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Description - In and Out of Anorexia by Ayelet Polster

Ayelet spent six years of her adolescence in and out of hospital, having been diagnosed as suffering from a severe anorexia disorder. She is now a special-needs teacher. In the first part of this book, Ayelet describes her personal experiences of having anorexia, including the repeated hospitalizations and her ultimate recovery, illustrated with examples of her drawing and writing from when she was ill. Tammie Ronen, her therapist, then outlines the step-by-step progress of the therapy from the professional angle, describing in detail the decision-making and treatment considerations specific to Ayelet's life and context. She also includes overviews of contemporary research into anorexia and of cognitive constructivist methods. This interweaving of theory, practice and personal experience aims to offer the reader an insight into the reality of the illness and demonstrates the effectivenss of integrative and creative methods, and the central importance of a good relationship between the client and the therapist. The book aims to be a source of inspiration and guidance for therapists and other professionals, as well as for people with eating disorders and their families.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853029905
ISBN-10: 1853029904
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ayelet Polster

Tammie Ronen is a senior lecturer and head of the counselling programme in child clinical studies at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University: she also heads the university research centre for child treatment and empowerment. She is president of the Israeli Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy. She is an experienced supervisor and therapist. She has published and lectured widely around the world and is the author of Cognitive Developmental Therapy with Children. Ayelet is a special education teacher.