School of Psychological Science , La Trobe University

Professor Susan Paxton, School of Psychological Science , La Trobe University, VIC, 2086

Happy Being Me is an evidence-based three-session classroom prevention intervention for girls aged 11 to 14 years. This program was developed to reduce body dissatisfaction, desire to obtain the thin body type portrayed as ideal by the media, peer interactions that contribute to body dissatisfaction, and body comparison tendency. The manual contains information to enable the facilitator to conduct each interactive session and resources required to deliver the session in the classroom. It includes media literacy but also provides resources for addressing peer influences that contribute to body dissatisfaction and disordered eating.

Set Your Body Free is an evidence-based eight session group cognitive-behavioural therapy program designed to address clinical and subclinical body image and eating problems (including binge eating, bulimic and unhealthy dieting but excluding Anorexia Nervosa) in adult women. Set Your Body Free has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing body dissatisfaction and Eating Disorder symptoms in one randomised, controlled trial. The manual provides psycho-education, activities and discussion topics for each session that address enhancing motivation to change, identifying and changing disordered eating and dieting, eating and emotions, body image and dissatisfaction, self-talk and core beliefs, problem solving for body image and eating situations and relapse prevention. Initially designed for both face-to-face and online internet delivery, the manual can be used in a guided self-help format or as a program guide for group therapy for a wide range of Eating Disorders.

 


La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086 Victoria

(03) 9479 1736

(03) 9479 1956

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/psychology

susan.paxton@latrobe.edu.au

Service Type

Community-Based, Consultation Centre, University

Population

Adult, Adolescent, Young Adult

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