Conquering Eating Disorders

How Family Communication Heals


By Sue Cooper

By Peggy Norton

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One out of every one hundred young women is anorexic. Four out of every one hundred are bulimic. Overall, research suggests that eight million Americans—men and women—have an eating disorder. Yet in the face of these startling statistics, parents do not have a clear understanding of how to help their child overcome an eating disorder.

In Conquering Eating Disorders, Susan Cooper, a licensed psychologist and group psychotherapist, and Peggy Norton, a dietician with thirty years of experience, bridge the gap between the statistics and the real-life issues to help teens and parents gain the communication skills necessary to support the healing process. Parents need to know that only in Conquering Eating Disorders will you hear directly from teens struggling with eating disorders and get expert advice on how to interpret and respond to what your teen is saying—even when they're not talking.


On Sale
Sep 16, 2008
Page Count
225 pages
Seal Press

Sue Cooper

About the Author

Susan Cooper, PhD, PC, a licensed psychologist and group psychotherapist, is currently the VP for Academic Affairs and a core faculty member at the University of the Rockies. Susan has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for more than two decades. In 2005, Susan coauthored a chapter (Eating Disorders) in a book entitled Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives edited by Taylor, J. & Wilson, G. Susan will use Conquering Eating Disorders in her eating disorder courses, as well as at the Eating Disorder Treatment Center of Denver, Remuda Ranch, and Sierra Tucson (all are inpatient treatment centers in the Western United States).

Peggy Norton, RD has worked in the field of dietetics for over 30 years. Peggy has a private practice where she specializes in treating clients with eating disorders, in partnership with a team of therapists. She also has experience running groups for clients with eating disorders as well as overweight individuals. She is an equine facilitator, partnering with therapists to develop specialized programs using horse therapy for treatment. She speaks often to high schools and community groups on various nutrition topics.

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