Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women contains a 36–week programme and learning tools for clinicians to use with their participants. The treatment model separates the course into three twelve–week modules:
- Module One focuses on the key areas of emotional intelligence, ability to self–nurture and relationships.
- Module Two builds on participants’ understanding, addresses emotional and practical barriers to improved eating behaviour and deals with body image concerns.
- Module Three addresses emotional and practical barriers to increasing activity levels and revisits earlier themes in the programme.
In addition an integral set of worksheets and psychological tools are provided as appendices.
This workbook is an invaluable resource for clinicians and healthcare professionals who wish to run treatment groups for obese women with emotionally driven eating behaviour. It will also be of interest to family therapists, teachers and youth and community workers.
The workbook appendices included in this book are available online free to purchasers of the print version.Visit the website[external URL] to find out how to access and download this material.
PART I: BACKGROUND.
Chapter 1 Guiding Principles.
Chapter 2 Transtheoretical Elements of the Treatment.
Chapter 3 Constituent Parts of the Treatment.
Chapter 4 Description of the Research Programme.
Chapter 5 Experience of Running the Treatment Groups.
Chapter 6 Training for Leading a Treatment Group.
PART II: THE PROGRAMME.
Introduction to the Programme.
PART III: APPENDICES.
Appendix 1 Group Confidentiality Statement.
Appendix 2 Outline of the programme.
Appendix 3 Process of change.
Appendix 4 Food and mood sheet.
Appendix 5 How a child learns to manage feelings.
Appendix 6 Meal Planner.
Appendix 7 Questions for ′Food in the Family′ Exercise.
Appendix 8 Overview of first 12 weeks.
Appendix 9 Guided fantasy.
Appendix 10 Overview of first 24 weeks.
Appendix 11 Overview of entire 36 weeks.
Sharon Rother seek to understand the psychological meaning of eating behaviour, a focus that conventional obesity treatments tend to neglect. Based on substantial research, this volume presents a programme that will aid clinicians in using a psychologically–informed group treatment for those individuals whose eating is largely emotionally driven.