The Journey to Recovery for Adolescents in Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa
“Unpack Your Eating Disorder is a brilliant resource for parents, caregivers, clinicians, and most importantly, the adolescents themselves who are experiencing the anorexia. It is the missing link in anorexia treatment today. It gives the adolescent a voice, understanding, and validation while providing critical and practical information about what is going on in the brain and why reactions and perceptions are not always as they seem. Reading this book in conjunction with the journal will no doubt help guide many struggling teenagers to have a better understanding of what is going on and help teach them to develop a healthier view of self as they work toward their recovery—Highly recommended.” Christine Naismith, Parent, Eating Disorders Families Australia, EDFA (edfa.org.au)
“Unpack Your Eating Disorder has given me a thorough understanding of how anorexia operates. Every aspect of the book has validated my feelings and not belittled them. It is through such ownership of my true self that I have been empowered to recover and develop the skills I need on my recovery journey.” Adolescent in recovery
“this book provides a long-awaited new direction in the treatment of adolescent eating disorders by utilizing the strengths of both the adolescent and their caregivers. this essential resource has been distilled from the many years of extraordinary dedication and commitment shown by both linsey and maria toward their patients. this handbook will become an invaluable tool for all working in the challenging field of eating disorders.” Dr. Jacinta Coleman, Head of Adolescent Medicine, Monash Children’s Hospital
Maria Ganci is a Registered Clinical Mental Health Social Worker and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. Maria has over thirty years' experience working with families, children, and adolescents in Mental Health Services. She has devoted the past fifteen years solely to treating children and adolescents with Eating Disorders. Maria is the Co-Director of APT Therapeutic Solutions Pty. Ltd. and runs a successful private practice providing training, supervision, and consultation both nationally and internationally in the treatment of eating disorders. Maria has worked under the auspices of Dr. Ann Moye, Michigan, USA, for the past five years to further develop and deliver Adolescent & Parent Treatment (APT). She is the author of Survive FBT, a manual that supports parents through Family-Based Treatment, which has been translated into Japanese and Swedish. Dr. Linsey Atkins is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with fifteen years of experience providing child, adolescent, parent, and family therapy for eating disorders. Linsey has specialized in evidence-based treatment approaches and runs a successful clinical and supervision-based private practice in Melbourne, Australia. Linsey has worked under the auspices of Dr. Ann Moye, Michigan, USA for the past five years to further develop and deliver Adolescent & Parent Treatment (APT) training nationally and internationally. She is a Co-Director of Adolescent & Parent Treatment Solutions Pty. Ltd., an online service that provides treatment resources, training, supervision, and consultation in Adolescent & Parent Treatment for eating disorders. Linsey has published articles on adolescent eating disorders as well as delivered lectures and presented workshops at national and international conferences.
1 understanding anorexia.
2 commitment to treatment.
3 physical recovery
4 understanding me.
5 psychological recovery.
6 hitting the wall.