The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) Training 2024
The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) Training Programme is a structured individual psychotherapy with integrated carer support designed for adults with anorexia nervosa. It is based on a psychobiological model of anorexia nervosa, developed with support from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. MANTRA is one of three NICE-recommended therapies recommended for use as a first-line treatment for anorexia nervosa. The MANTRA training is intended for qualified practitioners with a core mental health profession (such as psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, allied health professionals, and social workers) working in specialist adult or all-age eating disorder services. Service user and carer collaboration features throughout the program, from training design and delivery to evaluation and quality assurance.
The training is delivered in partnership by Maudsley Learning at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, and is funded by Health Education England.
Programme Director Prof Ulrike Schmidt stated, “MANTRA is a highly effective treatment, and our patients appreciate it. As developers of this treatment, we are thrilled that we will now be able to train therapists from all adult eating disorder teams in England. Ultimately, this means that patients will be able to choose from different treatment options suited to their needs.”
Programme Director Prof Janet Treasure said, “MANTRA has developed as part of an organic process, by which patients and carers have continued to contribute to the co-design and shaped the materials. This course will give health professionals both the core foundational elements and will also illustrate how new evidence can be integrated creatively.”
If you are a Service Lead or professional working in eating disorders services in England, please direct interest and inquiries about the program to MANTRA4NHS@slam.nhs.uk.
For more course options, explore our eating disorder basic awareness course to gain additional insights.
This training is exclusively designed for registered clinicians actively engaged in an NHS eating disorders service throughout England. Direct individual bookings for this training program are not accepted; instead, successful enrollment is contingent upon a thorough application assessment. Prospective trainees are required to request their service lead to initiate the recruitment process by reaching out to MANTRA4NHS@slam.nhs.uk and confirming their alignment with the initial eligibility criteria.
- Modularised course with hierarchy of procedures
- Treatment is delivered in weekly sessions followed up with monthly meetings
- Treatment may involve family or friends
- MANTRA is a NICE recommended therapy
- MANTRA is post qualification training aimed at clinicians and qualified practitioners
Discounted rates are available for group bookings. Please contact us for more information. Maudsley Learning has a full range of courses to meet the needs of your organisation. Most can be delivered to you flexibly and tailored to your requirements.
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