The Training is run in association with CEDAR's Systemic Programmes

The training is run at University of Exeter

‌‌‌Enhancing Family Based Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders

Provided as part of the Systemic Series.


Mark Rivett Programme Director of Systemic Training University of Exeter. His clinical work has focused on ‘tier four’ services such as domestic violence, acute adolescent mental health and latterly adolescent sexually harmful behaviour.



Hannah Sherbersky Academic lead for the SFP CYP IAPT programme, including the Eating Disorder strand and Multi Family Therapy training. Her clinical and research areas include systemic practice within inpatient settings, and she also is Programme Lead for the new CYP Tier 4 Project at the University.



Ian Frampton is a Consultant in Paediatric Psychology in Cornwall and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research at the University of Exeter. He is a visiting Research Consultant to the Eating Disorders Research Team at Oslo University Hospital. His current focus is the neuroscience of eating disorders.



Chantal Bailey is a Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT therapist.  She has worked with children, young people and adults with eating disorders for 8 years.




Training Information

About the Course

There have been significant developments in rolling out family based interventions for adolescent eating disorders
in England including CYP-IAPT, Access and Waiting Times Initiative, Transformation funding and Community Eating
Disorder Service training. These have transformed CAMHS provision of eating disorder interventions. However, all
the available research confirms that between a fifth and a third of young people do not recover with these
interventions. They require help which might include in-patient stays or more long term therapy. Within the research
there are hints and guesses that might advise clinicians on when to enhance family based interventions.

This day will explore both the research and the clinical response to this research. We will outline how the use of
techniques from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Remediation Therapy and Attachment Based Family
Therapy can supplement family based treatment. The workshop is intended to be both experiential and one where
we share our experiences of providing enhanced help to young people and their families.


Who is the training for?

This workshop will be useful to all family therapists, systemic practitioners and psychotherapists. 


Date and venue

Friday 19th May 2017

Training is to be held at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Washington Singer Building, Perry Road, Exeter. EX4 4QG.

Room 105.


The cost of the event are outlined below:

Free to all within the South West Collaborative

Fee for Non-South West Collaborative Delegates: £95

Closing date for applications: 1st May 2017              

Please complete the following Booking Form and send to or post to: 

Sir Henry Wellcome Building, Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Perry Road, EX4 4QG.

‌Attendance will be limited to 30 places. It is advisable to book early as we expect demand to be high.