Mindfulness and Eating Disorders across the Lifespan: Assessment and Intervention through the Emotion Regulation Paradigm

Editor : Gaia de Campora, Editor : Giulio Cesare Zavattini

Mindfulness and Eating Disorders across the Lifespan: Assessment and Intervention through the Emotion Regulation Paradigm

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : May 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Eating Disorders
  • Category 2 :
    Mindfulness
  • Catalogue No : 95594
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367722890
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367722
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This important and well researched volume examines the clinical phenomenon of eating disorders, exploring their longitudinal risk trajectory and introducing the Mindful Emotion Regulation - Approach (MER-A) as a starting point for intervention.

The book reviews various eating problems that can originate from the earliest perinatal phase to early adolescence, and through the MER-A framework focuses on how the principles of mindfulness and the related theoretical and clinical bases underlying the construct of emotional regulation can guide the clinician to a deeper understanding of a patient's disordered eating. Featuring reflections on clinical cases, it includes coverage of patients' difficulties in regulating emotions, their relationships with various eating behaviours and their associated interpersonal features.

Mindfulness and Eating Disorders across the Lifespan represents an attempt to provide a complete appreciation of this complex and multifaceted topic, making it of great importance to psychotherapists and related mental health professionals working with eating disorders.

About the Editor(s)

Gaia de Campora has worked in the field of perinatal and developmental psychology for the past fifteen years, dedicating her expertise to research and clinical work with individuals and families. She is currently enrolled as Adjunct Professor at the University of Turin, where her teaching activities are mainly focused on the recognition of risk factors and the psychodiagnoses of perinatal disorders.

Giulio Cesare Zavattini is Full Professor in couple assessment and clinical intervention; Lecturer in psychoanalytic psychotherapy; a member of the of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA); a Member of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC) and of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (IACFP). He is also a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, and the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. His work has largely focused on the integration of psychodynamic theoretical and clinical work with empirical research strategies primarily in the areas of object relationships and attachment.

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