CIRCUM MENSAM

Analyst and Consultant on family involvement in eating disorder care

www.circummensam.com

"Mobilizing client parents for lasting eating disorder recovery"

 

Improved eating disorder treatment outcomes correlate positively with involving parents during treatment. Compliance with emerging evidence-based treatment models can require both administrative and theoretical model changes. Laura Lyster-Mensh, award-winning educator and advocate on family-inclusive models of care will assist treatment providers and clinics with training and implementation of family-inclusive treatment.

 

Services:

 

·      Familiarize clinic staff with emerging evidence-based treatment models involving parents

·      Identify and troubleshoot obstacles to family-inclusive care

·      Address common misconceptions and opportunities around including parents

·      Adapt clinic policies around parents and siblings

·      Offer case studies from eating disorder clinic protocols around the world

·      Troubleshooting difficult parents

·      Ethical issues and privacy concerns

·      Issues around child abuse, parent mental illness

·      Working with separated or divorced & nontraditional families

·      Considering guardianship and medical proxy

·      Techniques for empowering parents within all treatment models

·      Confidential post-discharge surveys

·      Resources for parent self-care and psychoeducation

·      Organize individualized research materials, readings, and online resources for staff

·      Strategize financial management of family-inclusive care re insurance and payment

·      Analyze website and outreach materials

·      Facilitate networking among providers of family-inclusive care

·      Create strategies to reach potential parent families

·      Manualize family-inclusive policies

·      Organize trainings and classes

 

Clients:

 

Mental health professionals

Eating disorder clinics

Insurance companies

Non specialist mental health services

Professional organizations

Advocacy organizations

Medical schools, professional schools

School staff and school systems

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

Background:

 

·      Founder and past Executive and Policy Director for F.E.A.S.T., the only parent-led parent-focused eating disorder advocacy group in the world.

 

·      Experienced peer mentor alongside parents since 2003

 

·      Awarded Meehan/Hartley Award for Public Service and/or Advocacy by the Academy for Eating Disorders

 

·      Longtime member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and volunteer

 

·      Volunteer for Eating Disorder Coalition

 

·      Popular international speaker

 

·      Author of two books for parents about eating disorder treatment

 

·      Longstanding peer advocate for families

 

·      Organizer and host of two international eating disorder conferences for parents

 

·      Huffington Post Blogger

 

·      Editor for F.E.A.S.T.’s Family Guides

 

·      Supporter of eating disorder clinicians and clinics around the world offering family-inclusive and effective treatment and saving lives

 

 

 

Site visits. Includes written analysis and recommendations.

Presentations, seminars, and whole day trainings

Website analysis and recommendations

Phone consultations: $150 per hour

 

For purchase:

Family-inclusive treatment for treatment providers: better outcomes, improved job satisfaction

By Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

$25

 

What eating disorder clinics and providers need to know to incorporate family-inclusive policies and thinking into treatment. Better outcomes for patients, better job satisfaction for providers are both within reach for the forward-thinking treatment providers around the world ready to incorporate new research on the brain and evidence-based treatment outcomes.

 

Learn how to change existing practices and reexamine older paradigms in the role of parents and siblings in care. Read case studies on practices all over the world that are changing the formerly bleak prognosis for patients now able to recover faster, more robustly, and with long-lasting effects. Become familiar with the research driving innovative practices around the world and stories of both clinicians and administrators who were challenged and then surprised by changes they had not formerly imagined.

 

All clinicians and clinics want the best for sufferers of eating disorders, and their families. Those who have chosen to focus on this population of sufferers are some of the most passionate and caring clinicians in the world and yet these disorders have long had poor prognosis and lacked much if any real societal understanding of the condition. Recent advances offer a better future for both clinicians and their patients and families.

 

Learn how to incorporate these new paradigms into your practice and integrating them into existing services.

 

 

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The evidence that involving parents in eating disorder treatment improves outcomes is clear, but compliance with emerging evidence-based treatment models can require both administrative and theoretical model changes. Laura Lyster-Mensh, award-winning educator and advocate on family-inclusive models of care assists treatment providers and clinics with training and implementation of family-inclusive treatment.
 

Background:

 

·      Founder and past Executive and Policy Director for F.E.A.S.T., the only parent-led parent-focused eating disorder advocacy group in the world. 

·      Experienced peer mentor alongside parents since 2003 

·      Awarded Meehan/Hartley Award for Public Service and/or Advocacy by the Academy for Eating Disorders 

·      Longtime member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and volunteer 

·      Volunteer for Eating Disorder Coalition

·      Popular international speaker 

·     Active member of international advocacy community

·      Author of two books for parents about eating disorder treatment 

·      Longstanding peer advocate for families 

·      Organizer and host of two international eating disorder conferences for parents

·      Huffington Post Blogger

·      Editor for F.E.A.S.T.’s Family Guides

 ·      Supporter of eating disorder clinicians and clinics around the world offering family-inclusive and effective treatment and saving lives