Eating Disorders and Obesity

A Counselor's Guide to Prevention and Treatment

Author: Laura H. Choate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119026652

Category: Psychology

Page: 459

View: 8235

Both practical and comprehensive, this book provides a clear framework for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders and obesity. Focusing on best practices and offering a range of current techniques, leaders in the field examine these life-threatening disorders and propose treatment options for clients of all ages. This text, written specifically for counselors, benefits from the authors’ collective expertise and emphasizes practitioner-friendly, wellness-based approaches that counselors can use in their daily practice. Parts I and II of the text address risk factors in and sociocultural influences on the development of eating disorders, gender differences, the unique concerns of clients of color, ethical and legal issues, and assessment and diagnosis. Part III explores prevention and early intervention with high-risk groups in school, university, and community settings. The final section presents a variety of treatment interventions, such as cognitive–behavioral, interpersonal, dialectical behavior, and family-based therapy. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Handbook of Race-Ethnicity and Gender in Psychology

Author: Marie L. Miville,Angela D. Ferguson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461488605

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 811

Multicultural aspects of psychology have received some attention in the literature in the last decade. A number of texts currently address these significant concerns, for example, Counseling the Culturally Different (Sue & Sue, 2008); Handbook of Multicultural Counseling ( Poterotto et l., 2009); and Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies (Pope-Davis & Coleman, 2005). In their most recent editions, several of these books address more nuanced complexities of diversity, for example, the intersections of gender or social class with race-ethnicity. Meanwhile, other texts have addressed gender issues in psychology (Handbook of Counseling Women, Counseling Men), with some attention paid to racial-ethnic and other diversity concerns. Clearly the progression of scholarship in this field reflects the importance of incorporating multiple aspects of diversity within psychology. However, no book currently exists that fully addresses the complexities of race-ethnicity and gender together. Better understanding of the dual impact of race-ethnicity and gender on psychological functioning may lead to more effective conceptualizations of a number of mental health issues, such as domestic violence, addictions, health-related behaviors and achievement. Exploring the impact of race-ethnicity and gender also may provide a broader understanding of self-in-community, as this affects individuals, families and other social groups and work and career development. Topics of interest may include identity development, worldviews and belief systems, parenting styles, interventions for promoting resilience and persistence and strategies for enhancing more accurate diagnostic and treatment modalities. Today’s world is comprised of multiple and intersecting communities that remain in need of psychological models and interventions that support and promote both individual and collective mental health. We believe that utilizing unidimensional conceptual models (e.g. focusing solely on race-ethnicity or gender) no longer adequately addresses psychological concerns that are dynamic, complex and multi-faceted. The proposed Handbook will focus on timely topics which historically have been under-addressed for a number of diverse populations.

Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Author: Ken Albala,Trudy Eden

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520794

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 7726

Without a uniform dietary code, Christians around the world used food in strikingly different ways, developing widely divergent practices that spread, nurtured, and strengthened their religious beliefs and communities. Featuring never-before published essays, this anthology follows the intersection of food and faith from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, charting the complex relationship among religious eating habits and politics, culture, and social structure. Theoretically rich and full of engaging portraits, essays consider the rise of food buying and consumerism in the fourteenth century, the Reformation ideology of fasting and its resulting sanctions against sumptuous eating, the gender and racial politics of sacramental food production in colonial America, and the struggle to define "enlightened" Lenten dietary restrictions in early modern France. Essays on the nineteenth century explore the religious implications of wheat growing and breadmaking among New Zealand's Maori population and the revival of the Agape meal, or love feast, among American brethren in Christ Church. Twentieth-century topics include the metaphysical significance of vegetarianism, the function of diet in Greek Orthodoxy, American Christian weight loss programs, and the practice of silent eating rituals among English Benedictine monks. Two introductory essays detail the key themes tying these essays together and survey food's role in developing and disseminating the teachings of Christianity, not to mention providing a tangible experience of faith.

