Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. She is the Founder and Director of the American Eating Disorders Center of Long Island, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University in Garden City, and the Editor of "The Therapist's Voice" in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. She has lectured at numerous national and international conferences, co-hosted a weekly radio show, and appeared on Oprah and other television shows.

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A Starving Madness

Tales of hunger, hope & healing in psychotherapy

Author: Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD


Judith Ruskay Rabinor is a much sought-after New York psychologist who specializes in eating and body image disorders. In this revealing book, she shares poignant stories of actual clients seeking therapy by focusing on the healing power of the relationship between therapist and client. Sufferers and their loved ones, as well as professionals, will find hope and inspiration in these powerful, engaging tales of transformation.


"Judy Rabinor gives us a soulful glimpse into the hearts and minds of individuals who struggle with eating disorders. She also shows us how the therapist, too, struggles when engaged in the process of healing these life-threatening conditions."
Kathryn J. Zerbe, MD, author of The Body Betrayed

"These tales combine the lived experience of eating disorders, sound clinical explanations, and helpful information about these conditions, their origins, and their resolution. The stories show how a caring, consistent, and deep connection between therapist and patient heals the disconnection of earlier critical relationships and experiences."
 — Margo D. Maine, PhD, author of many books on eating disorders, including Body Wars, Father Hunger, and The Body Myth

"In this fascinating book, Dr. Rabinor sensitively portrays the complexity of the therapeutic relationship and demonstrates the role of empathy, creativity, and interpersonal psychotherapy methods in the effective treatment of eating disorders."
 — Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD, Distinguished Scholar, Partnership For Woman's Health, Columbia University, New York

"In these poetic stories, Dr. Rabinor paints for us a lyrical and moving picture of the therapeutic relationship. Her writing is haunting, challenging, and ultimately uplifting. For anyone intrigued by the process of change, this book will add to one's inspiration and wonder."
 — Judith Brisman, PhD, co-author of Surviving an Eating Disorder