Bloch Behavioral treats adolescents with eating disorders through outpatient Family-Based Treatment (FBT) sometimes referred to as “Maudsley”. This treatment is a 3 phase approach that works to empower parent’s to manage their child’s eating disorder through a firm and compassionate focus. The practice coaches parents on how to re-nourish their child back to health, then coaches the family in transitioning nourishment choices back to the adolescent. The ultimate priority is on a return to normal development in eating and daily living.
FBT is currently recognized as the first line of treatment for child and adolescent eating disorders. It has been found to be effective with individuals under the age of 18, who have been ill for less than three years. The treatment is a family treatment conducted over the course of one year on average. More information on FBT can be found here.