Family-based treatment (FBT) for eating disorders is an outpatient therapy in which parents are utilized as the primary resource in treatment. The therapist supports the parents to do the work nurses would have done if the patient were hospitalized to an inpatient-refeeding unit, and are eventually tasked with encouraging the patient to resume normal adolescent development. In recent years many new adaptations of the FBT intervention have been developed for addressing the needs of special populations. This informative new volume chronicles these novel applications of FBT in a series of chapters authored by the leading clinicians and investigators who are pioneering each adaptation.
"This is an important and timely book. The editors, themselves key figures in the development and provision of family based treatment (FBT) for eating disorders, have put together a series of important chapters by leading clinicians and researchers…The final chapter is a work of genius – if you want to know whether you are really practising FBT (as opposed to a pale imitation), read this chapter." - Mark Berelowitz, ACAMH
1 The Role of the Family in Eating Disorders. 2 What’s New is Old and What’s Old is New: The Origins and Evolution of Eating Disorders Family Therapy. Part I: Innovative Adaptations of Family Therapy for Eating and Weight Disorders. 3 In Vivo Family Meal Training for Initial Non-Responders. 4 Parent Focused Treatment. 5 A Brief, Intensive Application of Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders. 6 Exposure-Based Family Therapy. 7 Multi-Family Therapy. 8 Parent Support as an Adjunct to Family Therapy. Part II: Specialty Populations. 9 Family Therapy for Prodromal Anorexia Nervosa. 10 Family-Based Treatment for Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity: A Transdevelopmental Approach. 11 Family Therapy for Transition Youth. 12 Family-Based Therapy for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Families Facing Food Neo-phobias. 13 Family-Based Therapy for Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery. 14 Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Family Therapy for Adolescents with Affect Dysregulation. 15 Emotional Experience and Regulation in Eating Disorders: Theory, Evidence, and Translational Application to Family Treatment. Part III: Dissemination and Implementation. 16 Implementing Behavioral Family Therapy in Complex Settings. 17 Delivering Family-Based Treatment in a Specialty Practice Setting. 18 Internet Assisted Family Therapy and Prevention for Anorexia Nervosa. 19 Dissemination of Family-Based Treatment. 20 Conceptualizing Fidelity in FBT as the Field Moves Forward: How Do We Know When We’re Doing it Right?