Friday, December 16, 2016
Host: Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB)
Location: Online Webinar
Controversy abounds with regard to the role of the family in the treatment of eating disorders. When should the family be directly involved in the re-feeding of their anorexic teen or child? When will this kind of helping hurt? This talk will present an approach to treatment that interweaves direct behavioral intervention with an Interpersonal family systems treatment, allowing for both change in the disordered eating and an expansion and enhancement of family interchanges. Maudsley inspired Family-based treatment will also be explored in which parents directly feed their anorexic child. How to consider what best helps will be the focus of this talk. What should we do with each family-and why? This course will help therapists:
- Identify the difference between a family based treatment approach versus a family systems approach.
- Explain the basic principles underlying a systems approach which encourages parental disengagement from direct feeding of the AN child.
- List the principles and benefits of a family-based treatment approach with young children and young teens.