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

Presented by Stephen Wonderlich, Ph.D. & Carol Peterson, Ph.D.

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Thursday 3 October (1 hour duration) 

1pm New Zealand
9:30pm SA, NT
8am WA, Singapore, Hong Kong
2am South Africa, Spain
8pm USA EDT (2 October)

The purpose of this webinar will be to introduce participants to Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (ICAT-BN). Presenters will review the model of bulimic psychopathology underlying ICAT-BN, with a particular emphasis on the momentary emotional correlates of bulimic behavior and their role in precipitating eating disorder psychopathology. The webinar will focus on the clinical content of ICAT-BN including the phases of treatment, clinical targets, and psychotherapeutic techniques. The overarching clinical aim of ICAT-BN is to enhance patients’ awareness of momentary emotional factors that contribute to their eating disorder symptoms, identify emotion precipitants, and change behavioral responses to emotions. ICAT-BN is an emotion-focused treatment that emphasizes behavioral changes in eating patterns, coping strategies for urge management, and the use of skills. Finally, this webinar will provide a brief overview of clinical research examining the empirical evidence of ICAT-BN as well as recent adaptations of ICAT for the treatment of binge eating disorder.


Carol B. Peterson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and the Chief Training Officer of The Emily Program (an eating disorders treatment program). She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. The recipient of federal and foundation grants, Dr. Peterson has co-authored over 175 peer-reviewed articles on the topics of eating disorders treatment, assessment, and maintenance mechanisms. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders as well as a clinician and a clinical supervisor.

Stephen Wonderlich, Ph.D. is the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He is Co-Director of the Eating Disorder and Weight Management Center at Sanford Health. He serves as Vice President at Sanford Research. He has published widely in the literature. He currently sits on the Editorial Board for several professional journals, is a Past-President of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and was a member of the Eating Disorder Workgroup for DSM-5. He serves, or has served, on the Board of Directors for several eating disorder organizations, including the Eating Disorder Research Society, Academy for Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder Coalition, and the National Eating Disorder Association.

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