DescriptionBased on a five-year research project, Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women introduces an innovative approach to overcoming the growing socio-economic burden of morbidity and mortality resulting from emotionally-driven female obesity. Julia Buckroyd and Sharon Rother (both of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire), offer a complete 36-week programme based on emotional intelligence and the removal of barriers to improvement, along with learning tools for clinicians to use with participants. Worksheets and a range of other tools are provided as appendices.
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.