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Survive Fbt

Skills Manual for Parents Undertaking Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Child and Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

Häftad,  Engelska, 2018-12-13
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Are you struggling with Family Based Treatment?

Family Based Treatment (FBT) is viewed as the gold standard in treating adolescent Anorexia Nervosa and it currently produces the best evidence-based outcomes. However, the treatment is intensive and many parents commence unprepared despite their courage and willingness to take on the task of refeeding their ill child to health. Parents have desperately asked for more information to help them understand anorexia’s grip on their child and to survive the intensity of the treatment. This book was written to give these parents the tools to help them “see it through” to the end.

This skills-based manual clearly explains the treatment, providing invaluable information to help parents through each component. It outlines the obstacles and all the anorexic behaviors that will impede treatment and recovery. The aim of this manual is to ensure parents remain one step ahead of anorexia and that they “hit the ground running.”

This book is a valuable resource for parents commencing FBT and for parents struggling during treatment. It offers clear, practical advice and empowers parents to confront whatever the illness throws at them. It is also an important resource for clinicians and will help them guide their families through treatment.
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“an excellent and comprehensive overview of the treatment. this book was like having my

therapist constantly at hand to answer my questions when a difficult situation arose.” 

Sam Townsend, mother of girl, aged 13, suffering from Anorexia

“this manual is my number one resource for parents and clinicians involved in fbt. since

using this manual in my private practice, parents have routinely told me that the manual

has helped them feel empowered and knowledgeable about beating Anorexia. I highly

recommend clinicians use this manual as a companion to FBT to ensure consistency in the

information parents receive.”

Dr Linsey Atkins, Hope Family Clinic

“the path that parents take to help their child recover from an eating disorder is often

daunting and full of challenges. This manual - written with wisdom, warmth and

understanding - provides parent with practical information, helpful tips and inspiring advice

that will be useful as an adjunct to treatment.”

Dr Michele Yeo MBBS FRACP PhD, Royal Children’s Hospital

Övrig information

Maria Ganci is a Registered Clinical Mental Health Social Worker and Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. Maria has over 30 years experience working in Mental Health Services. Her past 12 years have been devoted solely to treating children and adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa and supporting parents through the treatment. Maria is also a faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and provides training, consultation and supervision to clinicians in the field.


Table of Contents

what is anorexia?

impact of anorexia on my child’s body 

what is family based treatment?

your treating team

refeeding my child

what makes it so hard for my child to eat?

food is medicine

tips to refeed your child

additional behaviors that impede weight gain

parental unity

how should i respond to my child?  

how do i manage my child’s distress?

resources for parents