This two-day introductory workshop examines the model underpinning the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), and the evidence supporting this approach. The tasks of the initial phase of treatment will be described, along with early- to mid-treatment tasks of developing a formulation and treatment plan. On the second day, the modules of Emotional and Social Mind, Identity and Thinking Style will be described, along with a session on relapse prevention and integrating this approach into teams. Throughout the workshop there will individual and small group exercises to embed learning.
Learning Objectives: In the Introductory section participants will learn: (1) key strategies for the initial phase of MANTRA; (2) to develop a collaborative MANTRA case conceptualization; (3) how to involve close others in treatment; (4) how to work with core maintaining factors such as emotional avoidance and cognitive inflexibility in AN; (5) how to modify work in the face of complexity and lack of progress.
Key Reading: Schmidt U, Wade TD, Treasure J. (2014). The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): Development, Key Features and Preliminary Evidence. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28, 48-71.