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The purpose of the Institute is to disseminate evidence based treatments for child and adolescent eating disorders. No current strategies are available for clinicians wishing to have such training in a systematic and quality-controlled manner. In addition, the Institute will help provide both insurers and families with information about family based treatment and the skills mastered by clinicians.

The Institute provides several levels of training for interested clinicians.

  1. Basic introduction to key intervention models
  2. Specific training in key models
  3. Certification for treatment in key models
  4. Certification to provide advanced  training of treatment in key models
  5. Training in incorporating evidence-based treatment models for child and adolescent eating disorder in clinical services and program development



Institute Workshops
"Family Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa"

Clinicians are invited to join these 2-day workshops to discuss the application of Family Based Treatment of adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. Lecture and role plays will be used in this interactive course. The registration fee is $600/$400 (trainee/student fee*). Register here.

San Francisco, California - NOW CLOSED

  • February 25 & 26, 2017
  • Day 1: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Day 2: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
  • Facilitators: James Lock, MD, PhD and Kara Fitzpatrick, PhD

Please contact Managing Director Kristen Anderson at to be added to the wait list.

Teaneck, New Jersey (Fairleigh Dickinson University):

  • May 21 & 22, 2017
  • Day 1: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Day 2: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch will be served on day 1 and 2
  • Facilitator: Katharine Loeb, PhD

Advanced Workshop - FBTTAY - NOW CLOSED
"Family Based Treatment for Transition Age Youth" 

This advanced workshop on family based treatment for transition age youth with eating disorders is an opportunity for clinicians to gain further training on the adaptations of FBT for the young adult population. This workshop is designed for clinicians from various professional backgrounds and those who work in post-secondary settings. We will discuss how to tailor FBT from a developmental framework. Attendees will utilize lecture, role-plays and discussion of case examples to illustrate this model. Participants must have attended a Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Introduction to Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa workshop. The registration fee is $400/$250 (trainee/student fee*). 

  • February 27, 2017
  • UCSF San Francisco, California
  • Presenters: Kristen Anderson, LCSW and Gina Dimitropoulos, PhD

*Individuals are only eligible for the trainee rate if they are a current student enrolled in a mental health related graduate program, post-doctoral fellowship, or in the process of getting licensed (e.g. LSW to LCSW). Provide appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility for the discounted rate.

Note: There are no CME or CEU credits for any Institute courses.  Attendees will be receiving training from experts in Family-Based Treatment for use in therapeutic practice or expansion of knowledge of therapeutic approaches for eating disorders.