Lynne Green

© 2009 – Routledge

200 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Eating disorders comprise a range of physical, psychological and behavioural features that often have an impact on social functioning and can invade most areas of the sufferer’s life. Although eating and weight disorders are common in children and adolescents, there is a scarcity of practical guidance on treatment methods for eating disorders in young people.

In this book, Simon Gowers and Lynne Green bring together up-to-date research, clinical examples and useful tips to guide practitioners in working with young people, as well as helping families of children and adolescents to deal with their difficulties. Eating Disorders provides the clinician with an introduction about how CBT can be used to challenge beliefs about control, restraint, weight and shape, allowing young people to manage their eating disorder. Chapters cover:

  • preparing for therapy
  • a CBT treatment programme
  • applications and challenges.

This practical text will be essential reading for mental health professionals, paediatric teams and those in primary care working with children and adolescents with eating disorders. It will benefit those working with both sufferers themselves and families who have difficulty understanding the disorder.

Reviews

"The volume presented by Gowers and Green provides up-to-date research, clinical illustrations, and CBT-specific interventions to apply when one is working with children and adolescents. An excellent description of how to apply CBT for use with children and adolescents. Eating Disorders offers the reader a wealth of information on how children and adolescents develop an eating disorder and how to treat it. It is an excellent book for both the novice and the seasoned clinician and would make good reading for any graduate student. It is clearly written, with excellent resources." -Wayne A. Bowers, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54

"This book offers a great deal of useful advice for any child and adolescent mental health professional working with children and adolescents who have eating disorders… I would strongly recommend this book to all child and adolescent mental health professionals working with young people with eating disorders." - David Rothery, British Journal of Psychiatry, January 2010

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction. Eating Disorders and their Management. The Role of CBT in the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Part II: Preparing for Therapy. Assessment and Formulation. Engaging and Motivating Young People. The Role of the Family. Part III: A CBT Treatment Programme. Stage 1: Planning and Establishing Principles and Embarking on Change. Stage 2: Tackling Problem Eating, Challenging Compensatory Behaviours. Stage 3: Treatment Monitoring and Review. Stage 4: Addressing Unhelpful Cognitions and Solving Problems Maintaining the Eating Disorder. Stage 5: Relapse Prevention and Discharge Planning. Part IV: Applications and Challenges. Inpatient Management, Groups and Self-Help. Future Challenges. References. List of Handouts.

About the Authors

Simon G. Gowers is Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Liverpool and Consultant to the Cheshire and Merseyside Eating Disorders Service for Adolescents. He recently led the NICE Guideline Development Group making evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of eating disorders in the UK.

Lynne Green is Principal Clinical Psychologist at the Cheshire and Merseyside Eating Disorders Service for Adolescents. She has clinical and research experience of treating both adults and children with eating disorders using the latest cognitive behavioural techniques.

About the Series

CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families

"The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series, edited by Professor Paul Stallard, and written by a team of international experts, meets the growing need for evidence-based treatment manuals to address prevalent psychological problems in young people. These authoritative, yet practical books will be of interest to all professionals who work in the field of child and adolescent mental health." - Alan Carr, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Cognitive behaviour therapy is now the predominant treatment approach in both the NHS and private practice and is increasingly used by a range of mental health professionals.

The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series provides comprehensive, practical guidance for using CBT when dealing with a variety of common child and adolescent problems, as well as related family issues. The demand for therapy and counselling for children and adolescents is rapidly expanding, and early intervention in family and school settings is increasingly seen as effective and essential. In this series leading authorities in their respective fields provide detailed advice on methods of achieving this.

Each book in this series focuses on one particular problem and guides the professional from initial assessment through to techniques, common problems and future issues. Written especially for the clinician, each title includes summaries of key points, clinical examples, and worksheets to use with the client.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY006000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSY011000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General