Solution Focused Recovery from Eating Distress

Authors: Frederike Jacob

Published: BT Press

Topics: Brief Therapy

People trying to overcome eating disorders are often referred to as resistant and manipulative, or even labelled “hopeless cases”. Therapists regularly report that working with these clients makes them feel drained or “stuck”.

In this book, Frederike Jacob sets out to explode the myth that eating disorders are difficult to treat, while providing the reader with a basic understanding of solution-focused therapy. She describes techniques and interventions that have helped clients, colleagues and carers move on.

The various types of eating disorder ­ anorexia, bulimia and athletica nervosa, yo-yo dieting, compulsive binge eating and orthorexia ­ are all anatomised. Their physical, psychological and physiological repercussions are clearly addressed to help therapists provide safe treatments.

A section of the book is devoted to case studies to give the reader a detailed understanding of the therapeutic process, and there is also a chapter of commonly-asked questions.

This is a book of hope, based on the knowledge that clients possess inner strengths and coping strategies that will assist therapists and help sufferers on the road to recovery.

£13.50 (+£1.50 post and packing)

Downloadable Sample

You can download an excerpt from the first chapter (16 Pages, 160K) here. The sample is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. To view PDFs you may need to install the software from Adobe.