When considering the success of any mental health treatment for youth or adolescent patients, clinicians have to factor in one dilemma: I will likely not be as influential in my patient’s life as their immediate family unit. When dealing with the life-threatening reality of an eating disorder, the roles of parents and siblings have a much bigger impact on a patient’s recovery.
This episode of Menninger's Mind Dive podcast features practitioners of family-based treatment in eating disorders at Empowered U Recovery, clinical psychologist Dr. Terry Fassihi, social worker Janice Poplack and registered dieticians and certified eating disorders specialists Jill Sechi and Brandi Powell.
Join this episode alongside hosts Dr. Bob Boland and Dr. Kerry Horrell for advice for clinicians and parents about the realities of eating disorders and the importance of solidarity from the family system in a successful treatment and recovery journey.
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