Boundaries of Touch

Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy

Author: Jean Halley

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252091450

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 7680

Discussing issues of parent-child contact ranging from breastfeeding and sleeping arrangements to sexual abuse, Jean O'Malley Halley traces the evolution of mainstream ideas about touching between adults and children over the course of the twentieth century in the United States. Boundaries of Touch shows how arguments about adult-child touch have been politicized, simplified, and bifurcated into "naturalist" and "behaviorist" viewpoints, thereby sharpening certain binary constructions such as mind/body and male/female. In addition to contemporary periodicals and self-help books on child rearing, Halley uses information gathered from interviews she conducted with mothers ranging in age from twenty-eight to seventy-three. Throughout, she reveals how the parent-child relationship, far from being a private or benign subject, continues as a highly contested, politicized affair of keen public interest.

Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography

Author: Sarah Brophy,Janice Hladki

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666153

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 4886

From reality television to film, performance, and video art, autobiography is everywhere in today’s image-obsessed age. With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body. This provocative collection looks at images of selfhood and embodiment in a variety of media and with a particular focus on bodily identities and practices that challenge the norm: a pregnant man in cyberspace, a fat activist performance troupe, indigenous artists intervening in museums, transnational selves who connect disability to war, and many more. The chapters in Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography reflect several different theoretical approaches but share a common concern with the ways in which visual culture can generate resistance, critique, and creative interventions. With contributions that investigate digital media, installation art, graphic memoir, performance, film, reality television, photography, and video art, the collection offers a wide-ranging critical account of what is clearly becoming one of the most important issues in contemporary culture.

What's Wrong with Fat?

Author: Abigail Saguy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199857083

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 259

View: 9522

The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic, a "battle of the bulge" that requires drastic and immediate action. Some have predicted that, due to increasing rates of overweight and obesity, this generation will be the first to die at a younger age than their parents. Obesityhas been blamed for increasing healthcare expenditure, rising costs of airplane travel, and even global warming. How and why has obesity exploded onto the public health agenda? How does this perspective of obesity as a crisis - as well as how we assign blame and responsibility for obesity - affecthow we feel about our bodies? And how does it inform how medical professionals and the general public treat visibly fat people? Drawing on interviews, statistical analyses, and experimental studies, Abigail Saguy examines the implications of understanding fatness as a medical health risk, disease, and epidemic, and how we've come to understand the issue in these terms. Saguy argues that our current fears build upon acentury-old distaste for fat as a marker of moral failing and low social status. Economic, professional, and political incentives, she demonstrates, have also contributed to the social construction of obesity as a medical problem and as a public health crisis. She also shows how scientific debatesover the relationship between body size and health risk take place within a larger, though often invisible, debate over whether we should understand - or frame - fatness as obesity at all.From obesity to fat acceptance, Saguy examines the various frames in which the idea of fat is viewed - and most importantly acted upon - today. Controversially, she argues that public discussions of the obesity crisis are actually creating the phenomenon that they claim to be dispassionatelyexploring. From the categories we use to discuss overweight and obesity, to the way we frame the crisis, we are literally making ourselves fat. Finally, What's Wrong with Fat? reveals the collateral damage - including the intensification of negative body image and justification of weight-baseddiscrimination - of the war on fat.

Reconstructing Gender

A Multicultural Anthology

Author: Estelle Disch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072997422

Category: Social Science

Page: 670

View: 437

This United States-focused anthology on gender focuses on women and men and the multiple identities that comprise the lives of individuals across gender. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent a plurality of perspectives and experiences. Eleven part introductions briefly identify important issues in the general ¿eld of study, describe the readings, identify the central themes emerging throughout the book, and raise questions for students to consider.

Eating Disorders Sourcebook

Basic Consumer Health Information about Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Compulsive Exercise, Female Athlete Triad, and Other Eating Disorders ...

Author: Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 585

View: 8297

"Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, recovery from, and prevention and treatment of various eating disorders. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

Reading Between the Lines

Toward an Understanding of Current Social Problems

Author: Amanda Konradi,Martha Schmidt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9781559349123

Category: Social Science

Page: 574

View: 3981

An anthology of 49 sociological writings from the perspectives of five major theoretical approaches to social problems: conflict theory, functionalism, symbolic interactionism, feminist theory, and social constructionism. Eleven sections (including an introductory section) treat issues in the realms

Encyclopedia of Social Problems

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Reference

Page: 1208

View: 4549

From terrorism to social inequality and from health care to environmental issues, social problems affect us all. The Encyclopedia will offer an interdisciplinary perspective into these and many other social problems that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level.

