Weeks 2 & 3: Family Based Treatment Phases In-Depth

by Anna Oliver, RD, BSc, BPhEd, PGDipDiet (Hons.)

The second and third weeks of the series will train attendees on the individual phases and overall process of FBT. Designed to inform RDs on how they can explain what FBT is to families and healthcare providers, these talks will build a solid foundation and framework for how a dietitian can promote the FBT phases and tenets.

  • Part 1: Part 1 – Intro to FBT Tenets & Therapeutic Underpinnings
  • Part 2: Intro to FBT Phases & Registered Dietitian Advocacy

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the FBT phases for RDs
  2. Be able to explain the process to families and healthcare providers
  3. Describe the role dietitians have in promoting FBT phases and tenets
  4. Discuss the ways dietitians can use FBT in various practice settings.

Anna Oliver's Bio

Anna conducts a private practice in London and serves as the Chair of the London Eating Disorder Dietitians Group.  She has primarily dedicated her career to nutritional counselling, supervising and teaching in the treatment for eating disorders across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults); and has been working in the eating disorder field since 2007 (including both inpatient and outpatient treatment within the public and private sector).

Anna has developed a special interest in working with children and adolescents, and has aligned her practice with FBT whilst working within multidisciplinary teams and in her private practice.  She has completed a graduate certificate in ‘Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations’ (accredited by The Association of Family Therapy); and training in enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-E).

Recently, Anna co-authored the ‘The clinical guidelines for dietitians treating young people with anorexia nervosa – family focused approach’ to support the UK’s National Eating Disorder Team Training (published January 2019); and will be starting a PhD focusing on evaluating the usefulness of Dietitians working with young people with anorexia nervosa using a family focused approach, and further developing the clinical guideline.

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