This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.

Chapter 38: Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups to Prevent and Treat Eating Disorders and Disturbances

Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups to Prevent and Treat Eating Disorders and Disturbances

Psychoeducational and counseling groups to prevent and treat eating disorders and disturbances
Cynthia R. KalodnerJanelle W. CoughlinMargaret Seide

Groups of various types are widely used to prevent and treat individuals with eating disorders and disturbances. Several therapeutic properties of groups may be especially useful in helping clients work through issues typically associated with eating disorders, including body image disturbance, preoccupation with food and weight, secrecy, shame, and isolation. Groups offer the support of peers (Illing, Tasca, Balfour, & Bissada, 2011; Oesterheld, McKenna, & Gould, 1987; Zimpfer, 1990) and provide a safe forum for identifying distorted beliefs, self-perceptions, and expectations that drive dieting behaviors. They also provide a social context for reality testing some of ...

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