This series is designed to provide in-depth education for dietitians treating eating disorders on how to support individuals and families impacted by an adolescent’s eating disorder.
“I highly recommend this program for any RD who works with EDs, especially those who work with adolescents. As an ED RD transitioning from working in higher levels of care to outpatient, this information is extremely helpful to navigate treatment in a less structured setting. The information is also saturated with evidence-based research which increases my confidence when working with this population.”
~ Laura Henson, RD, LDN
“FBT is a positive, forward-thinking approach, seeking to find solutions and strategies.”
A paradigm shift: Parents and caregivers are part of the solution, rather than stigmatized as the cause of adolescent ED
A solution: leverages family wisdom to pave the way towards recovery, with essential techniques and skills for externalizing the illness, aligning against the ED, and focusing on the task of re-nourishment.
A team effort: Several professional consensus statements advocate for multidisciplinary treatment for ED, yet FBT, the best-supported treatment modality for adolescent ED, leaves out a golden-opportunity. RDs are valuable, as nutrition coaches/therapists; more accessible, as first-responders; and are evidence-based, as Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) providers.
You have an incredible gift as a dietitian – you can help a teen recover and get back on a path to finding a life that is meaningful, connected, and joyful. Dietitians have a unique skillset and the ability to support teens and families with Family Based Treatment-Infused Nutrition Counseling.
“Modified FBT is a therapy which puts the parents in the lead role for decision-making, and utilizes support and recommendations from therapy, nutrition, educational, medical, and movement clinicians.”
“FBT is a paradigm shift. Parents and caregivers are part of the solution, rather than stigmatized as part of the cause of adolescent ED”
“The ‘Working with Adolescents and Their Families in Eating Disorder Treatment’ course was well worth the time and investment. Working with adolescent patients has been one of the most challenging areas of treatment in my practice. I am always looking for new ways to be an effective dietitian with this specific and vulnerable population group. This course provided a wealth of information on the underlying principles behind the family-based treatment and specific strategies on how to implement these principles in a practical way. It both affirmed the interventions I apply in my practice and introduced new ways to approach dietary treatment with adolescents and families. I look forward to having access to this program as I continue to refine my skills as an RD specializing in eating disorder treatment.”
“This EDPro Symposium is a great course, led by experts in the field of nutrition intervention for adolescents with eating disorders. Each expert offers a different perspective, supported by relevant research, that I will use to expand my practice. The combination of presentations, articles and discussion has inspired me to consider the larger perspective of adolescent eating disorder treatment. I would highly recommend this program for both dietitians getting started with adolescent treatment and dietitians who are looking for updated information on how to best treat teens and adolescents.”