Virtually every person with an eating disorder has been harmed in an unintentional way by a health professional or “expert” who did not know what they were doing. Robyn Goldberg’s The Eating Disorder Trap is a clearly written, authoritative, and much needed set of make-up lessons. With research-based knowledge and a refreshing sense of curiosity she skillfully guides the reader through the basics, such as defining eating disorders and understanding why they are so serious, why the medical and psychological systems often fail patients and their families, and why treatment requires specialized psychological, dietetic, and medical knowledge. Most important, perhaps, if you have ever wondered “What would it mean in my professional and personal life to focus on health, vitality, enjoyment, and well-being instead of BMI, and the dangerous pursuit of thinness-as-self-control?”, this book contains the rational and compassionate answers.
– Michael P. Levine, Ph.D., FAED
Fellow, Academy for Eating Disorders
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Kenyon College