Family-based Treatment (FBT), also known as The Maudsley Approach, is an evidence-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
FBT is effective for adolescents newly diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (within the past 3 years) who require significant weight restoration in order to support health and well-being. FBT relies heavily on healthy family involvement in order to support therapeutic nutritional and emotional goals.
Typical length of treatment with FBT is 15-20 sessions. Interventions include:
- Parent support and education;
- Establishment of strategies to support weight restoration and nutrition stabilization;
- Assisting the adolescent to explore his/her identity and assume age-appropriate responsibilities.
Is Family-Based Treatment (FBT) / Maudsley Right for Your Family?
Family-Based Treatment is just one of the many treatment options we offer at A New Beginning for the treatment of anorexia in adolescents and children. Whether Maudsley is the right treatment choice for your child and family can be explored in a thorough assessment with our FBT / Maudsley eating disorder clinician, Dr. Amanda Kaplan. Dr. Amanda is well-trained in FBT and loves working with teens and their parents!
If you would like to learn more about FBT and/or see if this approach may be a good fit with your family’s needs, please contact us: 480-941-4247.