Family-Based Treatment, also known as the Maudsley Method, is an outpatient form of treatment for medically stable eating disorder patients that puts parents in charge of nourishing their child with the therapist acting in a coaching and supportive role.
Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program is one of the only programs in the state that uses Maudsley in all levels of care and several of our therapists are certified in Family-Based Treatment by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. The principles of this method are introduced when the patient enters our partial hospitalization program and are continued as he or she graduates to our intensive outpatient program.
During our multifamily meals, parents and patients eat together in a therapeutic environment. Therapists and nutritionists are on hand to provide coaching and assist with meal portioning, supervision and interruption of eating disordered behaviors.
The Eating Disorders Program is located at Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center.