Fat Is a Family Affair: How Food Obsessions Affect Relationships

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9781568389806: Fat Is a Family Affair: How Food Obsessions Affect Relationships

This instructive and engaging guide provides the latest thinking, compassionate counsel, and step-by-step assistance to individuals who suffer from compulsive eating behaviors.

With more than half a million copies sold, Fat is a Family Affair is recognized as the benchmark text on family dynamics and eating disorders. Newly updated with current research, perspectives, and stories, this instructive and engaging guide provides the latest thinking, compassionate counsel, and step-by-step assistance to individuals who suffer from compulsive eating behaviors--specifically overeating and undereating. Judi Hollis is eminently qualified to offer guidance on this topic, having counseled families for more than 30 years and pioneered the nation's first Twelve-Step eating disorders treatment program. Key features and benefitsover 500,000 copies of the first edition have been soldfeatures personal stories that validate readers' experiencesideal for overeaters, undereaters, and binge eaters as well as their loved onesAbout the author Judi Hollis, Ph.D.., is a licensed marriage and family counselor with special training in addiction and sexuality. She maintains a private practice in New York City and teaches on a number of faculties. Dr. Hollis, who is in recovery from an eating disorder, has been counseling addicted families since 1967 when she helped to establish New York City's Phoenix House programs. In 1975, Dr. Hollis founded the HOPE (Helping Overeaters through People and Education) Institute, the nation's first addiction-model eating disorders hospital unit.

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Dr. Judi Hollis has been counseling addicted families since 1967 when she helped open New York City's Addiction Treatment Agency's Phoenix House programs. She went on to train counselors internationally after opening the nation's first addiction's model Eating Disorder unit in 1975. Her HOPE Institutes treated thousands in New York, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Palm Springs. She holds graduate degrees in rehabilitation counseling and counseling psychology from USC and is a licensed marriage and family counselor with special training in addiction and sexuality. She teaches on a number of faculties, is a regular presenter with Learning Annex, a regular guest on national talk show, and host of the call-in radio show Dr. Jude's Ladies' Locker Room. Her best seller, Fat is a Family Affair, has been translated into several languages, and is considered the benchmark treatise on eating disorder treatment and family therapy. Her work and focus on her books, Fat & Furious and Hot & Heavy, have been featured in Shape, Teen, Glamour, Self, Cosmopolitan, and Elle magazines. She currently maintains a private practice in New York City and presents retreats at the Omega Institute and Palm Springs, California.

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