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Compassion-Focused Therapy For Eating And Body-Image Concerns

Locations & Dates: Sydney: September 18; Brisbane: October 31
Cost: Early Bird registration open now for just $299.00People with eating and body-image concerns generally experience high levels of self-criticism, self-directed hostility and shame. Furthermore, these individuals tend to have difficulties generating and activating affiliative and self-soothing emotions.

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) was developed specifically to addresses these issues in presentations resistant to standard treatment approaches. Since then, CFT for eating disorders (CFT-E) has been designed to incorporate compassion-focused strategies into standard eating disorder treatment approaches.This workshop will describe

  1. the theoretical rationale for a compassion focused approach as part of eating disorder treatment
  2. the adaptation and incorporation of CFT-E within standard eating disorder therapies
  3. a review of the current evidence-base for CFT-E, and
  4. the use of CFT-E in clinical practice across the spectrum and various modes of inpatient-and community-based services.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the workshops, participants will:

  1. Possess an understanding of the foundations and principals of Compassion Focused Therapy
  2. Develop a CFT formulation of clients’ eating and weight concerns.
  3. Integrate a CFT approach into current treatment modalities.

Further information on the workshop can be found on this website. Please see the FLYER.

Introduction to Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)

Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Location: Parkville VIC

Cost: Clinicians employed in Victorian public mental health services $200
Other health professionals $295

The aim of this workshop is to introduce clinicians to the theoretical foundations and new skills underlying Radically Open-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT) for disorders of over-control (Lynch, 2018). RO-DBT is fully manualized and supported by three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for refractory depression, two open-trials targeting adult Anorexia Nervosa, and one non-randomized trial targeting treatment resistant over-controlled adults.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Sophie Rushbrook, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Intensive Psychological Therapy Service Dorset UK, REFRAMED Trial site lead, experienced RO-DBT therapist and endorsed RO-DBT supervisor and trainer.

Further information and registration: http://www.ceed.org.au/training/introduction-radically-open-dialectical-behaviour-therapy-ro-dbt-disorders-over-control

Introduction to Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT) for disorders of over-control

Location: University of Technology, Sydney
Date: Wednesday 9 October, 2019, 9am- 5pm

Self-control, the ability to inhibit competing urges, impulses, or behaviors is highly valued by most societies. However, excessive self-control has been linked to social isolation, aloof interpersonal functioning, maladaptive perfectionism, constricted emotional expressions, and difficult-to-treat mental health problems, such as anorexia nervosa, obsessive compulsive personality disorder and refractory depression.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce clinicians to the theoretical foundations and new skills underlying Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) for disorders of overcontrol (Lynch, in press). RO DBT is fully manualized and supported by three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for refractory depression, two open-trials targeting adult Anorexia Nervosa, and one non-randomized trial targeting treatment resistant overcontrolled adults.

While resting on many of the core principles of standard DBT, the therapeutic strategies in RO-DBT are often substantially different. For example, RO-DBT contends that emotional loneliness represents the core problem for overcontrol, not emotion dysregulation. The biosocial theory for overcontrol posits that heightened threat sensitivity and diminished reward sensitivity transact with early family experiences emphasizing “mistakes as intolerable” and “self-control as imperative” to result in an overcontrolled coping style that limits opportunities to learn new skills and exploit positive social reinforcers. A novel thesis linking the communicative functions of emotional expression to the formation of close social bonds will be introduced, as well as new skills emphasizing receptivity, self-enquiry and flexible responding. New approaches designed to activate a neurobiological-based social-safety system, signal cooperation, and encourage genuine self-disclosure will be introduced using slides, handouts, video clips, and role plays.

More information on Radically Open DBT is available here.
To register for the workshop please click here.

