Kim Lampson, PhD - Crossroads and Turning Points
Dr. Kim Lampson is a compassionate, dynamic woman whose recovery from anorexia nervosa has made her passionate about her work as a psychologist, author, and public speaker. In her practice, she counsels people with many different mental disorders and is convinced that there is hope for people who are in emotional pain. Clinical experience has taught her that the relationship with the therapist is one of the most powerful healing influences in therapy, so she strives to build a strong, caring relationship with every person.
Dr. Lampson facilitates a free support group for people in recovery because she remembers wishing there was a place she could go to find someone who would understand and not judge her for having an eating disorder. She teaches classes and gives lectures about healing from abuse, psychosocial nursing, recovering from an eating disorder, understanding self-harm, and building a healthy body image so that people who have never struggled with a mental disorder can begin to comprehend why it is so hard to change thoughts and behaviors.
When away from the office, Dr. Lampson enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her animals, attempting to learn ballet, traveling, designing websites, planning parties, and watching the birds that come to her feeders.
Eating Disorders: Nutrition Therapy in the Recovery Process
554 pages (paperback) '92
order online at www.bulimia.com
Eating Disorders: Nutrition Therapy in the Recovery Process is a perfect example of the old adage, “Never judge a book by its cover.” Although the title indicates that the focus is nutrition therapy, it is really a book about recovery. A better title for the book is Eating Disorders: The Recovery Manual.
The authors had so many ideas they wanted to include, that the book ended up being 550 pages long! Even though it is the size of a textbook, they chose a writing style that would be both informative for professionals (therapists and nutritionists) and understandable for people in recovery and their families. Here are some of the topics written about: behavior change, weight gain, social eating, hunger, metabolic rate, family issues, pregnancy while having an eating disorder, and the challenges of recovery. Ever wonder what full recovery looks like? There is a detailed list of indicators of recovery explained in this book. You can find excerpts at www.eatingdisorderssupport.com and can order the book from Gürze Books.