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Weight, Diet and Body Image: What Every Therapist Needs to Know

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Edward Abramson, Ph.D.
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Oct 14, 2016
PESI Publishing
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Regardless of your client's diagnosis or presenting problems, they're likely to be concerned about their weight. And that impacts treatment.

Noted expert on eating and weight disorders, Edward Abramson, PhD, has created the definitive guide to help you approach weight issues and questions clients will have. Easy to read and highly practical, you'll be able to give your clients sound advice and develop realistic plans to manage their weight and feel good about their bodies.

  • How to turn the whys of eating into treatment strategies
  • Diets, drugs and surgeries -- what you must know
  • Simple environmental changes that decrease eating
  • Tools to assess and improve body image
  • Tips to make exercise easier (and enjoyable!)



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Edward Abramson, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Professor of Emeritus at California State University, and former Director of the Eating Disorders Center at Chico Community Hospital. He is the author of numerous books including Weight, Diet and Body Image: What Every Therapist Needs to Know (PESI, 2016), Emotional Eating: What You Need to Know Before Starting Another Diet (Jossey-Bass, 1998), Body Intelligence (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and It's NOT Just Baby Fat! (Bodega Books, 2011). Dr. Abramson has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs including 20/20, Hard Copy, and Joan Rivers. He is routinely quoted in publications including New York Times, Good Housekeeping, O, The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, and US Weekly. Ed is a Fellow of the Obesity Society and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association. 


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