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Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: A Clinician's Guide

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Zafra Cooper — Medical Sciences Division, Oxford

Zafra Cooper, DPhil, DipClinPsych, is Principal Research Psychologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.

Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FRCPsych, FMedSci, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He is the coeditor of , and , and the author of .

Deborah M. Hawker, PhD, DClinPsy, is Research Psychologist and Honorary Principal Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.

Leslie currently uses Christopher Fairburn’s Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) to treat most adults with eating disorders. She uses this modality because, based on the current body of research, it is the most effective treatment for adults with eating disorders. In 2015 she completed the first CBT-E training made available by Professor Christopher Fairburn and Professor Zafra Cooper of the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford.

Christopher Fairburn, By (author) Zafra Cooper

  • Research Officer
    1. MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Chaucer Road, Cambridge, England
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    3. Wellcome Trust Senior Lecturer, Corresponding author
      1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, England
        • University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, England
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      Fairburna,⁎, Zafra Coopera, Kristin Bohna, Marianne E

      Sustaining weight loss is not easy – setbacks and slow change are par for the course. Zafra Cooper and Christopher Fairburn, behavioral researchers in obesity, have suggested the difficulty may be, in part, due to gradual declines in weight loss over time as well as unrealistic expectations regarding amount of weight lost and expected benefits. Demoralization and frustration can lead patients to abandon attempts at change. Stress only makes it worse and can also increase cravings for high-fat, high-sugar foods.

      Zafra Cooper, DPhil, DipClinPsych, is Principal Research Psychologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FRCPsych, FMedSci, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK Deborah M. Hawker, PhD, DClinPsy, is Research Psychologist and Honorary Principal Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK