FBT/Maudsley training scheduled for September in Chicago

If you are a psychotherapist looking for training in the Family-Based Maudsley approach, there's good news!

The Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders will conduct a 2-day workshop on FBT for adolescents with eating disorders this September 13 and 14 at the University of Chicago. For more detail and registration, visit: www.train2treat4ed.com.

It is my hope - no, expectation - that this type of training will become standard and even required for all clinicians treating adolescent eating disorders. NOT having such training strikes me as very odd and indeed questionable when FBT is the treatment with the best evidence of success as first line of intervention. I can understand a clinician deciding not to use FBT in a certain case but can't understand not offering it at all when you are treating this population.

It is time to stop calling it "new" or "controversial." We need to start treating it as normal and expected - making other interventions less necessary and more specific.


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