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Content: This course is designed for psychological therapists working with eating disorder patients, who wish to learn the foundations of MANTRA (the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults). MANTRA is a highly effective outpatient therapy tailored to the specific needs and characteristics of people with AN. 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. In 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended MANTRA as a first line treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive practical guide to the treatment of anorexia nervosa using MANTRA. It starts with an overview of the MANTRA model, focusing on its treatment implications. Each of the steps in treatment is then described and illustrated with case material and supporting videos.

Trainers: Prof. Ulrike Schmidt, Dr. Karina Allen, Prof Janet Treasure

Learning Objectives: The course will: (1) increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the MANTRA model and applying this to patients with anorexia nervos; (2) understand differences and similarities between MANTRA and other evidence-based treatments for anorexia nervosa (3) increase participants’ awareness of key issues and problems in carrying out MANTRA therapy.

At this event

Ulrike Schmidt

Professor of Eating Disorders

Janet Treasure

Professor of Adult Psychiatry

Karina Allen

Clinical Psychologist