Body project: A Dissonance-based Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention, The (“Programs that Work Series”)

Title: Body project: A Dissonance-based Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention, The (“Programs that Work Series”)
Author: Stice, E., Rohde, P., & Shaw, H.
Year: 2013
Description: The Body Project: A Dissonance-based Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention is an empirically based eating disorder prevention program that offers young women an opportunity to critically consider the costs of pursuing the ultra-thin ideal promoted in the mass media, which improves body acceptance and reduces risk for developing eating disorders. Young women with elevated body dissatisfaction are recruited for group sessions in which they participate in a series of verbal, written, and behavioral exercises in which they consider the negative effects of pursuing the thin-ideal. Chapters provide information on the significance of body image and eating disorders, the intervention theory, the evidence base which supports the theory, recruitment and training procedures, solutions to common challenges, and a new program aimed at reducing obesity onset, as well as intervention scripts and participant handouts.

The Body Project is the only currently available eating disorder prevention program that has been shown to reduce risk for onset of eating disorders and received support in trials conducted by several independent research groups. The group sessions are brief and this guide provides all of the necessary information to walk clinicians, teachers, counselors, and volunteers through the program for vulnerable young women.

Readership: Clinicians, school counselors, nurses, and social workers at high schools and colleges, as well as pediatricians and organizations that strive to prevent eating disorders.

This is part of the “Programs that Work” series that contain manuals and workbooks with step-by-step, detailed procedures for assessing and treating specific problems and diagnoses

Age Range: Adults
Administration: Group
Inventory:
  • 1 Facilitator guide @ $70.00
Location:
Notes:
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Qualification Level: Level A or 3
Test Category: Personality
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