General, Intermediate/Advanced and Dietetic streams by leading experts
International Cognitive Remediation Therapy expert presenting a 1-day intro workshop, followed by an optional 2-day masterclass
First-of-its-kind partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport on Nutrition in Athletes for Eating Disorder Dietitians
A Night at the Museum on Fri 11th (5-10pm), with a private guided museum tour followed by canapés & 2-course dinner, plus special guest speaker Ms. Kate Carnell AO: "Mental Health Reforms – The need for coordinated care based upon my experience”
1. The clinician’s notebook: treatment models, therapeutic approaches and practical applications for eating disorder management. Beth Shelton & Kim Hurst (Psychologists) & Gabriella Heruc (Dietitian)
The workshop is targeted specifically toward clinicians who would like an introductory understanding of therapeutic approaches and practical applications for eating disorder management. Topics covered will include dispelling the myths associated with eating disorders, early identification, screening and assessment of disordered eating, and admission criteria. Decision points around inpatient and outpatient treatment will be explored. An overview of evidence based treatment models for both children/adolescents and adults will be provided. There will be a specific discussion around the role of a dietitian in eating disorder management and finally an identification of useful resources and supports.
Understanding eating disorders & dispelling the myths
Overview of treatment models & practical applications
Family Based Treatment (FBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-e)
Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)
Guided self help
The role of the dietitian in treatment
Overview of resources and support
Dr. Beth Shelton Dr. Beth Shelton is a psychologist, consultant and educator in the areas of eating disorders and body image. She is senior clinician at Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED), providing complex case consultation, training and service development to the Victorian mental health system. Beth has a private practice, working primarily with people with eating disorders. Beth has developed and led an innovative community early intervention program at Monash Link Community Health Service and worked as senior clinician/coordinator of the adult outpatient team of Monash Health’s eating disorder treatment service. Beth also has a distinguished professional history as a contemporary dance artist, and is interested in the role of movement and body experience in evidence-based interventions for disordered eating and body dissatisfaction. Beth is president of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
Kim Hurst Kim Hurst is a Senior Psychologist and a founding member of the Gold Coast Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Eating Disorder Program (EDP). She has been delivering Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT) for over six years and is a credentialed therapist that provides training, supervision and consultation to clinicians across Queensland. Kim has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Enhanced (CBT-e) and utilises this within her practice. Kim has developed eating disorder clinical policies and guidelines and is focused on service improvement strategies to enhance treatment delivery. Kim is member of the Queensland State-wide Eating Disorders Advisory Group. She has presented at several local, national and international eating disorder conferences and has published work on FBT for adolescent anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Kim is currently undertaking a PhD at Griffith University examining augmented FBT, focusing on perfectionism.
2. Advanced issues in family therapy for child and adolescent eating disorders: Combining systemic practice and family based treatment Colleen Alford, Annaleise Robertson and Andrew Wallis
This workshop will look at practical ways to think about and intervene with common problems that occur providing family therapy for eating disorders. Often the treatment directives seem clear and the family engaged, but it remains challenging to help them implement persistent and consistent strategies, and maintain positive family relationships. Whether it's the strength of the disorder or pre-existing difficulties that are activated, therapists need to have ways to maintain the treatment goals but deal with the process issues occurring to prevent poor progress.
This workshop will show how systemic practices and family based treatment goals can be integrated to create a positive relationship framework that is developmentally sensitive for the adolescent and directly addresses barriers to progress, while maintaining the correct primary focus depending on where the family is in the sequence of treatment. Particular attention will be placed on addressing -
·Parental unity, capacity and motivation ·Strong emotions and distress ·Relationship enhancement and difficulties
The emphasis will be on interviewing skills, tasks and directives that can be applied whether you are working in a well-resourced team or private practice.
Presenters: Colleen Alford, Annaleise Robertson & Andrew Wallis are therapists in the Eating Disorder Service at The Children's Hospital, Westmead, and between them have more than 25 years experience providing family therapy and other interventions for child and adolescent eating disorders. The team are well known for their family therapy work and treatment development, providing a wide range of services including inpatient, outpatient family therapy, family admissions and an intensive day treatment program that integrates a multifamily therapy program. The team regularly provide consultation, training and supervision in Australasia and regularly present at ANZAED conferences and events.
