Collaborative Care: The New Maudsley Model

Eat Disord. 2015;23(4):366-76. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2015.1044351. Epub 2015 May 26.


The aim of this article is to describe the rationale and practice of the New Maudsley collaborative care intervention for families of people with eating disorders. The intervention teaches carers the underpinning theory with practical examples on how to optimize their care giving, communication, and coping skills. This includes moderating high expressed emotion and reducing the tendency to accommodate and/or enable illness behaviors. Transcripts are used to give examples of this approach in action. The emerging evidence base indicates that this approach improves both carer and patient well-being and also is associated with a more efficient use of resources.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Caregivers / education*
  • Caregivers / psychology
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Family Therapy*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Stress, Psychological