Eating Disorder Focused Family Therapy Skills Workshop Series

  • Crows Nest, Sydney
  • 26 Sep, 2020 - 28 Nov, 2020

A series of three small group workshops to enhance confidence and develop skills interviewing and supporting families undergoing family therapy treatment for an eating disorder. These will be intensive small groups with a maximum of 10 attendees per session to adhere to COVID restrictions and will be run by Dr Andrew Wallis.

Each workshop will be highly practical and will help you to develop in session reflective skills to guide your interviewing. Structured guidelines will be practiced through guided role playing and discussion at each workshop.

Workshop One: Advanced Interviewing Skills (Saturday September 26, 9am-4pm, The Crows Nest Centre ) This workshop aims to help develop advanced interviewing skills by learning how to explore issues and intervene with a combination of statements, questions and tasks that are drawn from a range of family therapy models.

Workshop Two: Managing Difficult Family Dynamics (Friday October 23rd, 9am-4pm, The Crows Nest Centre) This workshop aims to develop the skills to manage complex dynamics that often present in session such as – helping the parents align, dealing with high express emotion, helping the young person participate, establishing collaborative problem solving between parents and their child, dealing with strong emotions in session and managing couple conflict.

Workshop Three: Managing common family meal challenges (Saturday November 28, 9am-4pm, The Crows Nest Centre)\ This workshop aims to develop confidence using the family meal in treatment by learning a structure for the meal session and practicing a range of scenarios that can occur. There will also be ideas using the meal more than once and implementing the meal to target a particular stuck point.

The cost of each workshop is $395.

If you have any questions, please email