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.
"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
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