Family Based Treatment (FBT) training opportunities 2019

We are pleased to announce two important workshops held by Kellie Lavender from NZEDC early 2019.

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Family Based Treatment (FBT) is a behavioural treatment empowering parents to manage their child’s eating disorder through a firm, compassionate focus on renourishment efforts with gradual transition of control over eating back to the adolescent to enable a quick return to normal child or adolescent development, reflected in both eating behaviour and daily life.

Introduction to Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

The introductory workshop is suitable for clinicians interested in working with children and adolescents with eating disorders, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists and medical practitioners. It will provide a good understanding of the background and theory of FBT. 

Date: Thursday 28 February, 9am - 5pm
Location: Remuera, Auckland
Cost: $ 299.- (incl. GST)**
Registration Form  
Info Sheet


Advanced Practices in FBT - "Getting it right from the start and keeping on track" 


Family Based Treatment is well established as the best evidence based treatment for adolescents presenting with anorexia nervosa. However, treatment fidelity remains an issue and many clinicians may be making fundamental mistakes that will have an impact on treatment success. This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss and practice different case scenarios that may occur in sessions one and two of FBT and the transition to phase two. There will also be the opportunity to have current cases supervised as part of the day. 

Date: Friday 1 March 2019, 9am - 5pm
Location: Henderson, Auckland
Cost: $ 299.- (incl. GST)**
Registration Form
Info Sheet

**Price for both trainings: $529.- (incl. GST)


For any other information and/or to register with your completed registration form, please email kathrink@nzedc.co.nz.