The goals of family therapy are to:
Educate family members about eating disorders and the recovery process
Instill new conflict resolution skills and communication strategies
Prepare family members for the patient’s return home (if applicable)
Help family members learn how to support their loved one’s recovery
Connect with other families to share stories and support (multi-family therapy)
Ensure that family members have a support network of their own and a healthy sense of self
With guidance, families can take care of their own needs while offering support and encouragement for their loved one.