Family-based treatment (FBT) for eating disorders is an outpatient therapy where parents are the main resource in treatment. The therapist supports the parents to do the work nurses would have done if the patient were hospitalized to a specialist inpatient-refeeding unit. Once starvation has been resolved, the parents are tasked to encourage the patient to resume adolescent development, unencumbered by the eating disorder. Recently, many new adaptations of the FBT intervention have been developed for addressing the needs of special populations. This book chronicles these novel applications of FBT in a series of chapters authored by the 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?
About the Editors:
Katharine L. Loeb, PHD is an associate professor of psychology in the PhD program in clinical psychology at Farleigh Dickinson University. She is also an adjunct associate professor in and was the founding director of the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Daniel Le Grange, PHD is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and director of the Eating Disorders Clinic at The University of Chicago. He has written extensively on family-based treatments for eating disorders in children and adolescents.
James D. Lock PHD, MD is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford School of Medicine.