Current treatments for eating disorders leave much to be desired in both long and short term success rates. As such, there is a need for a more effective treatment, taking a new and creative approach to both the content and the process. This group, tailored for adolescent females with any of a variety of ED diagnoses, draws from narrative and art therapy, incorporating these to create a group with an emphasis on individual learning, growth, and self-discovery. Each group meeting combines psychosocial education, a specific activity, and group discussion to focus on a specific aspect of either eating disorder development or recovery and the ways in which members can learn from and utilize these different aspects of themselves in order to better facilitate their recovery. By combining these various approaches, members are able to learn and grow from both the group as well as from the insights of others.
Bach, Caitlin; Holmes, Molly; and Saussaye, Mike
"Narrative Therapy Eating Disorder Group for Adolescent Females,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 21:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol21/iss1/6