When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 1684030439
ISBN 13: 978-1684030439
If your teen has an eating disorder—such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating—you may feel helpless, worried, or uncertain about how you can best support them. That’s why you need real, proven-effective strategies you can use right away. Whether used in conjunction with treatment or on its own, this book offers an evidence-based approach you can use now to help your teen make healthy choices and stay well in body and mind.
When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder will empower you to help your teen using a unique, family-based treatment (FBT) approach. With this guide, you’ll learn to respectfully and lovingly oversee your teen’s nutritional rehabilitation, which includes helping to normalize eating behaviors, managing meals, expanding food flexibility, teaching independent and intuitive eating habits, and using coping strategies and recovery skills to prevent relapse.
In addition to helping parents and caregivers, this book is a wonderful resource for mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, and coaches who work with parents of and teens with eating disorders. It clearly outlines the principles of FBT and the process of involving parents collaboratively in treatment.
As a parent, feeding your child is a fundamental act of love—it has been from the start! However, when a child is affected by an eating disorder, parents often lose confidence in performing this basic task. This compassionate guide will help you gain the confidence needed to nurture your teen and help them heal.
—Daniel Le Grange, PhD, codeveloper of FBT; Benioff UCSF professor in children’s health and eating disorders; director in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; and coauthor of Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder and Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa
—Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, PhD, psychologist and director of the Outpatient Eating Disorder Clinic in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University and Stanford Children’s Hospital
—Eva Maria Trujillo Chi Vacuán, MD, past president at the Academy for Eating Disorders; medical director and founder of Comenzar de Nuevo, A.C.,International Treatment Center for Eating Disorders;clinical professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine
—Jenni Schaefer, author of Life Without Ed; Almost Anorexic; and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me
—Eva Musby, parent and author of Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders
—Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, codirector of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; associate professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and author of Almost Anorexic
—Harriet Brown, author of Shadow Daughter, Body of Truth, and Brave Girl Eating; professor of magazine journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
—Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED, chief science officer and codirector of the Family Institute, Eating Recovery Center; clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
—Claire Mysko, chief executive officer, National Eating Disorders Association
—Roxanne E. Rockwell, PhD, director, adolescent eating disorders services, Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, USA; assistant clinical professor, UC San Diego department of psychiatry, School of Medicine
About the Author
Muhlheim conducts workshops and seminars for parents, treatment professionals, graduate students in psychology, and psychiatry residents approximately six times per year. She has her own website and blog, is the eating disorders expert for www.verywell.com, and is clinical director for the eating disorder information website, Mirror-Mirror Eating Disorder (www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm). She’s affiliated with a number of eating disorder and psychology organizations, and is very active on social media. She has built a solid professional platform around eating disorder recovery using FBT. Currently, she is director of Eating Disorder Therapy LA, a multidisciplinary, specialized outpatient eating disorder practice in the heart of Los Angeles, CA.