Australian & New Zealand Educational Events

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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:

Compassion-Focused Therapy For Eating And Body-Image Concerns

Locations & Dates: 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.

Introduction to Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Service are holding this two day workshop on:
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2019
Education Centre, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Workshop Content:

The aim of this workshop will be to provide intensive practical training in family based treatment including:

  • Theoretical background
  • Detailed description of each session
  • Demonstrations by CHW therapists
  • Role play scenarios
  • Macro and micro skill development

The workshop will be facilitated by Colleen Alford and Annaleise Robertson.
Please contact Colleen Alford (9845 2005 or for any further information or enquiries.
Please see FLYER for further information.

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.

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

Date: Friday, 6 December 2019
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