Multi-Family Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa – 4-day training

Multi-Family Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa – 4-day training

About this event

CEED is excited to again be working with Andrew Wallis, clinical specialist social worker and family therapist from the Eating Disorder Service, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, to offer an intensive training workshop in Multi-Family Therapy for AN (MFT-AN). ). In 2014, CHW were the first service in Australia to systemically integrate MFT-AN as an additional treatment option for young people with AN. Andrew has been working with adolescents and their families for more than 20 years. In 2003 with colleagues at CHW, Andrew established the first Family-Based Treatment program for adolescent Anorexia Nervosa in Australia. He has been providing training, consultation and supervision in Australia and New Zealand for more than 10 years, and helping to support public and private services to implement family therapy approaches to adolescent problems. Andrew has trained extensively with the developers of MFT-AN since 2011, including facilitating MFT-AN at the Maudsley Hospital in the UK and co-facilitating MFT-AN training with Ivan Eisler in Sydney in 2015. Andrew has also provided supervision to the CEED team throughout CEED’s implementation of the MFT-AN program. The training will utilise material from the Maudsley MFT training with attention to the Australian context. Participants will: • - learn the key MFT-AN treatment concepts; • - experience the activities used in the 4-day workshop, and; • - understand the facilitation skills needed for successful implementation The workshop will run as an experiential group so participants will see the facilitation skills demonstrated and have an opportunity to practice. Many participants from the 2017 MFT training reported that the workshop was very helpful for their work as FBT clinicians. For further information on this exciting new treatment approach, please see: To register, please contact Sarah Trobe (03 8387 2094) or see the CEED website for further information:


Prior training and experience in FBT is required.

Contact Details

Person: Sarah Trobe

Phone: 0383872094



Andrew Wallis & CEED ,

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