This workshop provides an opportunity for clinicians and services to discuss and explore how to harness the resource that is families and carers within adult treatment in order to achieve more effective recovery outcomes. There is growing evidence in that utilising families and supports in eating disorders treatment can support recovery oriented behaviours in the home setting with the aim of reducing hospital admissions and length of treatment. Effectively supporting families and carers is also known to reduce eating disorder symptoms and decrease carer burden. Using a symposium style of workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from a range of different presenters on practical strategies for integrating and including families and carers in a range of treatment models, how to address the challenges that come with working with an adult population with eating disorders, and what are the legal and policy enablers or barriers to family/carer enlistment in treatment.

This event will cover:

  • Consider the role of families and carers in supporting effective recovery
  • Understand the rationale/importance for families and carer inclusion in assessment, treatment and recovery
  • Hear from services about the benefits they’ve experienced with working with carers in adult treatment
  • Consider skills in supporting families with emotional and meal support coaching
  • Understand the legal obligations of mental health services to clients and families/carers, including confidentiality and infor
  • Hear clinical examples of transformational family inclusive practice

Categories: Assessment & intervention, Families & carers
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Intermediate
Lifespans: Youth, Adult

Friday 17 May 2019
09:00 to 17:00
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Specific location and venue confirmed by provider upon registration.

Clinicians employed in Victorian public mental health services: $95.00
Other health professionals: $230.00

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Provided by The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED)
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