Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders: An Introduction to the Principles and Practice of the “Maudsley Method”


Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are pernicious eating disorders that typically onset in adolescence and are associated with disruptions in physical and psychological development. Revised diagnostic criteria in DSM-5 are more developmentally sensitive and will improve case identification, which in turn will increase the demand for effective interventions. 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 workshop will introduce therapists to the implementation of FBT in practice settings. Case examples and role-playing will also be used to demonstrate the core principles and techniques of the approach.  Note that this workshop offering is distinct from the process of formal therapist certification in FBT.

Katharine L. Loeb, PhD, is Associate Professor in the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was the founding Director of the Eating and Weight Disorders Program. She is also on faculty at the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and is a certified FBT therapist and trainer.

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
CE Credits: 5

The Ackerman Institute is approved by the NASW, CT, and therefore NASW, NJ.

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Danielle Khalife
Phone: 212-879-4900