The Need for Mentalization in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

The Need for Mentalization in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

In the polarised world that we now find ourselves in, finding out about ‘the other’ has become increasingly difficult.

The essential skill of mentalisation, the art of debate both with others and within ourselves is under attack.

In this talk there is curiosity about how this might relate to the experience of suffering from anorexia and in turn how we might use our own experience of polarisation to help us to reach out and help patients with anorexia who can struggle to relate to their internal selves, their bodies, as well as others and the external reality.Dr S. Lisa Mukherjee has held the position of Chief of Mental Health Services and Clinical Lead of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She trained initially in paediatrics before training to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic in London. During the last 17 years, as a consultant, she has gained experience in clinically leading specialist national in-patient and out-patient eating disorders services within the NHS in London. She has set up innovative successful services that aim for full recovery. The most recent of which was long listed for an ACAMH award. Her holistic approach aims to understand the heart of the illness for each individual so that every young person and family can find their own personal way back to themselves. Dr Mukherjee is passionate about working collaboratively with her colleagues to achieve the best outcomes for the young people and their families. She believes it is the team’s job to help the family team, to reconnect and find each other again, despite an eating disorder’s attempt to keep families apart.

  • Data: 16.05.24 (h. 17.30) - 16.05.24 (h. 19.30)
  • Parole chiave: aed, DAN, online, webinar
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