Title: Guidelines for the family therapeutic approach to eating disorders
Authors: Vanderlinden, Johan ×
Vandereycken, Walter #
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Karger
Series Title: Psychotherapy and psychosomatics vol:56 issue:1-2 pages:36-42
Abstract: After a brief historical overview of the literature on family therapy in eating disorders, the authors' own clinical experience is summarized in some practical guidelines: give the family therapist a central position within the team, engage the family and/or spouse as co-therapist, explore the message of the eating disorder on different levels, neutralize the symptoms outside of the family interaction, promote direct communication, facilitate the separation-individuation process, and be available for a long time. Finally some special issues are discussed: sexual and/or physical abuse in the family, broken-home situations and single-parent families, married and chronic patients.
ISSN: 0033-3190
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Onderzoeksgroep psychodiagnostiek en psychopathologie (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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