Parents and caregivers can learn these skills and take on these roles regardless of their child’s level of motivation or involvement in formal treatment. It is a lifespan approach that can be delivered with individuals only, parents and caregivers only, and with families.
EFFT was initially co-developed by Drs. Adele Lafrance and Joanne Dolhanty as an adjunct to therapy for eating disorders. Click here for information on its applications for this population. It has since grown in scope to include general mental health issues and its base of support has expanded to include many other researchers and clinicians.