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Eating Disorders: Anorexia - Techniques for Treating Teens Afraid to Eat
10 CEUs Eating Disorders Anorexia: Techniques for Treating Teens Afraid to eat

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1. What are components of narrative therapy as it relates to anorexia?
2. What are social implications related to anorexia nervosa?
3. What are the aspects of early development in clients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa?
4. What are the similarities between anorexic and phobic clients?
5. What are the stages of the progression of the disorder?
6. What are the concepts of obsession in anorexic clients?
7. What are the components of the anorexic member’s effect on the family dynamic?
8. What are the different exceptional situations with anorexic clients?
9. What are the concepts of dissociative behavior in an anorexic client?
10. What are the concepts related to anorexic clients who are survivors of incest?
11. What are the manifestations of anger in anorexic clients?
12. What are the difficulties in employing the family of an anorexic client for treatment?
13. What are the concepts related to redefining identity in anorexic clients?
14. What are the additional techniques that I have found useful in treating anorexic clients?

A.  Inability to dissociate; eating strategies; and allowing for client independence.
B. Inability to trust; skewed sexuality; and learned defenses.
C. The chronic adult client; stressors and enablers; and very young clients.
D. Achievement; security-compulsion; assertiveness; and pseudo-identity.
E. Mental distortions; stress; destructive emotions; and rituals.
F. Creating a story; opening the thought window; and anorexia as a con-man.
G. Exposing the false self; allowing the self; and self-neglect.
H. Repression; acting-out; and defense mechanism.
I. Bizarre behavior; trances; and manipulative strategies.
J. Negative familial reactions; polarization; and sibling rivalry.
K. Obsessional behaviors; abbreviations; and internal withdrawal.
L. Prematurely matured; identity development; and parental messages.
M. Economic demographics; the diet fad; and conflicting media images.
N. Mirror Mirror; Character Definition; and Restructuring Automatic Thoughts.

15. What are family factors that influence the development of Anorexia Nervosa?
16. Why may a woman with Anorexia Nervosa be more vulnerable to external media messages about beauty and successfulness?
17. According to Wechselblatt's study, what are personality characteristics related to Anorexia Nervosa?
18. According to Kaplan, what possibility must clinicians be willing to accept when treating chronically ill clients with Anorexia Nervosa?
19. According to Draper, what is centrally involved in respecting a client's autonomy?
20. Why does Abraham suggest incorporating a sensible exercise program into the refeeding and maintenance stages?
21. What are objectives in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa?
22. What percentage of clients with anorexia successfully recover?
23. What are methods for involving families in the treatment of a client with Anorexia Nervosa?
24. What are reasons why it is difficult to form a therapeutic alliance with an anorexic client?
25. According to Crosscope-Happel, what percentage of anorexia nervosa cases are men?
26. According to Ghizzani, why do many anorexic female clients show an aversion toward sex?

A.  Emotional role reversal, Triangulation, a sense of inconsistent specialness, and a belief that some emotions are dangerous.
B. correct views about food, refeeding, help the client gain confidence, establish normal eating behavior, and ceasing weight-losing behaviors.
C. concerned and displeased with their physical appearance, and such concern and displeasure is enough to generate anticipatory negative feelings, which in turn interfere with desire.
D. the client may not see the condition as an illness; the client may feel superior to the therapist; the client's preoccupation with the self may leave little room for a therapeutic alliance.
E. about accepting that it is the patient who is responsible for the consequences of her decisions, and not the person who records this refusal of consent in the patient's medical notes.
F. compliance and perfectionism.
G. Clinicians must be willing to accept the possibility that their most important function is to provide genuine human contact that focuses on quality of life and removes the sense of isolation and aloneness patients feel.
H. A sensible exercise program may prevent the client from replacing the eating disorder with an exercise disorder.
I. family therapy and family group psychoeducation.
J. 5-10% of reported cases of anorexia nervosa are men, although this may be underreported due to misdiagnosis.
K. 40–50 per cent of sufferers from anorexia nervosa will recover completely, and 30–40 per cent recover sufficiently to lead a normal life, although they may continue to have thoughts or behaviors that are associated with an eating disorder.
L. The long-term experiences of starvation involves the dieter in a system in which she becomes unable to read internal body signals such as hunger.  Because she is unable to assess her internal condition, she relies on external messages.

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