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

by Bryan Lian, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

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.

Bryan Lian's Bio

Bryan Lian is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), specializing in eating & wellbeing through life’s transitions, namely adolescence into adulthood. He is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and an Approved Supervisor, both through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Bryan’s professional experience spans a variety of levels of care, healthcare systems, and treatment modalities. He has presented internationally at eating disorder conferences/workshops on Family Based Treatment, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a member of the board of editors for the Nutrition Care Manual for Eating Disorders.

Bryan’s academic training includes studying nutrition and biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, completing his dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Leadership Educators in Adolescent Health (LEAH) fellowship at Harvard’s children’s teaching hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and his Masters degree in Health Administration at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  He has also completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Avalon Yoga Studio in Palo Alto, CA, and a 50 hour Yin Yoga specialty training.

He currently lectures at Stanford University and counsels students as a part of their student wellness and health promotions team. He also manages his group private practice, Nutrition Support Clinic.

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