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About Abigail Natenshon
Over 45 Years of Eating Disorder Specialty Practice

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* The Neurobiology of Embodied Mindfulness, an article for mental health professionals
* Eating disorder Therapy/Somatosensory Movement Group starting in June
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  • New - Contributor to online book entitled Eating Disorders, edited by Dr. Ignacio Jáuregui-Lobera, InTech publishers, to be released October 2016. (Free Access)
    Abigail’s chapter contributions include:  
    • Neurobiology and the Changing Face of Eating Disorder Treatment: Healing the Eating Disordered Brain
    • Eating Disorders: A Treatment Apart

       The Unique Use of the Therapist’s Self in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

  • Doing What Works: an Integrative System for the Treatment of Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery Abigail Natenshon (NASW Press, 2009)
  • When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers 1999 Abigail Natenshon (Jossey Bass Publishers)



  • Doing What Works: an Integrative System for the Treatment of Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery Abigail Natenshon (NASW Press, 2009)
  • Eating Disorder Sourcebook   3rd Edition: Health Reference Series.  © 2011  Edited by Sandra J. Judd

    Chapter Inclusions by Abigail Natenshon  Emotional Eating  p14-17;  Eating Disorders in Young Children 

    p112-115;  Family Therapy, An Overview  p 380-383; Are You Overweight? p 474-478 


  • The Hadassah Jewish Family Book of Health and Wellness   Edited by Berman, Kurzweil, Mintz  2006  Chapter Inclusions by Abigail Natenshon:  Eating Disorders: The Jewish Community’s Perspective   p444 - 446
  • The Health of Adolescents: Understanding and Facilitating Biological, Behaviroal, and Social Development, Edited by Wiliam Hendee American Medical Association, 1991. Difficulties in Recognizing Adolescent Health Issues; by Judith Bensinger  and Abigail Natenshon p.381- 410


Professional Journals

  • New - Publication of commentary entitled “Clinical Access of Neuroplastic Brain Research in Eating Disorder Treatment” in Open Access Journal of Science and Technology (OAJoST), AgiAL Publishing House, October 2016
  • Perspectives: A Professional Journal of the Renfrew Center Foundation, Winter 2014. p. 5-7 Moving Beyond Transference and Countertransference to Connection, Natenshon, Abigail. This article is reprinted here with the permission of The Renfrew Center
  • Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention; Volume 9 Number 1, 2001 p.75-80 Empowering Parents through Their Child's Eating Disorder Recovery. How I Practice, Abigail H. Natenshon.



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