By P Scott Richards PH.D., Randy K Hardman, Michael E Berrett

ISBN-10: 1591473934

ISBN-13: 9781591473930

ISBN-10: 1591477301

ISBN-13: 9781591477303

Bargains treatment that pertains to a consumers' spirituality or spiritual heritage as a source for restoration from consuming problems. subject matters contain a theistic non secular framework for treating consuming problems, spiritual and religious evaluate of sufferers with consuming problems, sufferer perceptions of the function of spirituality in remedy, and extra. For psychologists.

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Thus, he gave Margaret a religious context within which to understand 26 INTRODUCTION, THEORY, AND RESEARCH self-starvation. " She almost died, and she interpreted her survival as an act of God due to her faith. " Banks (1997) argued that these two cases challenge models of anorexia nervosa that understand the condition exclusively in terms of cultural foci and on dieting and secular ideals of beauty and bodily thinness for women. Banks suggested that these cases show the continuing persistence into the 20th century of an association between religiosity and self-starvation noted by historians during the early Christian medieval and late Victorian periods.

32 INTRODUCTION, THEORY, AND RESEARCH Manley and Leichner (2003) explained that narrative therapy helps clients to articulate their story. Feminist therapy helps clients recognize that despair arises in a context beyond their own intrapsychic difficulties—the context of the mass media and that they can reclaim their voices and validate their feelings and needs. Cognitive therapy can help patients learn that feeling hopeless does not mean that things are hopeless. Manley and Leichner (2003) suggested that a focus on spirituality may be life affirming for the adolescent and enable her to recognize that suicide has no place in her own personal ethical framework.

In another article, Banks (1997) examined the use of religious symbols and idioms in the subjective experiences of two contemporary women with anorexia nervosa. This article showed how both women used notions of asceticism central to their religion to express personal concerns with growth, separation, and loss. Their religious beliefs helped them construct a personal meaning system in which they did not see themselves as sick but as moral and religious. One of these women, Jane, viewed her self-starvation as fasting.

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