When someone you love appears to be struggling with an eating disorder, it is hard to know what to say or do. Families and friends need information and guidelines if they are to be helpful. In their recently-published fourth edition of Surviving an Eating Disorder (Fourth Edition; Harper Perennial, 2021), Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman, and Margot Weinshel walk loved ones through everything they need to know to help their loved one with an eating disorder, taking into account the latest developments in knowledge about the condition as well as the culture at large. In my interview with Dr. Brisman, we discuss why eating disorders are so complex to understand and treat and key strategies for engaging the suffering person that are helpful and supportive. Judith Brisman, Ph.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan, New York. She is former director of the Eating Disorder Resource Center and serves as editor for the journals Contemporary Psychoanalysis as well as the journal Eating Disorders. She is also faculty at the William Alanson White Institute. She is internationally known as one of the first in her field to develop a treatment program for patients with bulimia, and she has published and lectured extensively regarding the interpersonal treatment of eating disorders. Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing in Miami. He treats individuals and couples, with specialties in gender and sexuality, eating and body image problems, and relationship issues. He is a graduate and faculty of William Alanson White Institute in Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology in New York City and former chair of their LGBTQ Study Group; and faculty at Florida Psychoanalytic Institute in Miami. He is also a contributing author to the book Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Defining Terms and Building Bridges (2018, Routledge) and has published on issues of gender, sexuality, and sexual abuse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/psychology

Dr. Judith Brisman will be featured on MINDBODYRADIO talking with Chris Sawyer at 10 am about What Goes Wrong When we Want to Eat Right!

Each week Kaila Prins meets with the experts in fitness, nutrition, health at every size, eating disorder recovery, addiction, and more to chart the path toward self-esteem and body positivity. In this episode of her “Finding Our Hunger” podcast, she talks with Dr. Judith Brisman, discussing the following and so much more!

  • Why your #DiscoveryNotRecovery is like a kaleidoscope
  • How orthorexia becomes a way to stop listening to your body
  • The importance of “not-knowing” in #recovery
  • Why we don’t see images of “real eating” in the media

Today, Dr. Judith Brisman joins Kathy Cortese LCSW to talk about parents and eating disorders. Specifically, they review 3 different cases, and Dr. Brisman offers her advice for parents in these situations.

Parents and friends—Dr. Brisman, author of Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends, will discuss how you can best set the stage for recovery when someone you love is in trouble with food. What can you say, what should you do if you are worried? Dr. Brisman will discuss what works, what doesn’t… and why.

Dr. Judith Brisman and ​Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, MS will discuss the role of parents in the treatment of eating disorders.  Parental involvement is always needed but not everyone agrees as to what that involvement should look like and how it can fit into the work of a treatment team? Please join us for an interesting discussion about what works with parents, what doesn’t… and why.