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Positive Body Image Workbook

Positive Body Image Workbook
A Clinical and Self-Improvement Guide

$34.99 (M)

  • Publication planned for: March 2021
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2021
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108731645

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  • This clear and easy-to-use workbook provides clinicians, clients, and those interested in self-improvement with a practical guide to understanding and improving body image through the latest research findings and clinical tools. The key components of positive body image, such as embodiment, body appreciation, self-care, intuitive eating, social comparison, and body talk, are all covered, with reliable assessments and guidelines for applications accompanying each topic. An array of assignments are also included for clients and readers to complete based on their values, needs and interests to provide positive body image. Clinicians will appreciate the practical treatment planning sections (including talking points for sessions, goals and objectives) to assist in clinical interventions. Additionally, a specific chapter is devoted to how clinicians can prepare themselves both professionally and personally for body image work.

    • Integrates body image research and practice, enabling clinicians to benefit from recent findings, whilst clients and general readers can understand body image research and interventions
    • Provides topical, engaging and relevant information on positive body image in clear language, applicable to a wide audience who seek a self-improvement approach
    • Contains twenty-one hard-to-find body image assessments with guidelines for interpretation and applications and also features assignments in different formats for each body image topic to provide deeper insight and commitment toward change
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: March 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108731645
    • dimensions: 276 x 219 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2021
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Preparation:
    1. Introduction to the positive body image workbook
    2. Client and reader preparation
    3. Clinician preparation
    Part II. Content Chapters:
    4. Appearance ideals and media literacy
    5. Weight stigma versus weight inclusivity
    6. Body acceptance by others
    7. Defining beauty and cultural pride
    8. Self-compassion and body image flexibility
    9. Approaching our bodies
    10. Body appreciation
    11. Functionality appreciation
    12. Embodiment
    13. Objectification and self-objectification
    14. Sexual intimacy
    15. Social comparison
    16. Body talk
    17. Protective filtering
    18. Rippling effect: mentorship
    19. Self-Care
    20. Fueling our bodies
    21 .Life-enhancing movement
    22. Adaptive appearance investment and quality of life
    Part III. Continuing our Journeys:
    23. Next steps in the journey.

  • Authors

    Nichole Wood-Barcalow, Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, Ohio
    Nichole Wood-Barcalow is a Counseling Psychologist and member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and American Psychological Association. She is also a member of the Editorial Board for Body Image: An International Journal of Research.

    Tracy Tylka, Ohio State University
    Tracy Tylka is a Professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Body Image: An International Journal of Research and is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

    Casey Judge, Ohio State University
    Casey Judge is a Counseling Psychologist at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System, where she balances a generalist practice with clinical and research pursuits centered on body image and the spectrum of eating-related concerns.

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