Exacting Beauty: Theory, Assessment and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance

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assessment & treatment strategies for & social & interpersonal & feminist & behavioral-cognitive theories of body image disturbances

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Body image issues are at the core of major eating disorders. They are also important phenomena in and of themselves. Kevin Thompson and his colleagues provide an overview of a wide variety of body image issues, ranging from reconstructive surgery to eating disorders. The book will be a valuable resource for even the most established researchers in the field, as it is filled with data, information about assessment tools, and a thorough treatment of virtually all major theoretical perspectives on the development of body image and their implications for treatment and prevention. At the same time, the authors' decision to include numerous experiential anecdotes makes the book easily accessible to those just entering the field who are trying to understand the nature of these phenomena.

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Exacting Beauty: Theory, Assessment and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance, American Psychological Association, 396 p.