CEED Training: Adapting FBT for Adolescent Eating Disorders Across Levels of Care: Incorporating "evidence based treatment" and "practice based evidence"
May 9, 2017 - 9:00am
19th April 2017

CEED Training: Adapting FBT for Adolescent Eating Disorders Across Levels of Care: Incorporating "evidence based treatment" and "practice based evidence"

Remarkable progress has been made in developing family based treatment (FBT) for adolescent eating disorders, although, there is a growing literature documenting the gap between research and clinical practice. 

The aim of this workshop is to increase understanding and enhance skills in the treatment of adolescents who have not been able to engage with treatment or benefit from FBT for their eating disorders.

The focus of the workshop will be on identifying key similarities and differences in “evidence based treatment” vs. “practice based evidence” while addressing:

  1. Adjunct treatments for FBT including Multi-Family Therapy
  2. Temperament based case conceptualization
  3. Integration of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  4. Parent Management Training and contracting

Ample time will be provided for question and answer sessions.

Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their own cases.

About Dr. Roxanne Rockwell:

Dr. Roxanne Rockwell is the Director of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Adolescent Eating Disorders Service. She has experience in the research, evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and paediatric obesity since 1999. She was one of the founding members of the UCSD Eating Disorders Program in 2005, and has been integrally involved in its development and expansion.

Dr. Rockwell played a primary role in devising and building the innovative individual and multi-family Intensive Family Therapy (IFT) programs and the adolescent day treatment and intensive outpatient programs.

As a certified Family-Based (i.e., “Maudsley”) Therapist, she served as the primary IFT program therapist for several years, and currently both conducts FBT with families and provides training and supervision in this modality for staff in the adolescent eating disorders program. She began a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for the adolescent programs in 2012 and continues to develop this important service.

Dr. Rockwell graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, and completed pre-doctoral internship at Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry which involved working with children and families dealing with various psychiatric illnesses. Her clinical and research work focuses primarily on eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and weight management issues. She serves as a LEAD Fellow and Diversity Champion for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego.


Roxie Rockwell Adapting FBT Flyer