Working with the Body Image Concerns of Young People Experiencing Eating Disorders

Location: Parkville VIC
Date: Friday 11 October 2019, 9.00am – 5.00pm

CEED are pleased to present an interactive workshop for clinicians around enhancing skills for working with the body image concerns of young people experiencing eating disorders. Body image distress is not often directly targeted in family-based approaches to the treatment of eating disorders. Yet body image distress can cause major difficulties for young people and families during treatment, can be fundamental to the maintenance of the eating problem, and a significant predictor of relapse. Interventions to assist young people with their body image problems remain relatively poorly understood and implemented in practice. The workshop will cover assessment and formulation of body image problems, and both individual and family-based interventions.

Further information and registrations can be found at: http://ceed.org.au/training-and-events

Integrative Cognitive Affective Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (ICAT-BN)

Date: Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 October 2019
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Speaker: Prof Stephen Wonderlich, Ph.D & Prof Carol Peterson, Ph.D

NZEDC is proud to host this exciting training opportunity for clinicians specialising in the treatment of bulima nervosa.

Integrative Cognitive Affective Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (ICAT-BN) has been established as a new evidence based treatment of bulimia nervosa. The overarching clinical aim of ICAT-BN is to assist patients to enhance their awareness of momentary emotional factors which contribute to their psychopathology and also to identify the processes in their lives which generate periods of emotion dysregulation.  ICAT-BN has been tested in pilot studies and also in a randomised control trial, in which it was compared to Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E) and did not differ from CBT-E in its effectiveness.

The workshop will be very clinical in content, with an emphasis on reviewing the phases of treatment in ICAT-BN, clinical targets for treatment, and techniques for modifying the target and associated bulimic behavior.

Places will be limited; please visit the NZEDC Website for the training flyer and registration form.
http://www.nzeatingdisordersclinic.co.nz/consultation

CBT-E: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for eating disorders

Date: Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 October 2019, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Location: Parkville VIC
Cost: Clinicians employed in Victorian public mental health service $185
           Other health professionals $460

This 2 day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to enhanced CBT (CBT-E), the latest version of the leading empirically supported, outpatient psychological treatment for eating disorders.

Please note this workshop forms part of the advanced treatment training component and pre-requisites are required.

Participants will gain:

  • A comprehensive introduction & overview of Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E)
  • Understanding of the importance of client engagement, early behaviour change & addressing obstacles to change
  • Understanding of how the trans-diagnostic approach of CBT-E can be used with the full range of eating disorders seen in clinical practice
  • Demonstrations of behavioural & cognitive interventions used in CBT-E to address:

o   Modification of behaviours & beliefs associated with over-evaluation of control of weight, shape & eating (eg food & physical activity related safety & avoidance behaviours; body checking / avoidance)

o    Weight regain in underweight individuals

Further information and registration: http://www.ceed.org.au/training/cbt-e-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-eating-disorders-0

Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) 

Date: Friday November 29 and Saturday November 30
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Location: Trinity on Hampden, 230 Hampden Road, Crawley, WA 6009
Cost: $200.00 + GST or free to NMHS Staff
Presenter: Anthea Fursland PhD, FAED

With imminent changes in the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) regarding increased provision of treatment for people with eating disorders, this workshop is aimed at mental health professionals planning to provide eating disorders treatment for Youth (≥16 years) and Adults. Funding has been provided by the Mental Health Commission and North Metropolitan Health Service to make this available at reduced cost.

Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) was developed in the UK by Christopher Fairburn, out of his CBT for Bulimia Nervosa. From his transdiagnostic theory, which states that all eating disorders share similar core psychopathology, he enhanced his original treatment and made it trandiagnostic. It is applicable to all eating disorders and research suggests it is helpful for all eating disorders.

Further information please see: WAEDOCS CBT-E Flyer, or call 1300 620 208 or email WAEDOCS@health.wa.gov.au

Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders (FBT) 

Date: Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Location: Trinity on Hampden, 230 Hampden Road, Crawley, WA 6009
Cost: $200.00 + GST or free to NMHS Staff
Presenters: Andrew Wallis and Bronwyn Raykos

With imminent changes in the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) regarding increased provision of treatment for people with eating disorders, this workshop is aimed at mental health professionals planning to provide treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Funding has been provided by the Mental Health Commission and North Metropolitan Health Service to make this available at reduced cost.

