Options can be limited for those who do not respond to standard eating disorder treatments. Schema therapy is one of the new exciting frontiers in the treatment of this clinical population, offering a much-needed model that integrates both developmental and deeper level personality factors. Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders is the first book of its kind, guiding clinicians to deliver the schema model to those with entrenched or enduring eating pathology, and in turn encouraging further clinical research on this approach to treatment.

Written by an international team of leading schema therapy experts, and with a foreword by Wendy Behary and Jeffrey Young, this book draws on their clinical knowledge and research experience. Comprehensive and practical, this book introduces the rapidly growing evidence base for schema therapy, outlines the application of this model across eating disorder diagnostic groups, as well as individual and group modalities, and explores practical considerations, common challenges and the therapeutic process. The book includes detailed case examples, which provide a theoretical and practical basis for working with therapist-client schema chemistry and transference, and outlines methods of ensuring therapist self-care in the face of difficult and often long-term work.

Innovative and accessible, this fresh look at the treatment of eating disorders will be an invaluable resource for clinicians in the field.

part I|2 pages

Introduction to schema therapy

chapter 1|9 pages

Introduction to schema therapy for eating disorders

ByEvelyn Smith, Susan Simpson, Virginia V. W. McIntosh

chapter 2|11 pages

Review of the schema model and therapeutic application in eating disordered populations

BySusan Simpson, Siri Hartmann, Nicole Files, Evelyn Smith

chapter 3|12 pages

Applying schema therapy to binge eating disorders

A transdiagnostic approach
ByVirginia V. W. McIntosh, Janet D. Carter, Jennifer Jordan

part II|2 pages

Schema therapy assessment and case conceptualisation

chapter 4|19 pages

Schema therapy assessment of eating disorders

BySusan Simpson

chapter 5|11 pages

Schema therapy conceptualisation of eating disorders

BySusan Simpson

part III|2 pages

Application of schema therapy to eating disorders

chapter 6|13 pages

Repetitive negative thinking in eating disorders

Identifying and bypassing over-analysing coping modes and building schema attunement
ByRobert Brockman, Adele Stavropoulos

chapter 7|20 pages

Experiential mode work with eating disorders

BySusan Simpson

chapter 8|19 pages

Chairwork in schema therapy

Applications and considerations in the treatment of eating disorders
ByMatthew Pugh, Sophie Rae

chapter 9|15 pages

Behavioural pattern breaking in schema therapy for eating disorders

Learning from other evidence-based approaches
ByChristina Archonti, Susan Simpson, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Giada Pietrabissa

chapter 10|49 pages

Manual of group schema therapy for eating disorders

BySusan Simpson

part IV|2 pages

Challenges when doing schema therapy

chapter 11|20 pages

Resolving ambivalence and overcoming blocks to change

A multi-modal and schema informed approach
ByMatthew Pugh

chapter 12|20 pages

Overcoming challenges and stuck points in the treatment of eating disorders

BySally Skewes, Michiel van Vreeswijk, Wendelien Merens

chapter 13|14 pages

Transference and therapist–client schema chemistry in the treatment of eating disorders

ByEckhard Roediger, Christina Archonti

chapter 14|21 pages

Schema therapy for eating disorders

Therapist self-care
ByMichiel. F. van Vreeswijk, Aglaia Zedlitz

chapter 15|10 pages

Schema therapy for eating disorders

Therapist reflections from implementation of a multisite trial
ByEvelyn Smith, Robert Brockman, Claudia Mendez

part V|2 pages

The future of schema therapy

chapter 17|4 pages

Schema therapy for eating disorders

Future directions
ByEvelyn Smith, Susan Simpson

chapter 18|1 pages

Appendix 1

Edited BySusan Simpson, Evelyn Smith