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Interviews, Presentations & Publications

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The Psychology of Eating Disorders

BOOK (Christine L. B. Selby, Ph.D., author): (from 

Offers a clear, concise, up-to-date introduction to eating disorders for students in the health professions

This is a concise, accessible introduction to eating disorders for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, as well as those specializing in health education and nutrition. Easy to read and grounded in DSM-5 definitions and the most up-to-date research, the text is designed for students in the health professions as well as health professionals seeking a basic understanding of the challenges associated with their diagnoses and treatment.

Written by a licensed psychologist and certified eating disorders specialist, the book describes what eating disorders are and are not, who is likely to develop them, and signs and symptoms of specific disorders. It discusses biological, medical, psychological, interpersonal, and socio-cultural risk factors, and helps the reader to identify those who are at risk for experiencing an eating disorder and how to refer them for evaluation. Scenarios reflect the wide spectrum of people who suffer from eating disorders including young and old, male and female, and athlete and non-athlete. Uniquely, the book also covers the range of reactions someone?including treatment providers?can have to an individual diagnosed with an eating disorder. The text also delivers strategies for treatment and prevention, with overviews of their effectiveness. Print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to its entire contents.

Key Features:

  • Provides an easy-to-read introduction to the full range of eating disorders
  • Discusses risk factors and warning signs of eating disorders
  • Discusses evidence-based treatment approaches and prevention
  • Considers long-term effects of eating disorders
  • Includes illustrative narratives of diverse individuals with EDs
  • Authored by a certified eating disorders specialist

Available from for preorder (publication date December, 2018)

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The Body Size and Health Debate

BOOK (Christine L. B. Selby, Ph.D., author): (from 

Has the connection between body size and overall health been overstated for decades? This book examines how our dogged efforts to eradicate obesity may be doing more harm than good and explores alternative ways to measure and encourage health.

• Presents a different perspective on the nation's "obesity epidemic" with information about the effectiveness of the current method of measuring obesity, body mass index (BMI)

• Provides the most current data about the rate of obesity among both sexes, various age groups, and different ethnicities

• Examines the social and political efforts to address obesity in the United States along with the impact of these efforts on those who are obese

• Discusses an alternative to weight loss designed to focus on health behaviors rather than how much someone weighs

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Chilling Out: The Psychology of Relaxation

BOOK (Christine. L. B. Selby, Ph.D., author): (from This appealing, accessible reference volume enables readers to easily understand what creates and constitutes stress- an unavoidable part of modern life - and learn about the psychology behind relaxation.

• Focuses on examples and applications from everyday life rather than abstract, academic theories to ensure that the information is highly accessible and relevant to readers. 

• Includes real-world scenarios that demonstrate the positive and negative effects of different relaxation techniques in different circumstances

• Includes contributions from scholars debating major issues related to the psychology of relaxation

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Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Christine Selby

"Every month, in our interview series, we give readers a rare glimpse into the lives of therapists. Rare because how often do you get to ask a therapist about how they personally cope with stress or whether they’d actually follow the same professional path again? Rare because how often do you get to sit with a therapist and explore the most challenging and rewarding parts of their job?..." read more

7 Ways to Become More Comfortable Being Ourselves

"So many of us have a hard time being alone with ourselves. Which is why we have a few glasses of wine when we’re the only one at home. It’s why we try not to be home by ourselves. It’s why we like to stay busy. It’s why we turn to all sorts of substances; anything not to think or feel or sit with ourselves..." read more

How to Be Yourself When You've Worn a Mask For Too Long

“Being someone we are not is nearly a guarantee for unhappiness,” according to Christine Selby, Ph.D, a psychologist in Bangor, Maine. And these words couldn’t be more accurate. After all, happiness happens when we create a life based on our values, a life that is meaningful, that includes activities that fulfill us, surrounded by people who truly understand us..." read more

5 Simple Ways to Relax and Recharge

"Many of us have a hard time relaxing. Maybe just the thought of taking a break actually stresses you. And that’s understandable. Because, as “a society we value being busy, so it can almost feel that we are doing something wrong by relaxing,” said Agnes Wainman, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and self-proclaimed self-care activist in London, Ontario..." read more

Get Fit Enough

"As you write your New Year’s resolutions, shift your perspective about fitness:  Instead of striving for perfect fitness, this year decide you will get fit enough for your life..." read more

Start Where You Are

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Recovering From the Election

"Election Day is the culmination of a volatile and, for many, stressful campaign season. We address some of the psychological effects of this election, whether it's the onslaught of media coverage or relationship issues over differing political views..." listen now