Hungers and Compulsions: The Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions

Editor : Jean Petrucelli, Editor : Catherine Stuart

Hungers and Compulsions: The Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Published : December 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 422
  • Category :
    Eating Disorders
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 33251
  • ISBN 13 : 9780765708847
  • ISBN 10 : 0765708841
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This book will help therapists understand and treat patients suffering from mild to dangerous forms of eating disorders, other compulsions and addictions, such as alcoholism, and even erotic attachments. The chapters help therapists think creatively about these types of patients who are coming to therapy more frequently than ever, and to see the effects of treatment. The problems that arise in therapy are explored in essays about dissociation, self-regulation, self-destructive behavior, enactment, and other clinical issues. The first half of the book addresses specific problems associated with patients who have eating disorders. The editors explore the patient's conflicts, affect regulation, transference, behavior, as well as the countertransference issues that inevitably arise in therapy. The second half broadens the scope and addresses a spectrum of addictions and associated issues such as creativity, sexuality and the transference.

About the Editor(s)

Jean Petrucelli, PhD, is Director and Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Service at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City, where she is also a member of the Teaching Faculty and Supervisor of Psychotherapy. Additionally, she is Co-Editor of Hungers and Compulsion: The Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions. Dr Petrucelli is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan and lectures on the themes of eating disorders and addiction.

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