Australian & New Zealand Educational Events

Please Note: Workshops & conferences in this section are run by other organisations. Listing on this site does not necessarily represent an endorsement by ANZAED. See Website Posting Policy for guidelines.

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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

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

Date: Friday, 6 December 2019
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 or

A Morning with Carolyn Costin – How Vs Why: Focusing on Strategies for Lasting Behaviour Change

Date & City: Tuesday 10th December, Sunshine Coast, QLD

The endED team are thrilled to announce that world renowned Eating Disorder expert Carolyn Costin is coming to the Sunshine Coast! She will be joining us on the morning of Tuesday 10th December at Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel to speak on ‘HOW vs WHY: Focusing on Strategies for Lasting Behaviour Change’. This presentation will be of benefit for clinicians, carers and sufferers alike. Refer to below flyer for further details. 

This is an invaluable opportunity that is not to be missed. Tickets are strictly limited so head to to secure your place today! 

For more information contact Millie at or +61 434 143 834.

See FLYER here.

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:

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:

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

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

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.

For more information and to book, please see:
For more information contact Tanya at:

Eating Disorders Treatment in Private Practice

Date and time: Friday 6th March, 9am – 5pm
Venue: Peter Cosgrove Centre (ACU), North Sydney, NSW

The Eating Disorder Interest Group will be hosting a full day workshop, facilitated by dietitians Susan Williams and Jodie Sheraton, and clinical psychologist Louise Adams, to provide essential knowledge and skills necessary for new and emerging dietitians entering the eating disorder treatment area in private practice, community, and outpatient setting.

Registration now open via DAA website Professional Events page.
See FLYER here.

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy with Internationally Renowned Practitioner Paul Gilbert

Session Date: Thursday 26 Mar and Friday 27 Mar, 2020
Venue: Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland
Time:  9.00am – 5.00pm each day
Meals: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided


  • GP/Psychotherapists/Psychologists – $470 (if you are also attending the Goodfellow Symposium, starting Saturday)
  • GP/Psychotherapists/Psychologists – $520 (if you are not attending the Goodfellow Symposium)
  • Nurse and student rate – $270 (if you are also attending the Goodfellow Symposium, starting Saturday)
  • Nurse and student rate – $320 (if you are not attending the Goodfellow Symposium)

Professor Paul Gilbert PhD OBE, President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, Prof of Clinical Psychology, and best selling author (20 Books inc Compassionate Mind & Mindful Compassion), is coming to New Zealand to offer this world-class workshop in Compassion Focused Therapy. 

Practising compassion is shown to have powerful effects on the mind, body, and social processes.

This two-day workshop will help you cultivate your potential for a compassionate mind with personal practice.

Integrating mindfulness into the practice of compassion, we will find a step-by-step approach to cultivating the inner compassionate self, drawing from a synthesis of Western therapeutic and Buddhist approaches.

For further details and to register please visit: