SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY INTEGRATED WITH COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY TREATING EATING DISORDERED ATHLETES

Eating disorders afflict a noteworthy minority of athletes, especially in aesthetically-judged and weight-category sports. This paper summarizes a Masters thesis on the author’s use of solution-focused principles in a cognitive behavior therapy framework in treating these athletes. It also discusses the relative advantages of solution-focused and cognitive behavioral strategies in dealing with this population.

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