African American Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: African American arts

Page: N.A

View: 2377

Gender Basics

Feminist Perspectives on Women and Men

Author: Anne Minas

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 557

View: 2282

This highly accessible combination of articles with readable and teachable supporting introductions and text enables students to understand assigned readings well enough to be able to come to class ready to ask intelligent questions and engage in critical discussion.

Line Drawings

Defining Women Through Feminist Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 223

View: 3066

At the heart of feminist theory lies the seemingly intractable issue of essentialism. Feminism has thus far failed to transcend critiques of essentialism, and currently offers only two inadequate positions against it. One response reifies the category "women", representing the experience of oppression of privileged women as archetypal for feminism, and the other denies the category because it unjustly overgeneralizes, thus undercutting the possibility of a robust theory of gender oppression. To spur anti-essentialist methods and practice around such issues as sexual violence, feminist theory crucially needs a constructive and politically powerful strategy for defining women. Cressida J. Heyes deftly elucidates and then travels beyond the essentialism debates to rescue the efficacy of feminist theory for activism and research. She offers a genealogy of essentialism, specifically as it applies to the work of Carol Gilligan and Catharine MacKinnon, and employs a Wittgensteinian approach to feminism that understands similarities between women as family resemblances and political decisions about inclusion and exclusion as contextual and purposive. Line Drawings argues for an anti-essentialist method that enables generalizing feminist discourse but insists on paying close attention to the operations of power in constructing claims about women. This is a fresh and vitally important step past stymied debate on what is arguably the most pressing issue in cross-disciplinary feminist theory.

Bodies in a Broken World

Women Novelists of Color and the Politics of Medicine

Author: Ann Folwell Stanford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 1680

Bodies in a Broken World: Women Novelists of Color and the Politics of Medicine

Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray!

Feminist Visions for a Just World

Author: M. Jacqui Alexander

Publisher: Edgework Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 737

View: 1537

Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! is an indispensable guide to the progressive politics of race, class, and gender in the new millennium from leading feminist writers of our time. Collecting essential writings of the last two decades right through the events of September 2001, the anthology provides a definitive reference work for academics and activists committed to deep and unflinching inquiry into the mechanisms of global justice in the post-Cold War world. This timely volume offers uncompromising examinations of the exploitation of Third World women under NAFTA; the real costs of the Colombian drug war; the inner dynamics of white supremacy; Zionism and anti-Semitism; ecological racism; indigenous sovereignty struggles in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico; and much more. Contributors include Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Cherrie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldua, Angela Y. Davis, Winona LaDuke, and vital, new voices from an emerging activist culture. Book jacket.

The Female Body in America

Oppressive Embodiments, Options for Resistance

Author: Emily Caroline Martin-Hondros

Publisher: N.A


Category: Eating disorders

Page: 564

View: 642

Becoming and Unbecoming White

Owning and Disowning a Racial Identity

Author: Christine Clark,James O'Donnell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780897896207

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 6841

White multicultural educators and activists have undergone a process of transformation as they move from a racist to an anti-racist consciousness. Through detailing their life experiences and significant "racial experiences," the authors identify and discuss the constitutive events that have affected their racial consciousness. In addition to the description of these "racial experiences," the authors discuss the impact that these experiences have on their pedagogy of multicultural education.

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the dynamics of female fat in contemporary performance art

Author: Melissa C. Thompson

Publisher: N.A



Page: 199

View: 9678

Disrupting White Supremacy from Within

White People on what We Need to Do

Author: Jennifer Harvey,Karin A. Case,Robin Hawley Gorsline

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 5851

The contributors to Disrupting White Supremacy from Within, an all-white group of theologians, ethicists, teachers, ministers, and activists, propose that a fundamental part of the answer to these two questions lies in white peoples' unwillingness to admit, understand, and confront the power of white supremacy in their own lives. Through careful, thoughtful examination of the nature and workings of race, racism, and white supremacy, the contributors have provided a resource that will help white people do their own work of confronting and understanding the impact of white supremacy in the malformation of their own souls, acknowledging its devastating effects on people of color, and taking their own steps toward its abolishment.