Community Eating Disorders Service
Body size is not always the indicator that someone is in the grips of or developing an eating disorder. Hear from inspiring speakers who have had experience with these serious illnesses of the mind, which negatively impact physical, mental and social health.
Speakers include Dr. Family-Based Treatment FBT is recognised as the first line, evidence-based, early intervention model of care for adolescents with anorexia nervosa AN. FBT for AN has been developed and researched worldwide since the s. Presented by June Alexander. The use of the written narrative can enhance the effectiveness of eating disorders treatment. The training will involve didactic, interactive and experiential practise opportunities.
Prior knowledge of understanding assessing and treating eating disorders is assumed. The guidance and advice given is based on the experience of the eating disorder service at the Royal Free, which does not have specialised beds, but which is nevertheless considered to offer one of the best services in the UK.
Each element of the service will be considered from referral, inpatient and outpatient treatment, service evaluation and multi-disciplinary teamworking. Ties in with NICE guidelines, which highlight the need for local services for treating eating disorders Offers practical guidance on setting up a community model of treatment and on working within a multi-disciplinary team Based on the Royal Free experience — their Eating Disorders Service has twice been a finalist in the Hospital Doctor Team of the Year awards.
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Managing anorexia nervosa in the community
This is not outdated information Program directors, program coordinators, and health-care administrators involved with providing services for eating disorders patients will all want to see this book. It will give them a chance to contrast and compare what they're doing with what's outlined here, and so that they might re-envision what might be achievable locally.
After postgraduate training in general medicine he trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, was a family therapist and conducted research into control of eating behaviour at the institute of Psychiatry and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. In the last eight years at the Royal Free he has built up a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the community approach to eating disorders, minimising use of inpatient care and developing safe and effective ways to provide treatment for these distressing, debilitating and at times life-threatening conditions.
Our interdisciplinary treatment team consists of Social Workers, Psychologists, Dietitians and a Nurse Practitioner who work collaboratively in providing evidence based care. We offer individual, family and group therapy, caregiver support and nutritional counselling, based on best practice approaches for the treatment of eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Team
All referrals receive a telephone screening followed by a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment to better understand clients' current difficulties and treatment needs. Based on the assessment, treatment recommendations are discussed with our clients and families and an individualized treatment plan is developed. Treatment is focused on establishing and maintaining good physical and mental health.
Clients can self-refer only for the adult binge eating disorder group as long they are followed by their primary healthcare provider for medical monitoring.
For more information on our Eating Disorders Program, call us at ext.
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