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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 Author

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.


"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 teh 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

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