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Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach
Synopses & Reviews
This practical manual offers a step-by-step guide to the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adolescents. Unique in its focus on mobilizing parents and siblings as a resource in treatment, the approach is ideal for short-term treatment and has demonstrated effectiveness in controlled clinical trials. Intervention is divided into three clearly defined phases. Using such innovative methods as a family meal, the clinician first learns strategies for helping families gain immediate control over the adolescent's eating behaviors. Once the patient accepts parental demands to eat, related family problems are addressed in the second phase. The third and final phase of treatment aims toward getting adolescent development back on track and establishing family relationships that do not revolve around the eating disorder. Featuring detailed guidelines for conducting each family session, the manual is illustrated with extensive clinical transcripts and vignettes.
Book News Annotation:
This manual presents the family therapy method developed in the 1970s, which actively engages the patient's family in the treatment. Writing for clinicians, the authors (three psychiatrists and a child psychiatrist) present a clearly written, step-by-step guide that explains how to direct the family, working with a clinician, to understand the nature of the illness, then build parental alliance and support within the family and an outline for action.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This manual provides an authoritative and detailed description of the Maudsley approach, the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Unique in its focus on mobilizing parents and siblings as a resource in treatment, the approach is ideal for short-term treatment and has demonstrated effectiveness in controlled clinical trials. Featuring session-by-sesion intervention guidelines and in-depth case illustrations, this book will enhance the clinical armamentaria of child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, and others working with patients with eating disorders.
This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child's weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent/n-/child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures.
New to This Edition
*Reflects the latest knowledge on AN and its treatment, including additional research supporting the approach.
*Clarifies key concepts and techniques.
*Chapter on emerging directions in training and treatment dissemination.
*Many new clinical strategies.
This practical manual offers a step-by-step guide to the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adolescents. Unique in its focus on mobilizing parents and siblings as a resource in treatment, the approach is ideal for short-term treatment and has demonstrated effectiveness in controlled clinical trials. Featuring detailed guidelines for conducting each family session, the manual is illustrated with extensive clinical transcripts and vignettes.
About the Author
James Lock, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the chief of psychiatric inpatient services at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD, is the Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Joint Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, San Francisco.
W. Stewart Agras, MD, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Christopher Dare, MD, is a Reader in Psychotherapy and Head of the Section of Psychotherapy at the Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, at the Maudsley Hospital in London. He is also Consultant Psychiatrist to the Adolescent Eating Disorder Clinic, South London, and Maudsley NHS Trust.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Background Information on Anorexia Nervosa
2. Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa
3. Phase I: Initial Evaluation and Setting Up Treatment
4. Session 1: The First Face-to-Face Meeting
5. Session 1 in Action
6. Session 2: The Family Meal
7. Session 2 in Action
8. The Remainder of Phase I (Sessions 3–10)
9. Session 8 in Action
10. Beginning Phase II: Helping the Adolescent Eat on Her Own (Sessions 11–16)
11. Phase II in Action
12. Starting Phase III: Adolescent Issues (Sessions 17–20)
13. Phase III in Action
14. Summary of a Completed Case15. Where Are We Going from Here?: Training, Dissemination, Clinical Practice, and Research
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