Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Family therapy for anorexia: can it create closeness and containment in parent-adolescent relationships?

"In England, family therapy is recommended in the NICE guidelines as a therapeutic approach for anorexia. This study was carried out in Australia, and concerns a manualised family therapy aptly named Family-Based Therapy (FBT) (Lock & Le Grange, 2013). FBT is a 20-session therapy that starts by placing the responsibility for food and meals firmly with the parents, and then builds on the family’s reactions to this change through exploration of family communication and relationships."