Assignment | SOCW 6446 – Social Work Practice With Children and Adolescents | Walden University


Week 10 6446 

Eating Disorders and Body Image


• Francisco, R., Narciso, I., & Alarcoa, M. (2013). Parental

influences on elite aesthetic athletes’ body image dissatisfaction

and disordered eating. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 22(8),


• Hargreaves, D. A., & Tiggemann, M. (2004). Idealized media images and adolescent body image: “Comparing” boys and girls.

Body Image, 1(4), 351–361.

• Lacoste, S. M. (2017). Looking for the origins of anorexia

nervosa in adolescence-a new treatment

approach. Aggression and violent behavior, 36, 76-80.

• Scarborough, J. (2018). Family-Based Therapy for

Pediatric Anorexia Nervosa: Highlighting the

Implementation Challenges. The Family Journal, 26(1), 90-


• Smolak, L. (2004). Body image in children and adolescents:

Where do we go from here? Body Image, 1(1), 15–28.

Document: DSM-5 Bridge Document: Eating Disorders and

Body Image (PDF)

• Geller, J., & Dunn, E. C. (2011). Integrating motivational

interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of

eating disorders: Tailoring interventions to patient readiness to

change. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18(1), 5–15.

• Khan, F., & Chowdhury, U. (2011). Eating disorders in children

and adolescents. British Journal of Medical Practitioners, 4(1),


• Lock, J., & Fitzpatrick, K. K. (2009). Advances in psychotherapy

for children and adolescents with eating disorders. American

Journal of Psychotherapy, 63(4), 287–303.

• Raich, R. M., Portell, M., & Pelaez-Fernandez, M. A. (2010).

Evaluation of a school-based programme of universal eating

disorders prevention: Is it more effective in girls at risk?

European Eating Disorders Review, 18(1), 49–57.

• Talleyrand, R. M. (2010). Eating disorders in African American

girls: Implications for counselors. Journal of Counseling &

Development, 88(3), 319–324.


Application: Eating Disorders

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

• Explain two differences between normal variations of body image and a diagnosable eating disorder.

• Explain three key elements that you would include in an intervention for the prevention of eating disorders.

• Explain which of the three key elements would be developmentally appropriate for children and developmentally appropriate for adolescents, and explain why.

• Explain which of the three key elements might apply best to males and which of the three key elements might apply best to females and explain why. Be specific.

• Justify your response using the week’s resources and the current literature.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the week’s resources for this course.

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