The Body Project: A Dissonance-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention

Paperback | December 5, 2012

byEric Stice, Paul Rohde, Heather Shaw

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Eating disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in adolescent and young adult females, affecting approximately 10% of young women. Unfortunately, less than half of those with eating disorders receive treatment, which can be very expensive. Thus, effective prevention hasbecome a major public health priority.The Body Project is an empirically based eating disorder prevention program that offers young women an opportunity to critically consider the costs of pursuing the ultra-thin ideal promoted in the mass media, which improves body acceptance and reduces risk for developing eating disorders. Youngwomen with elevated body dissatisfaction are recruited for group sessions in which they participate in a series of verbal, written, and behavioral exercises in which they consider the negative effects of pursuing the thin-ideal. Chapters provide information on the significance of body image and eating disorders, the intervention theory, the evidence base which supports the theory, recruitment and training procedures, solutions to common challenges, and a new program aimed at reducing obesity onset, as well as interventionscripts and participant handouts. The Body Project is the only currently available eating disorder prevention program that has been shown to reduce risk for onset of eating disorders and received support in trials conducted by several independent research groups. The group sessions are brief and funto lead, and this guide provides all of the necessary information to walk clinicians, teachers, counselors, and volunteers through leading the program for vulnerable young women.

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Eating disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in adolescent and young adult females, affecting approximately 10% of young women. Unfortunately, less than half of those with eating disorders receive treatment, which can be very expensive. Thus, effective prevention hasbecome a major public health priority.The Body ...

Eric Stice, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. His research has primarily focused on elucidating factors that increase risk for onset of eating disorders and obesity, as well as the development and evaluation of prevention programs for these conditions. Paul Rohde, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:December 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: Theory, Research, and Implementation1. Significance of Body Image and Eating Disturbances2. Theoretical Foundation for the Body Project3. Evidence Base for the Body Project and Related Dissonance-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Programs4. Recruitment Procedures5. Training, Supervision, and Quality Assurance6. Implementation Issues7. Dissonance-Based Obesity PreventionPart II: The Manuals8. Intervention Script for 4-session Enhanced-Dissonance Body Project9. Participant Handouts for 4-session Enhanced-Dissonance Body Project10. Intervention Script for 6-session Enhanced-Dissonance Body Project11. Participant Handouts for 6-session Enhanced-Dissonance Body Project12. Intervention Script for 4-session Project Health Obesity Prevention Program13. Participant Handouts for 4-session Project HealthAppendix:A. The Body Project Facilitator Fact Sheet (Ch 5)B. Body Project Session Adherence Forms (Ch 5)C. Body Project Group Leader Competence Assessment (Ch 5)D. Additional Resources for Information Regarding Eating Disorders and Possible ReferralsE. Healthy Weight Facilitator Fact Sheet (Ch 7)ReferencesAbout the Authors