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Family Based Therapy

Presented by Dr Andrew Wallis | 25, 26 October 2024

  • Starts 24 Oct
  • 795 Australian dollars
  • LIVE Online In-Person Training

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Service Description

Dr Andrew Wallis presents 12 hours of LIVE in-person online training in Family Based Therapy (October) | Zoom TIME: 9:00am - 4:30pm (AEST) TRAINING SUMMARY: Family Based Therapy (FBT) is an evidence-based, eating disorder-specific outpatient treatment first developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London in the 1980s. FBT is the current recommended first-line treatment for adolescents with AN and first became available in Australia in 2003 at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. FBT integrates concepts from several family therapy models in a developmentally sensitive framework and holds the basic premise that parents are the best resource to help their child recover from anorexia nervosa. The treatment is organised around three treatment phases across 12 months. FBT commences with a focus on parental leadership of the young person’s nutritional recovery and finishes with a focus on adolescent issues. The treatment is suitable for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa with a short course of illness. LEARNING OUTCOMES: - Theoretical background, framework and the role of the multidisciplinary team - Detailed description of treatment phases, key sessions and the therapeutic process - Discussion of clinical issues and processes to enable successful implementation - Guided role plays to help develop participants' micro-skill development *** NEDC has assessed this training as meeting the requirements outlined in the NEDC National Framework for Eating Disorder Training for an evidence-based treatment model training.*** It is expected that clinicians attending will have - Professional training and skills in child and adolescent mental health care - Knowledge and experience with adolescent eating disorders - Previous experience working with families is an advantage YOUR TRAINER: Dr Wallis is a clinical social worker and systemic family therapist with 30 years of experience. He established the first Family-Based Treatment program in Australia and has more than 30 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. In addition to clinical, academic and consultation Andrew is involved at a national level with eating disorder policy as a member of the NEDC executive committee and ANZAED Credentialing Governing Council. Andrew was awarded the ANZAED 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award for his contribution the Eating Disorder Sector in Australasia. Andrew’s primary role is Network Lead of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Eating Disorder Service.

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