Family Based Therapy (FBT) was developed at the Maudsley Hospital (London) and popularised by further research in the USA and publication of a treatment manual in the early 2000s. The model integrates ideas from several family therapy approaches but has the basic premise that families are the best resource to help their child recover from Anorexia Nervosa (AN) at home. It is an outpatient treatment that supports the family over 12-months, and is suitable for adolescents with AN with a short course of illness. FBT has the strongest evidence base to date for this age group and was first implemented in Australia at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in 2003.

Further information please see: WAEDOCS FBT Flyer  or call 1300 620 208 or email WAEDOCS@health.wa.gov.au

2nd Biennial Body Image & Related Disorders (BIRD) Conference

Date: Friday, 6 December 2019
Location: 
Level 3, Advanced Manufacturing & Design Centre (AMDC) Swinburne University of Technology 469-477 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Registration Fee: Students/consumers: $80 (plus GST); ECRs/trainees: $115 (plus GST); Full registration: $175 (plus GST)

​Swinburne University of Technology, and St Vincent’s and Austin Hospitals, are delighted to be hosting the 2nd biennial Body Image & Related Disorders (BIRD) one-day conference, bringing together leading local and interstate experts in the fields of body image and eating disorders. Themed presentations will address a range of topics including phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of body image disturbance, body dysmorphic disorder, and eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

An array of leading local and interstate experts in the field will present recent research findings on body image and related disorders, including our key note speaker, Professor Tracey Wade.

Registrations are essential (and will incur a fee) and are strictly limited, so please ensure you register early to avoid missing out.
Abstracts for poster presentations must be submitted by 1st November 2019. Please see the preliminary program for instructions.

Visit the below links for further information and to register:

Please direct any questions to andreaphillipou@swin.edu.au or birdconference@swin.edu.au.

RO-DBT Australia New Zealand and Melbourne DBT centre present: DBT-E: DBT for Eating Difficulties with Tanya Gilmartin

Date & City: Friday, 31 January 2020, Sydney

For more information and to Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BCUJK

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Based on behavioural principles, the treatment targets emotion dysregulation that leads to problematic behaviours . DBT for eating disorders is based on an emotion dysregulation model of problem eating and adapts the standard DBT protocol for disordered eating. Other adaptations include additional orientation and commitment strategies, additional mindfulness strategies as well as the inclusion of relapse prevention strategies. This one-day training aims to introduce participants to DBT as a treatment of emotion dysregulation, in a demonstrative, engaging and interactive workshop.

Fees: Base Price: $300; Early Bird (Before November 1st): $250; Students: $230

For more information contact Tanya at: rodbtaustralia@gmail.com

RO-DBT Australia New Zealand Present: RO-DBT Intensive: Sydney 2020

Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO DBT) is a new evidence based treatment targeting a spectrum of disorders characterized by excessive self-control, often referred to as overcontrol (OC). Psychological health or well-being in RO DBT is hypothesized to involve three core transacting features:

  1. Receptivity and Openness to new experience and disconfirming feedback in order to learn.
  2. Flexible-control in order to adapt to changing environmental conditions.
  3. Intimacy and social-connectedness (with at least one other person) based on premises that species survival required capacities to form long-lasting bonds and work in groups or tribes

Prices are for the complete 10 day intensive workshop (2 x 5 days) plus online support.

Dates: Part 1- February 3-7th 2020; Part 2- October 19-23rd 2020
Fees: Student Price: $2,700; Early Bird: $3,700; Full Fee: $5,000

For more information and to book, please see: http://www.radicallyopen.net/training-events/ro-dbt-intensive-training-sydney-australia/
For more information contact Tanya at: rodbtaustralia@gmail.com