Stories I Tell My Patients
by Arnold Andersen, M.D., has been a highly regarded feature in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention
for nearly 25 years. The complete set of 101 stories is collected here for the first time. Combining myth, metaphor, fable, tall tale, and inventive fantasy, they were originally intended for professionals treating eating disorders to share with their clients, but they are also accessible and inspiring for individuals in recovery and their loved ones.
"A delightful collection that gets to the heart of the matter for those struggling with eating disorders. A wonderful resource!"
Anita Johnston, Ph.D.
author, Eating in the Light of the Moon
"One of the preeminent researchers in the field of eating disorders....Witty, humorous, practical vignettes that help patients grasp complicated concepts. Art from a scientist...a true renaissance man."
Craig Johnson, PhD.
Director of the Family Institute, Eating Recovery Center
"I read all of Arnold's stories when they were published in Eating Disorders, but having them all readily available in one place is a much appreciated and valuable resource."
Founder, Monte Nido & Affiliates
"All good psychotherapy depends on helping patients find and speak their emotional truth. Andersen proposes that storytelling is one important means of getting to the issues, and offers a number of thought provoking and evocative stories intended to do just that."
Tom Wooldridge, PsyD
Assistant Professor, Golden Gate University
About the authors:
Arnold Andersen, MD is Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Andersen is an international authority on eating disorders, has appeared on national television, and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek,
and the New York Times.
Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS is Editor-in-Chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention
and coauthor of more than a dozen books. He has received awards from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, the Eating Disorders Coalition, and the National Eating Disorders Association, of which he is a member of the Founders Council.