Title A Therapist’s Guide to Treating Eating Disorders in a Social Media Age
Author Shauna Frisbie
ISBN 9780393714456
List price USD 25.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 288
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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A Therapist’s Guide to Treating Eating Disorders in a Social Media Age is a must-read for therapists. Shauna Frisbie takes the reader through an insightful journey about eating disorders. While the author pays attention to detail and research, the book also contains practical information. The emphasis on social media and its influence on eating disorders helps the reader navigate through the important issue of identity formation. The attributes of this book are many and stretch into both the professional and personal realm. “

—Loretta Bradley, PhD, Professor, Texas Tech University, Fellow, American Counseling Association, Former President of American Counseling Association


“This book is an essential read for therapists who treat eating disorders as well as therapists who work with adolescents. Dr. Frisbie eloquently weaves clinical experience and theory together to provide insight into how adolescents develop their personal identity through interactions facilitated by social media. The shift in how adolescents view themselves and the world profoundly impacts how identity is developed. All therapists need Dr. Frisbie’s book as a guide through the new reality of identity development. “

—Beth Robinson, Ed.D., Professor of Psychology, Lubbock Christian University


An innovative therapeutic approach for counteracting the impact of social media on eating disorders and identity formation.

All humans need space to think, to be, and to process without constant distraction. This is especially true of adolescents and young adults, for whom identity formation is a consuming task. Social media has generated both a place for the creation of identity and an audience. But constant connection leaves little space without intrusion from others. For those with body dissatisfaction and/or eating disorders, living in today’s world can be especially challenging, and viewing images on social media and other online formats can be devastating.

Shauna Frisbie utilizes phototherapy techniques to view client-selected images (whether they be of themselves or others) to help uncover underlying messages that are impacting their relationship to their bodies. Integrating concepts of healing narratives, neuroscience, and phototherapy, this book will help any therapist promote self-compassion, self-reflection, and healing in their clients.



Chapter 1: Eating Disorders and Identity

Chapter 2: Off Course - A Generation Lost in Technology

Chapter 3: Identity Formation in a Social Media Age

Chapter 4: Identity in Family Images

Chapter 5: Photographic Images - The Language of Social Media

Chapter 6: Decoding Created Images

Chapter 7: Selfie Images

Chapter 8: Therapeutic Use of Selfie Images

Chapter 9: Social Media and Group Membership

Chapter 10: Balancing Social Lives - Using Viewed Images for Identity Formation

Chapter 11: Damaging Images

Chapter 12: Narratives for Self-Realization - Countering Damaging Images

Chapter 13: Authentic Identity in a Social Media Age

Appendix A

Appendix B


About the Author:

Shauna Frisbie, Ed.D, is a certified eating disorders specialist who integrates cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based approaches in her clinical work. She is a professor in the graduate psychology and counseling department of Lubbock Christian University and lives in Lubbock, Texas.

Target Audience:

This book is an essential read for therapists who treat eating disorders as well as therapists who work with adolescents.

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