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Parental experiences of family based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

This short paper presents 2 qualitative family based treatment for anorexia nervosa studies.

The first study explores the contribution that fathers make to treatment and the second builds on this, by looking at parental perceptions of changes in family relationships across the course of treatment.

In combination these studies identify ways for clinician’s to involve parents in an effective way.

Karen McMahon & Karen Johnston

Karen & Karen have both worked as family based treatment therapists and have undertaken qualitative research studies focused on the paternal & parental experience of treatment.