If you missed the recent F.E.A.S.T. conference in Dallas, I hope you'll watch the wonderful AED/F.E.A.S.T. collaboration, a live streamed webinar "Ask a Parents: What Clinicians Can Learn From Caregivers"
I'd love to provide this to all clinicians who are unfamiliar with Family-Based Treatment (FBT/Maudsley). These three families give a real insight into the challenges but also the opportunities of this approach.
There are many myths and odd misconceptions about FBT and this Q&A dispels most. These are not fairy stories of instant recoveries or of some formulaic treatment out of a book. These families are not describing something easy nor are they making it seem impossible. This is the real world of treatment: normal families facing extraordinary situations and facing them with professionals in a heroic way. I am so impressed with the clinicians who supported these families through the process, with AED and F.E.A.S.T. for putting on the event, and on the FBT Special Interest Group moderators, Mulheim and Waterhous, who were simply wonderful!