Supporting a Loved One With An Eating Disorder: An Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Approach Ashley Skinner MSW, RSW (she/her)
November 19 / 1:00PM-3:00PM EST
This workshop will offer parents and caregivers an introduction to emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT) to help support their loved one struggling with an eating disorder. EFFT is a treatment model designed to empower parents and caregivers to take on an active role in their loved one’s mental health and wellness. Participants will learn the skills and be provided with experiential opportunities and ways to respond a loved one’s statements such as “I feel fat”; “I want to restrict” and “I want to purge.”
Participants will also have an opportunity to begin to identify, understand and transform their own emotions that can get in the way of their best efforts to support their child. Within the EFFT framework the skills are referred to as “advanced caregiving skills” as they are not required under typical circumstances but can help can help when your typical parenting approaches are not feeling effective.
Participation in the workshop can be either active or passive.
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