Assessment of Eating Disorders - Edited by James E. Mitchell, M.D. & Carol B. Petterson, Ph.D.
[Book & 8 CE Credits]

Concise and practical yet comprehensive, this unique book provides a clear framework and a range of up-to-date tools for assessing patients with eating disorders. Leading clinicians and researchers describe the nuts and bolts of using diagnostic interviews, standardized databases, structured instruments, self-report and family-based measures, medical and nutritional assessment, a recently developed approach called "Ecological Momentary Assessment," and strategies for evaluating body image disturbance. Throughout, procedural guidelines are illustrated with concrete examples and sample forms, and a reproducible instrument (the Eating Disorder Questionnaire) is included. The book concludes with an integrative discussion of how to use assessment results in evidence-based treatment planning.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge with respect to the evaluation of clients with disordered eating.
  • Identify the techniques used in the assessment of eating disorders.
  • Identify the advantages as well as limitations associated with different assessment techniques.
  • Identify the appropriate and inappropriate ways of collecting data from and planning treatment for clients with disordered eating.

Table of Contents

  • Diagnostic Issues, B. Timothy Walsh and Dana Satir
  • The Classification of Eating Disorders, Kathryn H. Gordon, Jill M. Denoma, and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.
  • Conducting the Diagnostic Interview, Carol B. Peterson
  • A Standardized Database, James E. Mitchell
  • Structured Instruments, Carlos M. Grilo
  • Self-Report Measures, Carol B. Peterson and James E. Mitchell
  • Medical Assessment, Scott Crow and Susan Swigart
  • Nutritional Assessment, Cheryl L. Rock
  • Family Assessment, Daniel le Grange
  • Assessment of Body Image Disturbance, J. Kevin Thompson, Megan Roehrig, Guy Cafri, and Leslie J. Heinberg
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment, Scott G. Engel, Steve A. Wonderlich, and Ross D. Crosby
  • Treatment Planning, James E. Mitchell

About the Authors

James E. Mitchell, M.D. is currently the NRI/Lee A. Christofferson MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and President and Scientific Director of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. Dr. Mitchell is on the editoral boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Review, and he has published more than 300 articles and book chapters, as well as nine books. He is currently funded by the National Institute of Health for his research on bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bariatric surgery, and genetic studies in individuals with eating disorders.

Carol B. Peterson, Ph.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a research associate in the Eating Disorders Research Program at the University of Minnesota, where her investigations have focused on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity. Dr. Peterson has authored more than 45 articles and book chapters and has served as an investigator on several federally funded research projects focusing on eating disorders. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and has a part-time private practice in which she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 March, 2007.
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