How family therapy can be adapted to young adults (17-25 years) with anorexia. Reporting on work by Lock, Le Grange and others working in Family-Based Treatment (FBT/Maudsley)
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This is Chapter 3 from my book.
How does adolescent-focused therapy (AFT) compare with a family-based approach like FBT? What does the NICE guideline say about choosing a family therapy, adolescent-focused therapy or cognitive-behaviour therapy?
Chapter 12. What are the principles of successful therapies? What should you look for when choosing a therapist or treatment centre? And what are the red flags for poor treatment? I tell you more about family therapy and other approaches, suggest how to work in partnership with clinicians and when it might be better to find a new team. I also highlight what to look for in psychological support for yourself.
How long should you persist with a meal? Use a set time limit? Supplement calories? Use sanctions? How to end the meal such that the next one will work.
What is CBT for eating disorders, when may it work, and what to watch out for
In the book I give you principles and examples of empathy and dialogue.
Here is one more example you might relate to.
The child has secretly been binning food in school and the parent is trying to connect, understand and find solutions.
What can the parent say to both connect and find solutions?
Last updated on May 11th, 2021This is a section from Chapter 14 of ‘Anorexia and other eating disorders – how to help your child eat well and be well’ Also useful: you can hear me demonstrate examples of dialogue in Bitesize. Has it become difficult to recognise your son or daughter? Do you struggle to …
What can you say when your child asks ‘Am I fat?’ at various stages of an eating disorder? I discuss it in this podcast.
If your school isn’t supporting your child’s needs — such as supervising meals when they have a restrictive eating disorder — here is a simple legal tool.