Coping Strategies Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa can evidence itself in a vast array of comorbid symptoms, often overwhelming both the patient's ability to cope and managed care's willingness to pay. This first-of-its-kind manual provides an effective, integrated treatment approach for working with clients struggling with bulimia nervosa in today's managed care environment.
The author presents a detailed range of "dosage" treatment plans—from 1–2 sessions to over a hundred sessions—to deal with the varied manifestations of this disorder. He also outlines an empirically based, yet quick and effective clinical screening protocol that plans treatment in a way that both patients and care managers can understand. The author focuses on building coping skills, and throughout he draws on interpersonal, coping, stage of change, trauma, and development theory to fully explain the rationale, methods, and complexities of his empirically-based approach. Coping strategies therapy offers refreshingly effective guidance for practitioners struggling to help troubled patients in today's challenging health-care environment.