Graduate Research Papers
The role of school counselors in the identification and treatment of students with eating disorders
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Due to their severity and prevalence, eating disorders are currently a significant public health issue in the United States particularly among preadolescent females (Mitchell & Eckert, 1987; Lenihan & Sanders, 1984; Eisele, Herstgard, & Light, 1986). In each decade between 1950 and 1980, the number of pre-adolescent children diagnosed with anorexia nervosa has doubled (Rickards, 1982 as cited in Rhyne-Winkler, 1994; Peters, Butterfield, Swassing, & McKay, 1984). The increase in eating-disordered behaviors and attitudes exhibited among young females may be caused by or exacerbated by life-style changes within the family as well as by society's focus on thinness and beauty (Rourke, Smith, & Nolte, 1984 as cited in Rhyne-Winkler & Hubbard, 1994). Eating-disordered behavior can seriously affect children's school performance and learning (Pearson & Long, 1979 as cited in Rhyne-Winkler & Vacc, 1989; Pearson & Long, 1982 as cited in Rhyne-Winkler & Hubbard, 1994).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Audrey L. Smith
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©1995 Dianne Dickinson
Moran, Dianne Dickinson, "The role of school counselors in the identification and treatment of students with eating disorders" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 2920.
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