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Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)

An Introduction to Model, Evidence and Treatment Skills:

3rd - 4th of April 2017

Presented by: Professor Ulrike Schmidt & Members of the Maudsley Eating Disorders Team

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a highly distinctive disorder at the brain-body interface. Whilst therapeutically ‘malleable’ early on, once established it is remarkably persistent. Treatments for adults have had limited efficacy. We have developed a novel psycho-biological out-patient therapy for AN (The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for adults, MANTRA), refined in an iterative experimental and translational process. Treatment targets are key maintaining factors, including [a] a thinking style characterised by rigidity, detail focus and fear of making mistakes, [b] an in-expressive, avoidant emotional and relational style, [c] positive beliefs about the utility of anorexia for the person, and [d] a response of close others characterised by high expressed emotion and enabling of and accommodation to the illness. These maintaining factors are addressed in the context of the patient’s underlying temperament. Evidence from large trials suggests that MANTRA produces excellent outcomes, patients prefer MANTRA to other treatments, and those with more severe AN show greater treatment gains with MANTRA compared to gold-standard comparison treatment.

This two-day interactive, experiential, intermediate level workshop will teach participants key elements and techniques of MANTRA for different stages of treatment and how to sequence and integrate these in the treatment of adults with AN.  

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn: (1) key strategies for the initial phase of treatment; (2) to develop a collaborative MANTRA case conceptualization; (3) how to work with core maintaining factors such as emotional avoidance and cognitive inflexibility in AN; (4) how to involve close others in treatment. 

All participants will receive workshop handouts, their own personal copy of the MANTRA manual, key papers and guidance materials for therapists.

• Standard Fee: £300

(Registration includes lunches, refreshments, the delegates pack with presentations, MANTRA manual, key papers and guidance materials for therapists and CPD certificate)

• Booking: All bookings should be made through the King's College eStore.

• Click here to book your place: MANTRA2017 (booking opens 03.01.2017)

• Click here for the programme: MANTRA2017 Programme

This event is CPD certified and equivalent to 10 CPD points

Where: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience [IoPPN]

King's College London - Denmark Hill Campus

Seminar Room 1&2 - IoPPN Main Building

16 De Crespigny Park | London SE5 8AF

When: 3rd to 4th of April 2017 (9am - 5pm)

Availibility: 35 places available



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