Anorexia and Bulimia Parent Education Group - Spring 2021

March 23, 2021 - 11:30am

Join our Anorexia and Bulimia Parent Education Group, moderated by one of our center therapists. These live, web-based sessions allow participants to learn in real-time, with other parents facing the same challenges. This group will begin on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, and occur every Tuesday at 11:30am ET. Registration is required. This parent group will follow the program outlined in Off the C.U.F.F., a parent skills manual written by Dr. Nancy Zucker to help parents assist their child with an eating disorder. The manual addresses skills parents need, regardless of the age of the child, and contains specific adaptations for adult children. In addition, the program was designed to not only help parents to assist their child with nutrition, but also to help their child address factors that may have made them vulnerable to developing the disorder in the first place, such as perfectionism. Perfectionism may interfere with the enjoyment of activities and fears of emotional experience that prevent them from attempting all meaningful aspects of life that have both joy and pain. Our strategy is to give parents the tools that they need to role model the skills we want to see emerge in the child. In this way, the whole family becomes stronger and an event which has been devastating the family becomes a source of increasing emotional closeness and support. There need to be at least 5 families registered for the series to hold this group.

Please email us at eatingdisorders@duke.edu if you are interested in registering!



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