Preparing For Weight Loss Surgery: Therapist Guide

Paperback | August 15, 2006

byRobin F. Apple, James Lock, Rebecka Peebles

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Obesity has quickly become an American epidemic. People suffering from significant overweight often have to contend with a lifetime of significant comorbidities, social stigma, and lower quality of life. Recently, more and more people are undergoing weight loss surgery as a way to resolvethese issues. If you are working with pre- or post-operative bariatric surgery patients, your goal is to teach them the skills they need to ensure themselves a successful surgical outcome. After surgery, patients are required to adhere to a strict diet and the very specific recommendations of their surgical"team." Without a high level of commitment from the patient to follow these recommendations, the potential for maintained weight loss after surgery is very limited. Preparing for Your Weight Loss Surgery, Therapist Guide contains a series of scientifically tested cognitive-behavioral techniques to help you prepare your patient for the post-operative challenges of creating radically changed eating and lifestyle habits. It provides instructions for teachingyour patient basic problem-solving and cognitive restructuring methods that will change their negative thoughts and attitudes about food. Interactive forms including food records and checklists, body image journals, and homework assignments found in the corresponding patient workbook round out thiscomprehensive treatment package.

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Obesity has quickly become an American epidemic. People suffering from significant overweight often have to contend with a lifetime of significant comorbidities, social stigma, and lower quality of life. Recently, more and more people are undergoing weight loss surgery as a way to resolvethese issues. If you are working with pre- or p...

Robin F. Apple is at Stanford University. James Lock is at Stanford University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 6.89 × 9.8 × 0.31 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195189396

ISBN - 13:9780195189391

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Table of Contents

Introductory Information for Therapists. 2. Understanding Your Patient's Eating Behavior3. Helping Your Patient Keep Track of Their Eating4. Educating Your Patient About Weighing Behaviors5. Pleasurable Alternative Activities6. Challenging Eating Situations: People, Places and Food7. Teaching Your Patient About Problem Solving and Cognitive Restructuring8. Working With Your Patient on Body Image Issues9. Congratulations! Your Patient is on the Way to the O.R.10. "What Happens After Surgery?"References. About the Authors.

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"The recent surge in the use of bariatric surgery, because of its effectiveness in the treatment of obesity, has outpaced the development of methods to prepare individuals, before and after surgery, for the behavior changes that need to occur in relation to food. These manuals therefore, fillan urgent need to prepare patients, both adolescents and adults, for bariatric surgery and provide sensible guidelines for the patient (and therapist) for the management of potential post-operative problems."-- Stewart Agras, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School ofMedicine