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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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We can also offer bespoke training packages and CPD events that are tailored to you and your team. If you would like to discuss this, please get in touch.


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Multi-Family Group Training: An Experiential Training 2024

April 24, 2024 - April 26, 2024


Supported by the Maudsley Eating Disorder Service

Multi-family group treatment is a growing evidence based intervention which is used as an
adjunct to single family therapy. The format draws on the experience of a number of families and increases motivation, commitment and a sense of sharing between them. This collective experience is balanced by the presence of staff members who guide families during a range of exercises and most crucially during lunch and snack times. The intensive days are spent in a range of ‘sub-groups’ including young people, siblings, and parents on
their own.

Multi-family groups have been adapted for a range of presentations including adult mental health issues, ADHD, and paediatric illnesses. This experiential training seeks to orientate clinicians into the full workings of a group. A number of the key exercises used in each group will be practiced and each participant will take up a role in a created family. The training will be suitable and beneficial for any clinician working with a diagnosis of eating disorder, whether in CAMHS or adult services. Significant systemic facilitation techniques will be demonstrated and later deconstructed. The Maudsley Manual for MFGT will be followed and adapted.

The course is three days long and will run from 24th to 26th April 2024. This training will be face to face in Room 237, Washington Singer Building, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QG.

The cost is £300 per person for the full training. Book online here now.

Mark Rivett is Co-Director of the Systemic Portfolio within CEDAR University of Exeter. He has a long history of running multi-family groups in South Wales.

Louise Cooper is a Family Psychotherapist in Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust and has also run groups throughout her career in adolescent eating disorders.


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