This innovative guide provides a new approach for efficient outpatient assessment, a comprehensive approach to effective physical monitoring, a new method of assessing muscle power (the SUSS test) and a full description of day hospital treatment for eating disorders. Individual, group and family therapy are described and useful case histories are used throughout. All aspects of setting up and running a service are covered, including:
- funding, management and ensuring safety
- training and supporting staff
- improving team morale
- establishing liaison and outreach
- using inpatient care and supporting patients in hospital
- engaging in training, teaching and research.
Flexible in its approach, Community Treatment of Eating Disorders enables professionals to replicate the methods in their own contexts. It is a vital tool for all health care professionals working with eating disorders, and for those involved in the funding, planning and implementation of services.
Chapter 1: Establishing a Home–oriented Service.
Chapter 2: Staff.
Chapter 3: Initial Outpatient Assessment.
Chapter 4: Physical Assessment and Monitoring.
Chapter 5: Psychological Interventions.
Chapter 6: Day Care.
Chapter 7: Liaison and Outreach.
Chapter 8: Inpatient Care.
Chapter 9: Rehabilitation: Dealing with SEED.
Chapter 10: Technical and Academic Aspects.