ERIC Number: ED297221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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Mom and Dad Return to a Commuter Campus: A Program for Re-Parenting of Eating Disordered Females.
Engebretson, Darold; Hollander, Barbara
This paper concerns the high incidence of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia, among the female population in colleges. It identifies several major issues in attempting to provide counseling services for eating disordered students (limited resources, a large estimated patient pool, length of treatment involved, and policy changes to accommodate treatment of parents) that would make such a program unfeasible under existing constraints. A new means of addressing the issue is presented, in which: (1) interdepartmental cooperation is central to the development and execution of the program on a commuter campus; (2) human development theory provides the rationale for the systemic intervention used; and (3) parents are involved in the treatment process. Recent literature in the field prompted the development of the more definitive assessment procedures and specific individualized treatment plans which are described in this paper, with guidelines provided for determining when and under what conditions parents are to be involved. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personal Association (New Orleans, LA, April 9-12, 1986).