Hunger for Understanding : A Workbook for helping young people to understand and overcome anorexia nervosa
Alison EivorsISBN: 0470021284; 9780470021286;
Book DescriptionResearch suggests that anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders, whilst not prevalent in the population, have the highest mortality rate of all psychological problems. The development of effective treatment programs is therefore an important priority for health care professionals. This flexible book has been designed for use by therapists as part of a programme when working with young people with eating disorders. The aim is to help young people understand more about their own experience, and alongside guidance ofr therapists it includes a complete workbook for use by the young persons themselves. This presents tasks ranging from reflective thinking to drawing to promote engagement with difficulties as a first step to overcoming them. The workbook will also be available as an electronic supplement so that therapists can select which sections should be used with whom, and when.