Helping Children and Young People with Eating Problems and Disorders

  • Katrina Singhatey
  • Moira Goodman


This chapter by Katrina Singhatey and Moira Goodman is the only one which looks at a single condition, rather than taking a broader view of applying skills, and it does that primarily by looking at a series of case studies as a way of demonstrating how skills are applied in this difficult treatment setting. It also highlights the process used to apply those skills, which draw from a range of different theoretical approaches, but apply the techniques using what we have seen to be nursing approaches. The very different areas of eating problems are covered, with examples of anorexia, bulimia and orthorexia being discussed in detail to demonstrate the application of nursing strengths in different contexts. The essence of relationship building, establishing trust and dealing with difficult and entrenched thinking are illustrated across a range of ages and for both young women and young men.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrina Singhatey
    • 1
  • Moira Goodman
    • 2
  1. 1.Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (Private Practice),NottinghamUK
  2. 2.Retired, formerly Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustNottinghamUK

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