Evidence shows that people with anorexia nervosa have rigid, detailed and focused thinking styles. This way of thinking manifests itself in the way they approach everyday tasks and, most importantly, in their eating behaviour. Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa encourages flexible and bigger-picture approaches to thinking. Using exercises, reflection and behavioural tasks, it provides a framework for practitioners and patients, enabling them to work together to modify these thinking styles. Practical and easy to use, the manual describes case examples and includes numerous exercises for use in therapy. An essential guide for anyone treating eating disorders, it is ideal as a pre-treatment programme for inpatients, as additional treatment for outpatients or in support of longer-term care in the home.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Description of the module; 3. Exercises; 4. Case reports; 5. What we have learned from patients about cognitive remediation therapy; 6. Frequently asked questions; Appendices; Recommended reading for patients; References.
Kate Tchanturia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London, UK. Helen Davies is a Researcher at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London, UK.