1st Edition

Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders New Applications

Edited By Katharine L. Loeb, Daniel Le Grange, James Lock Copyright 2015
    474 Pages
    by Routledge

    474 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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?


    Katharine L. Loeb, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology in the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She was the Founding Director of the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she maintains an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry appointment.

    Daniel Le Grange, PhD is the Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics, and Joint Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, San Francisco.

    James Lock, MD, PhD is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics 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 at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Clinics.

    "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