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Cedar and Cedar Create offer a wide-ranging portfolio of CPD courses to support individual and service development.

Many of our CPD courses are open to the public, while some are for specific professional communities.

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FT-AN 4-Day Intensive Online Training

December 4, 2023 @ 9:30 am - December 12, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


In collaboration with the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, this intensive 4-day training provides an overview of the Family Therapy for Eating Disorders model (FT-AN), often referred to as the Maudsley Approach. This treatment model places strong emphasis on family working and involvement, and supports the family to take a more active role in finding ways to overcome their child’s difficulties. The course also provides an understanding of other disordered eating diagnoses including Bulimia Nervosa.


  • To introduce the research base and theoretical underpinning of the Maudsley approach and support theory to practice understanding. To promote evidence-based practice in the treatment of Eating Disorders (NICE, 2017).
  • To provide an overview of the systemic philosophy and ethos of this
  • To support and emphasise good team and collaborative working and provide space for staff to reflect on their treatment pathways and MDT
  • To support the development of the skills and knowledge required to start applying this model in clinical

The course is suitable for:

Clinical staff working within a multi-disciplinary CYP team working directly with young people with diagnosed eating disorders and disordered eating, including Nurses, Psychologists, Family Therapist, Psychiatrists, Dieticians and Paediatricians for example. Teams are encouraged to send a minimum of 3+ staff per team to embed good practice and develop treatment pathways. This course is not offered as an alternative to the PgDip in Systemic Family Practice, but as an adjunct for the wider team.

Delivery: This training will be delivered on a secure Zoom link. Teaching will consist of a mixture of online live and pre-recorded lectures and activities. It is four days long on 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th December 2023 and will run from 09:30-16:30 each day. For enquiries, please contact: CREATEprojects-cedar@exeter.ac.uk.

This course costs £380 for the four days of training. To book your space, please visit this website.


The staff team are experienced trainers with a national and international profile, who contributed to National CYP ED Training Programme (2017). There will also be contributions from other members of the Exeter family therapy training team.

Professor Hannah Sherbersky – Associate Professor/ Deputy Director of CEDAR & Co-Director of Systemic Portfolio

Mark Rivett – Co-Director of Systemic Portfolio & CYP IAPT ED Lead

Bob Williams – Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Thomas Reid – Systemic Psychotherapist and Lecturer in Systemic Practice