3. Sports Nutrition in Elite Athletes for Eating Disorder Dietitians Louise Burke OAM, Bronwen Lundy & Nikki Jeacocke (Sports Dietitians) & Sports Psychologist, The Australian Institute of Sport
Elite athletes are often said to be goal-oriented, disciplined, resilient to pain and willing to do whatever it takes to win. Although often recognised as positive traits in a high performance environment, the very same traits also make athletes susceptible to disordered eating and eating disorders. This workshop, run by AIS Sports Dietitians and an AIS Psychologist, will provide a contemporary sports nutrition overview and cover a range of topics including the metabolic demands of elite athletes; current dietary fads in sports nutrition; low energy availability; resting metabolic rate; the female athlete triad and the role of body composition measurement with respect to performance and injury risk. The presenters will provide practical tips and advice on how to best work and interact with elite athletes. The workshop is designed for Dietitian’s working in Eating Disorders who are looking to learn more about elite athletes, their nutritional requirements and how to best work with them.
Louise Burke OAM, PhD, APD, FACSM Louise is a sports dietitian with 35 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She has been Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport since 1990. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Olympic Games. Louise’s publications include over 200 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and the authorship or editorship of several textbooks on sports nutrition. Louise was a founding member of the Executive of Sports Dietitians Australia and is a Director of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. She is a member of the Working Group on Nutrition for the International Olympic Committee and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to sports nutrition. Louise holds a Chair in Sports Nutrition in the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University.
Bronwen Lundy Bronwen is a senior sports dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport and the National Nutrition Lead for Rowing including extensive work with weight category athletes. She is accredited as an Advanced Sports Dietitian and has completed an IOC diploma in Sports Nutrition. She has spent 5 years in England as a Performance nutritionist with the English Institute of Sport and the British Olympic Medical Institute as the rehabilitation nutrition specialist.
Nikki Jeacocke Nikki has been a sports dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport for almost 10 years. She is an accredited Advanced Sports Dietitian, a Level 3 ISAK accredited anthropometrist and has completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition graduating with Distinction. She currently looks after the nutrition servicing of the Matilda’s (Australian women’s football team) and Men’s Artistic Gymnastic. Nikki’s current areas of interest include body composition manipulation in athletes, low energy availability and disordered eating/eating disorders in elite athletes.
AIS psychologist: details to follow
4. Interpersonal Therapy for Eating Disorders Liz Rieger Friday March 11, 2016
The primary aim of this workshop is to introduce attendees to using IPT in the context of eating disorders, either as a stand-alone treatment or as a component of Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) for eating disorders. Attendees will develop knowledge and skills for addressing interpersonal factors that are relevant to the onset, maintenance and response to treatment of these conditions. The workshop will entail:
Discussion of recent theoretical models (such as the transdiagnostic model) highlighting the interpersonal underpinnings of eating disorder symptoms;
Discussion of the research base for IPT in eating disorders;
Discussion and demonstration of skills for undertaking an interpersonal inventory so as to identify the interpersonal factors involved in the maintenance of eating disorder symptoms, and hence develop a formulation and treatment goals on this basis;
Presentation of key treatment strategies for targeting the interpersonal factors involved in the maintenance of eating disorder symptoms.
The workshop assumes a basic understanding of eating disorders including their diagnosis, epidemiology, comorbidities, aetiology, assessment and treatment. It is suitable for those with at least some clinical experience in the area of eating disorders who are seeking to gain skills in the assessment and treatment of interpersonal factors relevant to the maintenance of eating disorders.
5. Integrating Motivational Interviewing into a Cognitive-Behavioural Program for Obesity Liz Rieger Saturday March 12, 2016
The primary aim of this workshop is to introduce attendees to using CBT and motivational interviewing in the context of obesity. Attendees will develop knowledge and skills for addressing weight loss and maintenance in obese adults. The workshop will entail:
Discussion of recent debates in the obesity treatment literature concerning weight loss as a treatment target;
Discussion of the primary CBT strategies used for weight loss and maintenance; Discussion of the tone and techniques of motivational interviewing in the context of a CBT program for obesity;
Discussion and demonstration of the use of motivational interviewing skills for the support people of obese individuals.
The workshop assumes a basic understanding of obesity including its definition, epidemiology, comorbidities, aetiology, assessment and treatment. It is suitable for those working in the area of obesity who are seeking to gain skills in the assessment and treatment of obesity using a cognitive-behavioural and motivational interviewing approach.
