Counseling Overweight Adults
Dr. Robert Kushner

Dr. Kushner is Medical Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Past President of The Obesity Society, Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, author of over 160 scientific articles on obesity and nutrition, on the editorial board of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, editor of the American Medical Associationís Obesity Primer for Physicians, on the medical advisory board of Retrofit, on the board of directors of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), author of Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Toolkit, Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet and Fitness Unleashed: A Dog and Owner's Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together.

Counseling Overweight Adults:The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Toolkit

by Robert F. Kushner, MD,
Nancy Kushner, MSN, RN
and Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD

Publisher:
The American Dietetic Association, September, 2008

If itís a struggle to motivate clients to change their behaviors in order to lose weight, this book is for you. Using Dr. Kushnerís innovative approach, clinicians learn how to uncover and overcome their patientís unique challenges. Interactive Lifestyle Patterns Quiz, printable forms and pattern-specific educational handouts available on CD-ROM.

"I found the book and toolkit to be lifestyle change oriented, evidence-based, easy to use, and overall very practical for helping clients achieve long term success."
Reviewed by Jessica Griffin, RD, LD
Weight Management Matters Newsletter
a dietetic practice group of the ADA
Spring 2009

"In sum, the user-friendly Lifestyle Patterns Approach provides health care professionals with tools they can use, even when pressed for time, to help their patients successfully manage their weight."
Reviewed by Amy Gorin, PhD,
University of Connecticut
The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
July/​August 2009

"This is an excellent book by a superb and experienced working clinician. The information is first rate. I learned a lot and I highly recommend it to you."
Daniel H. Bessesen, M.D.
University of Colorado Denver
Obesity and Weight Management Journal Book Review
August, 2009

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