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Working with Eating Disorders

A Psychoanalytic Approach

  • Authors


  • Written in an intelligent, yet accessible style
    Includes a discussion of the cultural context of eating disorders
    Clinical examples throughout, underpinned by theoretical concepts

Part of the Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy book series (BTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Geraldine Shipton
    Pages 1-9
  3. Geraldine Shipton
    Pages 10-24
  4. Geraldine Shipton
    Pages 25-46
  5. Geraldine Shipton
    Pages 47-68
  6. Geraldine Shipton
    Pages 69-89
  7. Geraldine Shipton
    Pages 90-110
  8. Geraldine Shipton
    Pages 111-128
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-149

About this book


Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are increasingly prevalent in today's society and of great concern to a wide range of health-related professionals, including counsellors and psychotherapists. This important new text, written in an intelligent yet accessible style, provides an authoritative and practical introduction to therapeutic work with this large client group. Taking a psychodynamic approach, Working with Eating Disorders also embraces an appreciation of cultural influences and uniquely illustrates the context of eating disorders in today's society.


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About the authors

GERALDINE SHIPTON is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centred for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield. Her previous publications include Long-Term Counselling (1998, Sage) and Supervision of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (1997, Open University Press).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Working with Eating Disorders
  • Book Subtitle A Psychoanalytic Approach
  • Authors Geraldine Shipton
  • Series Title Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-99938-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-80272-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Psychotherapy and Counseling
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