Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment

Pages: 403
Item #: 431770A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-758-7
List Price: $39.95
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Copyright: 2001
Format: Hardcover
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Body Image, Eating Disorders and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment examines the relationship between body image disturbances and eating disorders in our most vulnerable population: children and adolescents. Volume editors J. Kevin Thompson and Linda Smolak present a dynamic approach that combines current research, assessment techniques, and suggestions for treatment and prevention. Contributing authors offer techniques for treating obesity and eating disorders in children, point to possible sources of these disorders, map out the subtleties of working with youth of diverse ethnicities, and elucidate the connections between sexual abuse and body image. This volume delivers valuable direction for researchers in the field as well as solid guidance for practitioners and clinicians working with young clients suffering from these disorders and should be considered requisite reading.

Table of Contents



Introduction. Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence—The Future is Now
—J. Kevin Thompson and Linda Smolak

I. Foundations

  1. Early Experience with Food and Eating: Implications for the Development of Eating Disorders
    —Jennifer O. Fisher and Leann L. Birch
  2. Body Image in Children
    —Linda Smolak and Michael P. Levine
  3. Obesity, Body Image, and Eating Disorders in Ethnically Diverse Children and Adolescents
    —Jennifer Zoler Dounchis, Helen A. Hayden, and Denise E. Wilfley

II. Risk Factors

  1. Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Eating Disorders
    —Catherine M. Shisslak and Marjorie Crago
  2. Family Functioning, Body Image, and Eating Disturbances
    —Ari Blum and Vicky Phares
  3. Relationship of Sexual Abuse to Body Image and Eating Problems
    —Mary E. Connors

III. Assessment

  1. Assessment of Physical Status of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders and Obesity
    —Kelly Hill and Claire Pomeroy
  2. Assessment of Body Image Disturbance in Children and Adolescents
    —Rick M. Gardner
  3. Assessment of Eating Disturbance in Children and Adolescents With Eating Disorders and Obesity
    —Susan B. Netemeyer and Donald A. Williamson

IV. Prevention and Treatment

  1. Primary Prevention of Body Image Disturbances and Disordered Eating in Childhood and Early Adolescence
    —Michael P. Levine and Linda Smolak
  2. Obesity Prevention for Children and Adolescents
    —Thomas N. Robinson and Joel D. Killen
  3. Treatment of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
    —Stacy A. Gore, Jillon S. Vander Wal, and Mark H. Thelen
  4. Behavioral Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Directions
    —Myles S. Faith, Brian E. Saelens, Denise E. Wilfley, and David B. Allison
  5. Plastic Surgery in Children and Adolescents
    —David Sarwer

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

J. Kevin Thompson received his doctoral training at the University of Georgia, where he obtained his PhD in 1982. He has been at the University of South Florida since 1985 and is a professor in the Department of Psychology. He has authored, coauthored, or edited three earlier books in the area of body image, eating disorders, and obesity (Body Image Disturbance: Assessment and Treatment, Pergamon Press, 1990; Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity: An Integrative Guide for Assessment and Treatment, American Psychological Association, 1996; Exacting Beauty: Theory Assessment and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance, American Psychological Association, 1999). He has been on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders since 1990, and joined the editorial board of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention in 2001.

Linda Smolak received her doctoral training at Temple University, where she obtained her PhD in 1980. She has been at Kenyon College since 1980, and is a professor in the Departments of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies. She has coedited two other books in the area of body image and eating disorders (The Developmental Psychopathology of Eating Disorders, Erlbaum, 1996; Eating Disorders: Innovations in Research and Practice, American Psychological Association, 2001), and is coauthoring a book on prevention of eating disorders (The Prevention of Eating Problems and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, and Practice, Erlbaum, in press). She is the author of numerous articles on the developmental psychopathology of eating disorders and has served as a consultant to the McKnight Risk Factor Study, the US. Office on Women's Health, and the Harvard Eating Disorders Center.