Training Schedule
Topics for the Course Include:  

Week One- June 13th, 2021

Topic Hour 1:  Overview of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: General

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Presenter:  Dr. Lucene Wisniewski

a.      Prevalence 

b.      Risk factors 

c.       Etiology 

d.      Assessment 

e.      Diagnosis 

 

Topic Hour 2: Overview of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Treatment

Presenter:  Dr. Lucene Wisniewski

a.      Research treatment literature on children and adolescents and EDs 

b.      FBT as the empirically supported treatment of choice for adolescent ED’s 

c.       How DBT and FBT work together: one model 

 

Overview:  

  • Using DBT language and skills without compromising FBT 

  • Creating behavioral targets  

  • Using DBT diary card with adolescent EDs 

 

Week Two – June 27th, 2021

Topic Hour 1: Getting Started with FBT for Eating Disorders: Phase I

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Presenter:  Melissa Gerson, LCSW

a.      Theoretical framework of FBT 

b.      Evaluation and assessment of the ED in FBT 

c.       Setting up treatment 

 

Topic Hour 2: The First Session

Presenter:  Melissa Gerson, LCSW

a.      Weighing the patient  

b.      Greeting the family in a sincere and grave manner 

c.       Taking a history of the ED in the family 

d.      Separating the illness from the patient  

e.      Charging the parents with the task of re-feeding  

f.        Preparation for the family meal 

g.      Differences between AN and BN adolescent patients in FBT 

 

Week Three: July 11th, 2021

Topic Hour 1: Executing the Family Meal & Remainder of Phase I

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Presenter:  Melissa Gerson, LCSW

a.      Weighing the patient 

b.      Therapist’s job during the family meal 

c.       One more bite 

d.      Siblings 

e.      What happens in the rest of phase I 

 

Topic Hour 2: Evaluating Treatment Progress and When and How to Add DBT to FBT

Presenter:  Dr. Lucene Wisniewski

a.      Week four evaluation 

b.      High expressed emotion 

c.       Common problems seen in treatment 

d.      Different models for adding FBT 

 

Week Four: July 25th, 2021

Topic Hour 1:  Phase II Goals: Helping the Adolescent Eat on Her Own 

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Presenter:  Dr. Michelle Lupkin 

a.      When is the family ready for phase II 

b.      Changes in the team 

c.       Weighing the patient 

d.      Supporting parents in the process of giving the responsibility back to the child 

 

Topic Hour 2:  Phase III: Dealing with Adolescent Issues  

Presenter:  Dr. Michelle Lupkin 

a.      Adolescent developmental issues in AN and BN  

 

Week Five: August 8th, 2021

Topic:  DBT Specific Treatment and Eating Disorders

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Presenter:  Dr. Lucene Wisniewski

a.      Research on DBT and FBT 

b.      Models of DBT for EDs 

c.       Adaptations  

 

i.Diary card 

ii.Telephone coaching 

iii.Treatment targets 

iv.Therapy interfering behaviors specific to ED’s 

v.Communication  

i.Consultation team 

ii.Consultation-to-the-patient