Synopses & Reviews
This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child's weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent-child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures.
New to This Edition*Reflects the latest knowledge on AN and its treatment, including additional research supporting the approach.*Clarifies key concepts and techniques.*Chapter on emerging directions in training and treatment dissemination.*Many new clinical strategies.
This manual provides an authoritative and detailed description of the Maudsley approach, the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Unique in its focus on mobilizing parents and siblings as a resource in treatment, the approach is ideal for short-term treatment and has demonstrated effectiveness in controlled clinical trials. Featuring session-by-sesion intervention guidelines and in-depth case illustrations, this book will enhance the clinical armamentaria of child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, and others working with patients with eating disorders.
About the Author
James Lock, MD, PhD, is a child psychiatrist and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Stanford University. He is also Director of the Eating Disorders Program in the Division of Child Psychiatry and Psychiatric Director of the Comprehensive Care Program, an inpatient eating disorder program for children and adolescents, at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The author of numerous scientific publications on eating disorders in youth, Dr. Lock is a recipient of the Price Family Foundation Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association and Early Career and Mid-Career Development Awards from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD, is the Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Joint Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, San Francisco. He trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, where he was a member of the team at the Maudsley Hospital that developed family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa. He served on the faculty of the University of Chicago for over 16 years, and is now Emeritus Professor. The author of over 350 articles, books, book chapters, and published abstracts, Dr. Le Grange is a recipient of the Leadership Award in Research from the Academy of Eating Disorders and an NIMH Early Career Development Award. He is currently principal investigator for studies on treatment of both bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Background Information on Anorexia Nervosa2. Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa3. Phase I: Initial Evaluation and Setting Up Treatment4. Session 1: The First Face-to-Face Meeting5. Session 1 in Action6. Session 2: The Family Meal7. Session 2 in Action8. The Remainder of Phase I (Sessions 3–10)9. Session 8 in Action10. Beginning Phase II: Helping the Adolescent Eat on Her Own (Sessions 11–16)11. Phase II in Action12. Starting Phase III: Adolescent Issues (Sessions 17–20)13. Phase III in Action14. Summary of a Completed Case 15. Where Are We Going from Here?: Training, Dissemination, Clinical Practice, and Research