Our expert panel includes Prof James Lock, a world leading authority on eating disorders and pioneer of the Family Based Treatment model for Anorexia Nervosa and Adolescent-Focused Therapy which is recognised as a best practice for the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adolescents by the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
James says, “Families should be involved in the care of their children with any illness, including eating disorders. The odd thing was leaving parents out in the first place. In our Program, parents help their children by learning how to prevent eating-disordered behaviors and promote normalized eating, and do so in a supporting and loving fashion.”.
James will be joined by Jeanne Magagna who is both a psychoanalytic child and family psychotherapist. I think her contribution to our thinking on eating disorders can not be overstated. She has written widely on the subject and insists no young person should ever die of an eating disorder.
Elizabeth Anscombe is Lead Psychotherapist at the Royal Free Hospital`s Adolescent Eating Disorders service, one of the largest CAMHS eating disorder services in the UK.
Shila Rashid is a leading Systemic Psychotherapist and has specialised in working with eating disorders. She will be sharing her understanding of the complex systemic and social factors that give rise to Eating Disorders.
Anna Oliver is an accredited practicing dietitian and believes her innovative therapeutic approach alongside dietary modifications, is essential for aiding her patients in their recovery.
They will be joined by our Experts by Experience, parents, and advocates Abiola Awojobi-Johnson and Alan Lofthouse, along with their children, to share their journeys dealing with eating disorders.
I invite you to join me for this exceptional event featuring some of the most knowledgeable and experienced clinicians and experts by experience in the field.
They will provide you with the latest information, enhance your understanding, and bring fresh hope and inspiration for your work with young people and their families struggling with eating disorders....
“There is no list of rules. There is one rule The rule is - there are no rules. Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to, as your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are, instead of who you think you are supposed to be.” - Shonda Rhimes...