Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide, 1st Edition
Edited by Charlynn Small, PhD, CEDS-S and Mazella Fuller, PhD, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S

The first of its kind, this edited volume provides in-depth, culturally sensitive material intended for addressing the unique concerns of Black women with eating disorders in addition to comprehensive discussions and treatment guidelines for this population.

The contributing authors – all of whom are Black professionals providing direct care to Black women – offer a range of perspectives to help readers understand the whole experience of their Black female clients. This includes not only discussion of their clients’ physical health but also of their emotional lives and the ways in which the stresses of racism, discrimination, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences can contribute to disordered eating. Through a wealth of diverse voices and stories, chapters boldly tackle issues such as stereotypes and acculturative stress.

Clinicians of any race will gain new tools for assessing, diagnosing, and treating disordered eating in Black women and will be empowered to provide better care for their clients.


Contributors include:

Charlynn Small
Mazella Fuller
Eulena Jonsson
Anisha Cooper
Chantelle Bernard
Warrenetta Crawford Mann
Caryl James Bateman
Abigail Harrison
Carolyn Coker-Ross
Sasha Ottey
Rashida Gray
Goulda Downer
Dawn McMillan
Kena Watson
Paula Edwards-Gayfield
Joyce Woodson
Jacqueline Conley
Jennifer Ashby-Bullock
Erica Payne
Mary Churchill
Venecia Pearce-Dunbar

About the Editors

Charlynn Small, PhD, CED-S is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Richmond in Virginia. She received her PhD at Howard University and is an advocate for eating disorders awareness.

Mazella Fuller, PhD, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S is a psychiatric social worker at Duke University. She attended Smith College for social work in Northampton, Massachusetts and completed her clinical training at UMASS Amherst.

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