Title

The Role of Spirituality in the Treatment of Trauma and Eating Disorders: Recommendations for Clinical Practice

Keywords

eating disorder, spirituality, trauma, therapy, clinical practice

Abstract

The relationships among trauma, eating disorders, and spirituality are complex. Both trauma and eating disorders can distance women from their own spirituality, which undermines a potentially important treatment resource. In this article, we offer suggestions based on our clinical experience for helping eating disorder patients who have suffered trauma to rediscover their faith and spirituality. We describe how spirituality can be used as a resource to assist women throughout treatment and in recovery.

Original Publication Citation

Berrett, M. E., Hardman, R. K., O’Grady, K. A., & Richards, P. S. (2007). The role of spirituality in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders: Recommendations for clinical practice. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 15, 373-389.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-08-16

Publisher

Eating Disorders

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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