Associate Professor Elizabeth Rieger Elizabeth Rieger is an Associate Professor and clinical psychologist in the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University. She specialises in eating disorders and obesity in her research, teaching and clinical work. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2001, which focused on motivational issues in eating disorders. She then undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Eating and Weight Disorders (University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University) where she was trained in interpersonal psychotherapy. She is a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, and has published widely, including peer-review journal articles, book chapters and books regarding the cognitive, interpersonal and motivational aspects of eating disorders and obesity. She has approximately 20 years of clinical experience that has included treating adults with eating disorders, medical patients with accompanying psychological problems, and obese children and adults in public and private hospitals, university clinics and private practice. She has taught clinical skills to diverse populations, including psychologists, medical practitioners and allied health professionals
6. Medical Aspects of Eating Disorder Management Warren Ward (Psychiatrist) & Michelle Williams (Paediatrician) Saturday 12 March: 9:00am - 12:30pm
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? Open to all clinicians who would like to better understand medical aspects of eating disorders, especially medical staff, GPs, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, allied health (dietetics, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy), psychotherapists and counsellors very welcome.
Topics covered: - Adults & paediatrics - Medical assessment & monitoring - Assessing medical risk - When to admit - Refeeding syndrome - Medical complications & their management - Clinical Practice Guidelines/Best Practice - The role of the GP - Physical, psychiatric & cognitive effects of starvation - Interactions between physical & psychiatric symptoms - Case examples - Athletes
Dr Warren Ward Dr. Ward was the Secretary of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) from 2009-2013. He is the Director of the Eating Disorder Service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Warren Ward graduated in medicine at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1987 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in 1995, later serving as a member of the Fellowships Board for the RANZCP and as Chair of the RANZCP Committee for Training. He obtained a Graduate Certificate in Management (Queensland Health) from QUT in 2001. In his current position as Director of the RBWH Eating Disorders Service, he provides leadership of the Qld Eating Disorder Outreach Service which provides state-wide education, training, consultation-liaison, tertiary assessment and treatment services, and advice on state-wide planning and service development for patients with eating disorders. He is also Chair of the Eating Disorders Advisory Group, Qld Health. He regularly provides education and training in the area of eating disorders to physicians, general practitioners, psychiatrists, mental health clinicians, carers and others. He has published several articles in the area of eating disorders with special interest in models of service. He is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders
Dr Michelle Williams Paediatrician, Royal Hobart Hospital
Details to follow
7. Introduction to Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren (Clinical Psychologist) Saturday 12 March
Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) is a relatively new but very promising treatment that targets the underlying cognitive styles that seem to contribute to the pathogenesis and maintenance of anorexia nervosa. The treatment focuses on how our patients think rather than whatthey think of - on the process of thought rather than the content. The aim of CRT is to identify and target the cognitive impairments specific to each patient, to motivate the patient to engage in meta-cognitive processes and to explore alternative strategies. Clinicians of all disciplines, and nurses, milieu therapists and researchers are invited to join this 1-day introduction to cognitive remediation therapy (CRT), during which we will explore the background and development of CRT for eating disorders, and its application for individuals suffering from anorexia nervosa. There will also be some familiarisation with the materials used in treatment.
Dr. Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren works as a senior researcher at the Regional Department for Eating Disorders, in Oslo, Norway. Her PhD was a feasibility trial of cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa, and her research can be found in some of the leading peer reviewed eating disorders journals. She arranges CRT workshops worldwide, and is the co-founder of the European CRT Network. Her main professional interests lies within eating disorder treatment and assessment.
8. Advanced Masterclass in Cognitive Remediation Therapy: Putting it into Practice Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren (Clinical Psychologist) Sunday 13 - Monday 14 March
The advanced masterclass is suitable for those wishing to implement CRT in their clinics. Similarly to the introductory course, professionals of all disciplines are welcome to join in. Short lectures, role-plays, group work and thorough familiarisation with CRT material, i.e. games and exercises will make up this interactive course. The focus will be to learn how to help our patients to enhance thought processes such as cognitive flexibility and central coherence through playing games and solving puzzles in a positive and light-hearted atmosphere.
The topics in the workshop include:
A short introduction to the theoretical background of CRT
What does CRT research tell us?
Adult and adolescent CRT - what is the difference?
Family, individual or group CRT - Which do you choose?
The practicalities of delivering CRT in a clinical setting