He says: "The key ingredient of the effectiveness of Parent-to-Parent meetings in the Maudsley Model is the message that both sets of parents receive regarding their own efficacy, their own capacity to stand up to the anorexia and gradually win."
Rhodes refers to "insider knowledge," a phrase used by the the therapist, David Epston , to distinguish it from "the outsider knowledge of the professional."
"Circulating insider knowledge from one successful set of parents to one who are still starting and whose potential is still hidden can be a powerful experience, more powerful, at times than standard Maudsley sessions."
Wow. I see that all the time now at " Around the Dinner Table ." Parents who have been through it staying around to encourage newer families to find that potential, that power.
The families at Westmead receive both clinical and peer authority to take on the task of supporting their children through recovery. May this approach grow and spread!