Books on Professional Treatment

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Body Image Dissatisfaction : A Practitioner’s Guide to Using Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Values-Based Behavior Change Strategies (Professional)
by Adria Pearson, Michelle Heffner & Victoria Follette
A book by professionals, for professionals, using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), offering plans for professionals in helping people who are too focused on body image. The strategies outlined in this book are suitable for males and females, as well as a large age range.
202 pages, hardcover, 2010

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders : A Process Focused Guide to Treating Anorexia and Bulimia (Professional)

by Emily Sandoz, Kelly Wilson & Troy DuFrene
Designed specifically for therapists who work with patients battling an eating disorder. This text uses acceptance and commitment therapy as a guideline for treating someone with an eating disorder. Whether a professional has experience with ACT or not, this book is a must read.
256 pages, hardcover, 2011

ACT for Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide for Clinicians
By Rhonda A. Merwin, Nancy L. Zucker & Kelly G. Wilson
286 pages, hardcover/paper, 2019

Anorexia Nervosa – Focal Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 1st Edition
by Hans-Christoph Friederich, Beate Wild, Stephan Zipfel, Henning Schauenburg & Wolfgang Herzog
124 pages, paper, 2019

Beyond a Shadow of a Diet : The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Eating
by Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel
In the new edition of their bestseller, Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel reveal that food restrictions in the pursuit of weight loss actually trigger and sustain overeating. To eliminate the diet mentality, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet, 2nd Edition, provides a step-by-step guide to learning attuned eating and ending the cycle of dieting. With a focus on the “Heath at Every Size” paradigm, this is the most comprehensive book available for professionals working with clients who struggle with Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating or Emotional Overeating. This engaging new edition contains chapters filled with compelling case examples, visualizations and other exercises so that therapists can deepen their knowledge and skills as they help clients gain freedom from preoccupation with food and weight.
352 pages, paperback, 2014

Binge-Eating Disorder : Clinical Foundations and Treatment
by James E. Mitchell, Michael J. Devlin, Martina de Zwaan, Scott J. Crow & Carol B. Peterson
A two part text which reviews a wide-range of literature on binge-eating disorder and offers a treatment manual. Part one goes in depth on diagnoses, medical risks, data, and links to obesity amongst other things. The second part of the book is a treatment manual, giving step by step guidelines for clinicians, including printable “homework” for clients.
214 pages, paperback, 2008

Body Image, Eating, and Weight: A Guide to Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention
By Massimo Cuzzolaro & Secondo Fassino
439 pages, hardcover, 2018

The Body Project : Promoting Body Acceptance and Preventing Eating Disorders Facilitator Guide (Programs That Work) 
by Eric Stice & Katherine Presnell
This book is written specifically for people treating adolescent and college aged females who are considered to be at risk to have an eating disorder. Based on a two part intervention plan, The Body Project goes in depth on how to teach these individuals how to live healthy lives. Therapists can use this text as a guideline for their sessions.
140 pages, paperback, 2007

The Body Project : Workbook (Treatments That Work)
by Eric Stice & Katherine Presnell
This workbook should be used in conjunction with the text above, aiding therapists in their work to help women suffering or at risk of suffering from an eating disorder.

Body States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders
By Jean Petrucelli
Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders–Edited by Jean Petrucelli brings together experts in eating disorders to illuminate how interpersonal and relational theorizing enriches and deepens their work with their patients. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, symptom and recovery, these selected papers illustrate how an embodied experience must be a felt experience. While this collection is made up of  a diverse group of thinkers and clinicians, they have in common the aim of enabling clients to inhabit their bodies as their own, rather than alien entities. In this collection, Petrucelli convincingly demonstrates how interpersonal and relational treatment addresses eating problems, body image problems, and “problems in living.”
354 pages, paperback, 2014

A Clinician’s Guide to Binge Eating Disorder
Edited by June Alexander, Andrea B. Goldschmidt and Daniel Le Grange
This comprehensive guide to state-of-the-science on binge eating disorder (BED), has been published to coincide with BED’s official inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders. This volume contains the latest research on the diagnosis, development, and treatment of the disorder, written by the world’s leading experts on eating disorders and obesity. Chapters include clinical descriptions from the patient’s perspective, making the volume easily accessible to sufferers as well as professionals.
304 pages, paperback, 2013

The Clinical Guide to Fertility, Motherhood, and Eating Disorders: From Shame to Self-Acceptance
By Kate B. Daigle
164 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2019


Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders
By Christopher G. Fairburn
324 pages, hardcover, 2012

Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for Eating and Weight Disorders
By Kate Tchanturia
The effective treatment of anorexia nervosa remains a significant challenge. This has prompted new research into ways of engaging and keeping patients in treatment and ultimately achieving better outcomes, not only on a symptomatic level but also in broader aspects of life. In this book Kate Tchanturia brings together international experts from the field of eating disorders to discuss the effectiveness of cognitive remediation therapy for treating anorexia nervosa, and keeping patients in therapy. Illustrated throughout with case studies, and integrating neuropsychological testing and brain imaging this book discusses the latest research on this novel treatment approach.
254 pages, hardcover, 2014

A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders
Edited by June Alexander, Janet Treasure
While many aspects of eating disorders remain a mystery, there is growing evidence that collaboration is an essential element for treatment success. This book emphasizes and explains the importance of family involvement as part of a unified team approach towards treatment and recovery. A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders draws on up-to-date evidence based research as well as case studies and clinical vignettes to illustrate the seriousness of eating disorders and the impact on both the sufferer and their loved ones. With contributions from key international figures in the field, this book will be a valuable resource for students and mental health professionals including family doctors, clinicians, nurses, family therapists, dieticians and social workers.
344 pages, paperback, 2011

Compulsive Eating Behavior and Food Addiction: Emerging Pathological Constructs
By Pietro Cottone, Catherine F. Moore, Valentina Sabino & George F. Koob
496 pages, hardcover, 2019

Current Findings on Males with Eating Disorders
By Leigh Cohn & Raymond Lemberg
232 pages, hardcover, 2013

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating and Bulimia
By Debra L. Safer, Christy F. Telch & Eunice Y. Chen
244 pages, hardcover, 2009

Doing What Works: An Integrative System for Treating Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery
By Abigail Horvitz Natenshon
This reader-friendly guide for eating disorder clinicians offers practicable clinical treatment strategies that go beyond mainstream practice in treating these disorders of the brain.  On the cutting edge of research in brain plasticity, such strategies include movement therapies, cognitive restructuring, and the psychotherapeutic use of the therapist’s self to enhance the process of learning and healing. This forward thinking book becomes increasingly relevant in addressing the most current practice trends and bridging the gap between research and clinical practice.
380 pages, paperback, 2009

Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives
By Timothy Brewerton and Amy Baker Dennis
This is the first comprehensive textbook on the frequently overlapping fields of eating disorders and substance-related disorders/addictions. Thirty in-depth but very readable chapters span a wealth of recent research, clinical and treatment perspectives on this challenging borderland area. This far-reaching volume will assist clinicians and researchers at all levels of training and expertise to expand their scope across these often separate domains in order to deliver more effective, compassionate and integrated assessment and treatment of such comorbid individuals.
681 pages, hardcover, 2014

Eating Disorders: A Treatment Workbook for Outpatients and Therapists
By Lenore McKnight
171 pages, paper, 2019

Eating Disorders and Mindfulness: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Treatment
By Leah M. DeSole, Editor
176 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2014

Eating Disorders and the Brain
By Bryan Lask & Ian Frampton
Recent advances in neuroscience have revolutionized our understanding of brain function in eating disorders. This book, with its easy to understand style, provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of the relationship between eating disorders and the brain. It includes a general overview of eating disorders, followed by a detailed but clear description of what we know from neuroimaging about brain structure, function and chemistry, and what we have learned from neuropsychology about the cognitive functioning of those with eating disorders. Subsequent chapters discuss the clinical implications and applications and look to the future. Anyone who works with eating disorders will benefit from reading this book and many will have their interest in neuroscience stimulated.
238 pages, hardcover, 2011

The Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide, Second Edition
By Jessica Setnick
The original Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide was a runaway best seller that filled our desperate need for easily accessible information. The Second Edition is just as packed with the next generation of information you want at your fingertips… DSM-5 and ICD-10 criteria and codes; proposed criteria for orthorexia and pathological exercise; guidelines for eating disorders plus diabetes, gluten-intolerance, bariatric surgery, and pregnancy; and the first complete listing of all therapeutic models associated with eating disorders. Packed with as much information as a shelf of books… and a lot easier to carry!
139 pages, spiral-bound, 2013

Eating Disorders : A Guide to Medical Care and Complications, Third Edition
By Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen
In this new edition of their best-selling work, Drs. Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen provide a user-friendly and comprehensive guide to treating and managing eating disorders for primary care physicians, mental health professionals, worried family members and friends, and nonmedical professionals (such as teachers and coaches).
400 pages, paperback, 2017

Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
By Daniel Le Grange and James Lock
This book is one of very few books that deals exclusively with eating disorders among adolescents across the eating disorder spectrum. It is an edited volume and serves as a reference handbook for both clinicians as well as researchers and combines the expertise of the leading experts in the field of pediatric and adolescent eating disorders. This book starts out with a focus on the etiology and neurobiology of eating disorders, before reviewing the epidemiology and course of these disorders in children and adolescents. The diagnostic issues as well as the medical issues unique to this patient population are addressed, before turning to a broad range of chapters that deal with treatment strategies across the diagnostic spectrum. This book reminds us in a final few chapters of the need for innovative approaches to prevention and intervention before concluding with the unique perspective brought by the parents of the sufferer. A perfect reference handbook!
512 pages, hardcover, 2011

Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders : The Heart of the Matter
By Margo Maine, William N. Davis & Jane Shure
Rarely does a book describe what really happens in offices and treatment centers when clinicians and clients join forces to challenge eating disorders. Informed by a feminist perspective, Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders emphasizes the importance of the collaboration and connection necessary to enable the lasting changes that empower women to reclaim their lives. Exposing the limitations of the medical model and exploring the value of a feminist and relational framework, this book examines theoretical approaches, clinical methods, and special issues such as the unique countertransference issues associated with eating disorders, diversity, shame, and the clinician’s own experiences of embodiment. Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders is a critical resource for clinicians, from the novice to those with years of experience.
262 pages, hardcover, 2009

Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention, and Treatment
By Hillary L. McBride & Janelle L. Kwee
392 pages, hardcover, 2018

Enduring Change in Eating Disorders:  Interventions with Long-Term Results
By H. Charles Fishman
320 pages, paperback, 2016

Family Based Treatment for Restrictive Eating Disorders: A Guide for Supervision and Advanced Clinical Practice
By Sarah Forsberg, James Lock & Daniel Le Grange
194 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2018

Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods : Beyond the Silence and the Fury
By Karen Carnabucci & Linda Ciotola
272 pages, paperback, 2013

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food: A Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals
By Jo Cormack
208 pages, paperback, 2018

Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders:  Novel Treatment Developments, Patient Insights, and the Role of Carers
By Stuart Murray, Leslie Anderson, Leigh Cohn, editors
334 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2016

Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders : Beyond the Body Betrayed
By Kathryn J. Zerbe

Combining decades of clinical experience, teaching, and scholarly writing, Dr. Zerbe offers a comprehensive text that systematically covers all aspects of treatment for eating disorders.  Practical tools are suggested to help the client toward recovery that involves more than facing down the symptoms of the eating disorder and co-morbid problems that often accompany it.  Considered a masterly review of a huge knowledge base to guide treatment planning, this book has been adopted  for graduate and post graduate courses.  It includes discussion of the phases of treatment from initial consultation to termination, assessment of recovery, and adapting treatment to specific phases of the life cycle (adolescence, adulthood, middle and later life).  Its crystal clear style and integration of key ideas concerning  the cultural, neurobiological, pharmacological, evolutionary, developmental, and psychological roots of eating problems appeals to the intelligent lay reader to student clinicians to the more sophisticated practitioner.  In 2011, Dr. Zerbe won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Eating Disorders Association for her scholarly, teaching, and clinical contributions to the field.
280 pages, hardcover, 2008

Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa: A Treatment Manual
By Stephen A. Wonderlich, Carol B. Peterson & Tracey Leone Smith, with Marjorie H. Klein, James E. Mitchell & Scott J. Crow
242 pages, paperback, 2015

Managing Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa:  A Clinician’s Guide
By Stephen Touyz, Daniel Le Grange, J. Hubert Lacey, Phillipa Hay, Editors
320 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2016

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Treating Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns:  Evidence-Based Interventions
By  Ann F. Haynos, Evan M. Forman, Meghan L. Butryn, Jason Lillis, editors
256 pages, paperback, 2016

Night Eating Syndrome : Research, Assessment, and Treatment
By Jennifer D. Lundgren, Kelly C. Allison & Albert J. Stunkard
299 pages, hardcover, 2012

Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Second Edition
By Marcia Herrin, & Maria Larkin
347 pages, paperback, 2013

Psychological and Neurobiological Aspects of Eating disorders: A Taste-fMRI Study in Patients Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa
By Nathalie Tatjana Burkert
149 pages, paperback, 2016

