Table of Contents

Introduction and background information on anorexia nervosa.
Family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa.
Phase I : initial evaluation and setting up treatment.
Session 1 : the first face-to-face meeting.
Session 1 in action.
Session 2 : the family meal.
Session 2 in action.
The remainder of phase I (sessions 3-10).
Session 8 in action.
Beginning phase II : helping the adolescent eat on her own (sessions 11-16).
Phase II in action.
Starting phase III : adolescent issues (sessions 17-20).
Phase III in action.
Summary of a completed case.
Where are we going from here? : training, dissemination, clinical practice, and research. "This indispensable manual presents the Maudsley method, the leading family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets this approach apart is the central role played by parents throughout treatment. The authors are prominent experts who describe how to mobilize families to promote the patient's weight restoration and healthy eating, improve parent-child relationships, and get adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures"--