Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa

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This chapter focuses on issues of concern to counselling psychologists who work with adults with 'severe and enduring anorexia nervosa' (SE-AN). It explores why some people don't recover from anorexia nervosa (AN), summarises criteria for using the SE-AN label, and briefly reviews evidence-based SE-AN treatments. A rationale for counselling psychologists to develop socially informed formulations for SE-An is discussed, along with alternatives to standard weight restoration treatment including reducing habituated behaviour and social isolation within a harm-minimisation framework.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoles and Contexts in Counselling Psychology: Professionals in Practice
EditorsDaisy Best, Helen Nicholas, Mark Bradley
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022