ERIC Number: ED239191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Famine at the Feast: A Therapist's Guide to Working with the Eating Disordered.
Doane, H. Mitzi
This guide, written for therapists and counselors working with eating disordered individuals, focuses on both bulimia and anorexia. A brief historical perspective and comments on epidemiology and etiology are provided. Definitions and clinical characteristics of both disorders are presented as well as psychodevelopmental profiles of male and female anorexia and bulimic clients. The family dynamics associated with the disorders (power structure, individuation, separation and loss, reality perception, and affect) are addressed. Therapeutic techniques for individual, family, and group counseling are presented in detail, exploring initial contact, initial interview, guidelines, ongoing process, and focus. The monograph concludes with a brief look at possible future trends. The appendices include a program for basic nutrition, a listing of eating disorders clinics and programs, and eating disorders associations. (BL)
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Eating Habits, Family Environment, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, Mental Disorders, Sex Differences
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.