This one-month program offers an opportunity to develop specific skills in family therapy through simulation and live-family interviews.
Starts June 3
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Family- Based Treatment of Eating Disorders in Adolescents: The Maudsley Method
Eating disorders affect a great percentage of adolescents. The dramatic increase in their incidence rates in the last few decades and the high mortality rate associated with these disorders have made it even more necessary to find effective treatments. Research has supported the use of Family-Based Treatment (FBT), often referred to as the "Maudsley Method," as an evidence-based therapy for the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents. This course will train therapists in the implementation of FBT for their practice settings, and count toward formal certification in the approach.
(1) Participants will understand the rationale and the scientific support for FBT for adolescent eating disorders.
(2) Participants will learn the fundamental assumptions of FBT for adolescent eating disorders, as well as become knowledgeable about the impact of FBT on treatment targets and strategies.
(3) Participants will learn the main treatment interventions for each phase of FBT as well as learn how to implement the therapy.
Faculty: Katharine L. Loeb, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she is the founding Director and current Director of Research at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program. Dr. Loeb has grants to study family-based treatment for adolescent eating and weight disorders from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. She is on faculty at the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and is a certified FBT therapist and supervisor.
Dates: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
and Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (with an hour lunch break on each day)
CE Credits: 10
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