Treatment Plans and Interventions for Bulimia and Binge-Eating Disorder

Guilford Press
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Highly practical and clinician friendly, this book provides evidence-based tools for tailoring psychotherapy to the needs of clients with bulimia nervosa or eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS), including binge-eating disorder. It offers specific guidance for conducting thorough clinical assessments and conceptualizing each case in order to select appropriate interventions. A proven cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol is presented and illustrated with a chapter-length case example. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes a session-by-session treatment plan and 20 reproducible forms, handouts, and worksheets that clinicians can photocopy or download and print for repeated use.

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About the author

Rene D. Zweig, PhD, is Director of Union Square Cognitive Therapy, a full-time private practice in New York City. Previously, she directed the Eating Disorders and Weight Management Program at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Zweig is Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University and a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
 Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York and Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. His research focuses on individual differences in theory of emotion regulation. Dr. Leahy is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy and is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the 2014 recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
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Publisher
Guilford Press
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Published on
Jan 18, 2012
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Pages
180
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ISBN
9781462504947
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Nursing / Psychiatric & Mental Health
Medical / Psychiatry / General
Psychology / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders
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