Authors: Riccardo Dalle Grave, Simona Calugi
Foreword by Christopher G. Fairburn
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About the book
This state-of-the-art guide provides a powerful transdiagnostic approach for treating adolescent eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and others) in either outpatient or inpatient settings. It describes how enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E)—the gold-standard treatment for adult eating disorders—has been systematically adapted and tested with younger patients. With a strong motivational focus, CBT-E gives the adolescent a key role in decision making. The book presents session-by-session guidelines for assessing patients, determining whether CBT-E is appropriate, developing case conceptualizations, conducting individualized interventions, addressing medical issues, and involving parents. User-friendly features include case vignettes and reproducible forms; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8½” x 11″ size.
CBT-E is recognized as a best practice for the treatment of adolescent eating disorders by the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
About the authors
Riccardo Dalle Grave, MD, is Director of the Department of Eating and Weight Disorders at Villa Garda Hospital in Verona, Italy. In collaboration with Christopher G. Fairburn, Dr. Dalle Grave has developed an inpatient treatment program for eating disorders at Villa Guarda based entirely on enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E), including an adapted program for adolescents. His current research includes assessing the effectiveness of CBT-E in treatment of significantly underweight adults and adolescents with eating disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Dalle Grave is editor of the CBT-E website (cbt.co) and Director of the Advanced Training Course on the Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity sponsored by the Italian Eating and Weight Disorder Association. He also provides CBT-E supervision for clinical services in Europe, the United States, Australia, and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the field.
Simona Calugi, PhD, is Clinical Research Director of the Department of Eating and Weight Disorders at Villa Garda Hospital in Verona, Italy. In collaboration with Riccardo Dalle Grave and Christopher G. Fairburn, Dr. Calugi is involved in assessing the effectiveness of CBT-E in treatment of significantly underweight adults and adolescents with eating disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She is a member of the online CBT-E training group (cbt.co) and is on the teaching faculty of the Advanced Training Course on the Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity sponsored by the Italian Eating and Weight Disorder Association (AIDAP). She also serves on the faculties of several CBT-based psychotherapy schools in Italy. Dr. Calugi has extensive clinical experience in delivering outpatient CBT-E to adolescent and adult patients with eating disorders. She is President of the AIDAP.