Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders — a mother’s perspective

This podcast continues to discuss Family-Based Therapy for eating disorders.

In this podcast I talk to Amy Cunningham — mother of last week’s guest, Emma Cunningham. Last week we heard Emma’s story of family-based therapy from the perspective of a child who had recently been through the process. If you didn’t listen to last week’s episode you can do so here.

Amy tells us about the process of putting a child through family-based therapy. From diagnosis to close to full recovery.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • Genetics of eating disorders and how they run through families.
  • Amy’s own experience with Anorexia and Bulimia.
  • How Amy recognized her daughter’s eating disorder.
  • Managing family-based therapy with school, work, and travel.
  • Working with other family members to administer family-based therapy.
  • Eating disorder advocacy and what needs to be done in order to make these illnesses better treated.

Amy now works as an advocate for family-based therapy and other aspects of eating disorder treatment and understanding. You can find out more about the advocacy part of our conversation via the following links.

International Eating Disorder Action 


World Eating Disorder Action Day

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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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