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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
The literature on eating disorders and focusing are briefly reviewed and combined to support the use of focusing as a treatment modality in eating disorders. A new etiology is considered that views the problems of eating disorders as a function of decreased inner awareness which sometimes leads to addictive cycles. Focusing combines a bodily felt sense with inner awareness and ;s proposed as a treatment modality to facilitate the development of inner awareness in clients with eating disorders. Treatment issues are discussed and possible ways of integrating focusing with other treatment methods are considered.
Meyer, Rebecca (1984). Focusing as a treatment modality in eating disorders (Doctoral dissertation, Pacific University). Retrieved from: