Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, Second Edition; A Family-Based Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/24/2012
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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This indispensable manual presents the Maudsley method, the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). What sets this approach apart is the central role played by parents throughout treatment. The authors are prominent experts who describe how to mobilize families to promote the patient's weight restoration and healthy eating, improve parent-child relationships, and get 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 more user friendly: clarifies key concepts and techniques chapter on emerging directions in training and treatment dissemination Many new clinical strategies.

Author Biography

James Lock, MD, PhD, is a child psychiatrist and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. He is the director of the Eating Disorders Program in the Division of Child Psychiatry and psychiatric director of an inpatient eating disorder program for children and adolescents at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The author of numerous scientific publications on eating disorders in youth, Dr. Lock is a recipient of the Price Family Foundation Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorder Association, an NIMH Early Career Development Award, and an NIMH Mid-Career Development Award. Daniel Le Grange, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at The University of Chicago. He trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, and was a member of the team at the Maudsley Hospital in London that developed family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa. He is the author of numerous research publications and received a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Early Career Development Award. Dr. Le Grange is currently principal investigator for studies on treatment of both bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa.

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 Case 15. Where Are We Going from Here?: Training, Dissemination, Clinical Practice, and Research

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