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A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing in Psychotherapy

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Weight obsessions, fat hatred and body loathing plague millions of American women and men of all ages. Yet, even as the epidemic spreads, little is known about the inner hungers that eating disorders express. A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing from Psychotherapy is a collection of case studies from the office of a psychologist specializing in eating and body image disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive exercise. Each of eight chapters is based on a clinical case describing the inner struggles of people tormented by their relationship with food, weight and their bodies, symptoms that covered deep emotional wounds. Offering unique insights, compassion and practical information about how eating disorders develop and can heal, Dr, Judith Ruskay Rabinor speaks to all those who are looking for a thoughtful and original perspective— people who suffer, their loved ones and therapists, too.

This course is based on the book, A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing in Psychotherapy created by Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D.

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Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D.
Dr. Ruskay, is founder and director of the American Eating Disorders Center of Long Island. A Consultant to The Renfrew Center Foundation, she is part time faculty at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and Adjunct Faculty at Long Island University. She edits the column "The Therapist's Voice" in The Journal of Eating Disorders: Treatment and Prevention and The Eating Disorder Council of Long Island Newsletter. She has published numerous chapters and articles in professional publications, is a noted keynote speaker and a sought after lecturer and workshop leader in the area of eating disorders, trauma, sexual abuse and women’s mental health. She offers clinical supervision, training and consultation with colleagues and community programs in these areas. Dr. Rabinor maintains a private practice in Lido Beach, New York and Manhattan.

Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to identify the characteristics of eating disorders
  2. to explain the important differences between anorexia and bulimia
  3. to describe three predisposing factors and precipitants


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Course Creator: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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