ERIC Number: ED252804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
A Short-Term Structured Group Program for the Treatment of Bulimia.
Coffey, Janet I.; Oakley, Suzanne J.
This paper discusses bulimia among college women, and describes a workshop utilizing structured short-term group treatment for these bulemic women. An overview and definitions of bulimia are given, and research supporting the theory that binge eating is a reaction to excessive dietary restraint is reviewed. Treatment goals and techniques used in the 8-week program, which are drawn from cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, and psychodynamic sources, are described in detail. The program was tested on a group of bulimic female students at Duke University in 1983, and results from this program are briefly reviewed. A bibliography, a treatment summary of the 8-week program, a list of dietary facts, and a Binge Analysis Sheet (used in the treatment program) are included. (BH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Baltimore, MD, April 8-11, 1984).