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Family Based Treatment for Restrictive Eating Disorders
A Guide for Supervision and Advanced Clinical Practice

ISBN 9780815369578
Published April 9, 2018 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

Family Based Treatment for Restrictive Eating Disorders unpacks some of the most common dilemmas providers face in implementation of Family Based Treatment (FBT) across the spectrum of restrictive eating disorders. Directed towards advanced clinicians and supervisors, this manual is rooted in the assumption that true fidelity requires ongoing self-reflection and an understanding of the nuances involved in translating manualized interventions into rich clinical practice. Combining the key tenets of FBT with the best practices in supervision, it provides a framework to support each phase of the treatment process. Each chapter contains a wealth of resources, including clinical vignettes, a treatment fidelity measure, and other useful tools to assist both supervisors and advanced clinicians in becoming expert FBT practitioners.

Table of Contents

1. Orientation to This Manual 2. Orientation to FBT Supervision: Notes from the Field 3. Beginning Well 4. Session 1 Sarah Forsberg, Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, James Lock, and Daniel Le Grange 5. Session 2 Sarah Forsberg, Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, James Lock, and Daniel Le Grange 6. Remainder of Phase I Sarah Forsberg, Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, James Lock, and Daniel Le Grange 7. Transition to Phase II 8. Phase II Issues 9. Phase III and Termination 10. Additional Considerations and Future Directions; Appendices

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Sarah Forsberg, PsyD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where she conducts training and research in the eating disorders program. Her focus is on treatment development, as well as the dissemination and training practices surrounding family based treatment for eating disorders.

James D. Lock, MD, PhD, is professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics and associate chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also serves as director of the eating disorder program for children and adolescents. His recent research focuses on integrating treatment research with neuroscience in eating disorders, including examining neurocognitive processes and their functional and neuroanatomical correlates.

Daniel Le Grange, PhD, is Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health and eating disorders director in the Department of Psychiatry and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also emeritus professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago, and his research has focused on psychosocial treatment development for adolescents with eating disorders. He has presented his research in North America, Europe, South Africa, Asia, and Australia. He is a recipient of the 2013 UCSF Presidential Chair Award as well as the 2014 Leadership in Research Award from the International Academy of Eating Disorders.


"Written by the field’s most authoritative experts, this book is a "must read" for all students, practitioners and supervisors engaged in treating adolescent eating disorder patients with Family Based Treatment, and for all others interested in learning what this first-line, evidence-based treatment is about. Clearly written and elaborately detailed, the volume contains step-by-step instructions for undertaking this treatment approach, practical discussions of the common problems likely to be encountered and tactics for their management, and useful appendix material to help chart and assess progress."

—Joel Yager, MD, professor of psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders

"This is an extraordinarily helpful book aimed at enhancing the supervision of clinicians using Family Based Treatment for disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa. As such, it is a rare practical treatise on supervision, with many concrete case examples, and although focused on Family Based Treatment, it would be useful to many beginning (or experienced) supervisors in other domains. Moreover, many of the chapters present an advanced view that is likely to be useful to those wanting to improve their practice of Family Based Treatment."

—W. Stewart Agras, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine