Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Ima ge Issues
ISBN 10: 0451215222
ISBN 13: 978-0451215222
When a friend or family member shows signs of an eating disorder, the first impulse is to charge in, give advice, and fix what is wrong. But these tactics-however well-intentioned-can backfire.
This compassionate guide offers ways to tackle the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diets, and exercise-along with a special section on talking about these issues with children. It includes information about when to get professional help, how to handle emergencies, and answers to difficult questions such as "Am I too fat?" or "Is this ok to eat?"
About the Author
Jeanne Albronda Heaton, Ph.D., has 30 years of experience providing therapy and working with a multidisciplinary team for eating disorders. She is the director of Ohio University's Counseling and Psychological Services and has a private practice. She has worked with special groups, including Body Peace, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Survivor's Recovery, and is the author of several books on mental health practice. She also teaches doctoral students in both psychology and counselor education at Ohio University.
Claudia J. Strauss is an award-winning communication consultant and educator. An adjunct professor of English at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, she runs a business in strategic communication and coaches adults with ADD and other learning disabilities.