ADOLESCENT/Young Adult & FAMILY PROGRAMMING
Adolescents and young adults (including college-aged patients) with eating or feeding disorders are most effectively treated with family involvement. Our adolescent programming includes a multidisciplinary team and use of Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT) to aid in targeted resolution of eating disorder symptoms. FBT includes family sessions with a therapist and the parents/caregivers and child. FBT has three phases. Phase 1 focuses on weight restoration, Phase 2 targets adolescent management of food and eating, and Phase 3 addresses adolescent and family issues (e.g., communication, applying limits, etc). In addition to family sessions with a therapist, parents are required to complete an 8 week series on parenting children/adolescents with an eating disorder.
FBT PARENT TRAINING AND SKILLS CLASS
As part of our FBT programming, we offer a FBT Parent Training and Skills Class. The class is required for the first 8 weeks of treatment in FBT and is from 5pm-6pm on Wednesday. Skills class is free of charge.
After the first 8 weeks, the class is optional and most parents choose to remain in the class until Phase 3 of FBT.