The Questioning Process in Maudsley Family-Based Treatment. Part 1: Deviation Amplification
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Maudsley family based treatment (FBT) continues to demonstrate promising evidence in the treatment of adolescent presentations of anorexia nervosa. In the earlier stages of this treatment modality, the process of empowering families, and in particular, helping parent to follow their natural instincts in making united decisions around re-feeding their child is critical. This paper aims to provide FBT practitioners with structured interviewing guidelines around the amplification of familial interactions around food, drawing on existing familial strengths and therefore empowering parents and families in their process of change. The questioning skills outlined are discussed in light of the theoretical tenets of the Maudsley FBT model.
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Contemporary Family Therapy
Volume 34, Issue 4 , pp 582-592
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- Anorexia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Maudsley family based treatment
- Family therapy
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- 1. The Redleaf Practice, 5 Redleaf Ave, Wahroonga, Sydney, NSW, 2076, Australia
- 2. Eating Disorder Service, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
- 3. School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia