Australian & New Zealand Educational Events

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Psychologists & Cosmetic Surgery

Facilitated by Professor Nichola Rumsey & Dr. Alex Clarke (Centre for Appearance Research, U.K.) 
Locations & Dates: May 1st 2019, Sydney, 13.00-18.00;  June 3rd 2019, Melbourne, 13.00-18.00.

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (AFPS) is supporting two workshops for psychologists interested in working more closely with cosmetic surgeons. Topics will include a summary of current understanding of the psychology of cosmetic surgery, an overview of screening tools, approaches to assessment & psychological interventions, models of working more closely with surgeons & training opportunities for psychologists. There will no charge for attendance.

​Please email for more details and to register your interest.

Compassion-Focused Therapy For Eating And Body-Image Concerns

Locations & Dates: Hobart: May 16; Melbourne: June 27; 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.

Enlisting Carers in Adult Eating Disorders Treatment

Date: Friday 17 May 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Melbourne

This workshop provides an opportunity for clinicians and services to discuss and explore how to harness the resource that is families and carers within adult treatment in order to achieve more effective recovery outcomes. There is growing evidence in that utilising families and supports in eating disorders treatment can support recovery oriented behaviours in the home setting with the aim of reducing hospital admissions and length of treatment. Effectively supporting families and carers is also known to reduce eating disorder symptoms and decrease carer burden. Using a symposium style of workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from a range of different presenters on practical strategies for integrating and including families and carers in a range of treatment models, how to address the challenges that come with working with an adult population with eating disorders, and what are the legal and policy enablers or barriers to family/carer enlistment in treatment.

Further information can be found at:

Family Based Treatment

Date: Thursday 20 – Friday 21 June 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Melbourne​
Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is recognised as the first line, evidence-based, early intervention model of care for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). FBT for AN has been developed and researched worldwide since the 1990s. CEED has developed and delivered FBT training over several years to provide workforce development in this model to suit Victorian Service conditions. In the last ten years CEED has trained to over 1000 clinicians and provided service development and consultation support to implement the FBT model of care in many Victorian CAMH / CYMH Services.

​The workshop aims to have participants gain:
·  a background understanding of the historical influences on the development of FBT
·  a thorough understanding of FBT practice assumptions and treatment phases
·  capacity to set up and conduct FBT with a young person and their family
·  capacity to address clinical dilemmas that arise during FBT
·  understanding of how to implement FBT as an integrated care model across local CAMHS and Paediatric Services

Further information can be found at:

2nd biennial Body Image & Related Disorders (BIRD) oneday conference

Friday: 6th December 2019
Location: Level 3, Advanced Manufacturing & Design Centre (AMDC) Swinburne University of Technology 469-477 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, VIC 3122

​Hosted by Swinburne University of Technology and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
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 the phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of body image disturbance, body dysmorphic disorder, and eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Keynote speaker, Professor Tracey Wade