Overcoming Eating Disorders, Second Edition, Therapist Guide
By W. Stewart Agras and Robin F. Apple
As a therapist, it can be freeing and reassuring to know that an empirically supported, state-of-the-art treatment exists that can allow you to be maximally effective with clients who are motivated to address an issue like binge eating or bulimia nervosa. The Overcoming Your Eating Disorder, Second Edition, Therapist Guide is just this type of program; it allows therapists with some eating disorder treatment experience to walk step-by-step with a client on the journey to recover from an eating disorder- from formulation to maintenance plan. The Therapist Guide not only offers a clear and concise cognitive-behavioral treatment program, but it also offers thoughtful perspectives about challenges and choice-points faced by any therapist committed to working with eating disordered patients.
144 pages, paperback, 2007

Recovery from Eating Disorders: A Guide for Clinicians and Their Clients
By Greta Noordenbos
176 pages, paperback, 2013

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy : Exploring Self Through Metaphor and Multi-media
By Margaret R. Hunter
205 pages, paperback, 2012

Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders: Theory, Practice and Group-treatment Manual
By Susan Simpson & Evelyn Smith
308 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2019

The Skills Training Manual for Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide for Treating Disorders of Overcontrol
By Thomas R. Lynch
584 pages, paperback, 2018

Taking a Detailed Eating Disorder History: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians
By James R. Kirkpatrick
302 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2018

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders
By Andrew Seubert & Pam Virdi
96 pages, paperback, 2013

Treating Bulimia in Adolescents : A Family-Based Approach
By Daniel Le Grange & James Lock
This is a clinician’s handbook that draws very much on the authors’ earlier work in terms of family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. The purpose of this manual is to serve as a step-by-step guide for the seasoned eating disorder clinician as they embark on engaging parents in support of their adolescent with bulimia nervosa. It starts out with a description of bulimia nervosa in adolescents and the extent to which this disorder both differs and overlaps with anorexia nervosa in this same age group. It carefully describes how this approach for bulimia nervosa is different from the same approach for anorexia nervosa, and then carefully walks the clinician through the more staged early treatment sessions, as well as the subsequent somewhat less circumscribed treatment guidelines. This is a practical book and should serve as a helpful therapist guide in working with teens and their families.
260 pages, paper, 2007

Treating Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Evidence-Based Interventions for Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating
By Tara Deliberto & Dina Hirsch
328 pages, paper, 2019

Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, Second Edition : A Family Based Approach
By James Lock and Daniel Le Grange
This book updates the first treatment manual published for therapists to use for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. The book begins by describing the scientific rationale behind family based treatment and the increasing body of evidence supporting its usefulness in combating anorexia nervosa in the adolescent age group. Next, the book illustrates the main interventions utilized in family based treatment in the context of case vignettes and verbatim illustrations from sessions. The result is a lively, engaging, and practical book that therapists can reliably use to learn about family based treatment for anorexia nervosa.
271 pages, hardcover, 2012

The Treatment of Eating Disorders : A Clinical Handbook
By Carlos M. Grilo & James E. Mitchell
606 pages, hardcover, 2009

The Treatment of Eating Disorders : Bridging the Research-Practice Gap
By Margo Maine, Beth Hartman McGilley & Douglas W. Bunnell
Eating disorders affect at least 30 million people in the United States each year, spreading across age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, and the globe. While the professional literature on the subject has grown considerably, a significant gap remains between research paradigms and the clinical realities confronting practitioners. This volume bridges such gaps, assuring that research better informs clinical work, and clinical work better informs the research agenda and process. Content areas include:  the biopsychosocial nature of eating disorders; diagnosis and treatment; special populations; family issues; clinical interventions to address mind, body, and spirit; and future directions. This unique integration of theoretical findings and actual practice borrows a bench-to-bedside approach from medical research, enhancing both domains.
526 pages, hardcover, 2010

Treatment Plans and Interventions for Bulimia and Binge-Eating Disorder
By Rene D. Zweig & Robert L. Leahy
180 pages, paperback, 2012

Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males: An Integrative Approach
By Tom Wooldridge
To read our exclusive interview with Tom, please click here
146 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2016

Wellness, Not Weight : Health at Every Size and Motivational Interviewing
By Ellen Glovsky
288 pages, paperback, 2013

Wiley Handbook of Eating Disorders
By Linda Smolak & Michael P. Levine
1016 pages, hardcover, 2015

Winning the War Within, Second Edition : Nutrition Therapy for Clients with Eating Disorders
By Eileen Stellefson Myers
188 pages, three-ring binder, 2006

Working with Groups to Explore Food & Body Connections
By Sandy Stewart Christian
Designed for professionals working in a group environment, Working with Groups to Explore Food & Body Connections provides professionals with a framework to use with their clients. The format is structured so you can be a group leader, present at a conference, or start a program of your own.
185 pages, paperback, 1996