Adjunctive Therapies to FBT: What are the Additional Therapies That May be Added to FBT? And When Should They Be Added?

Image Description: Paper in window that reads "Mindfulness" Adjunctive therapies that go alongside FBT for Eating Disorders

In a previous post, I have discussed who is typically on an FBT team. In its traditional manualized form, the core team is a therapist, a medical doctor, and the parents. The team can also include a registered dietitian nutritionist (to guide the parents) and may include a psychiatrist. It is not uncommon for medical …

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On Empowering Parents—Not Pathologizing Them

Empowering Parents

I often write about the importance of including parents in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. My work is informed by my training in Family-based Treatment (FBT), which as a central part of treatment seeks to empower parents to help their ailing children with eating disorders to return to health. When asked why families …

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November 2016 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG events

The Los Angeles County Psychological Association Eating Disorders SIG will be hosting 2 events in November 2016 Tuesday, November 1 – 7 – 8:30 pm in LACPA Office (Encino) – DBT for Eating Disorders  Speaker: Charlotte Thomas, LCSW, Program Manager of Portland DBT’s Pathways to Mindful Eating Program Talk Description:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is …

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DBT Skills for Eating Disorders

DBT Skills for Eating Disorders

by Elisha Carcieri, Ph.D. Both cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders CBT-E, and interpersonal therapy (IPT) are effective treatments for bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and patterns of disordered eating that don’t meet criteria for diagnosis. CBT for eating disorders involves making changes to patterns of behavior and thinking that serve to maintain the vicious …

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