ANZAED 2023 Workshop, Gold Coast: Family Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (FBT) By Dr. Kim Hurst

Family Based Therapy is recognised as the first line, evidence-based manualised treatment of children and adolescents (e.g. 2017 NICE; 2014 RANZCP guidelines). FBT is a behavioural treatment that utilizes the family as a key resource for recovery in the home environment. The treatment progresses through three phases over approximately 20 sessions.

Monday 19 June & Tuesday 20 June 2023
9.30am – 4.00pm (on both days)

Registration Fee – $660 Members; $745 Non-Members
(for 2 days including refreshments and lunch)

Venue: The Lounge, The Glades Golf Club
Glades Drive, Robina Qld 4226

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The aim of this workshop will be to provide intensive practical training in the application of this model including:

  • Theoretical underpinnings of FBT
  • Establishing and defining the roles of the multidisciplinary team within the model
  • Detailed descriptions of each treatment phase
  • How to implement FBT as an integrated care model across various treatment settings

The workshop format includes a combination of didactic presentation, discussion of clinical material, demonstration of specific interventions and skills, structured reflections, role plays, and readings.

The workshop is suitable for clinicians working with children and adolescents with eating disorders, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, medical practitioners and nurses to name a few.

Prerequisite for the workshop includes: Experience in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders

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Speaker: Dr Kim Hurst is a Senior Psychologist and is the Clinical Lead in Robina Private Hospital’s Eating Disorders Day Program for Adolescents and Young Adults, she also is in Private Practice. Prior to this Kim was a founding member of the Gold Coast Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Eating Disorder Program (EDP).

Kim has been delivering Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Enhanced (CBT-e) for over ten years and is a credentialed FBT therapist who provides training, supervision and consultation to clinicians across Queensland. Kim has worked across a range of eating disorder treatment settings including psychiatric and medical inpatient units and outpatient services. She has developed specialist eating disorder clinical policies and is focused on service improvement strategies to enhance treatment delivery. Kim is also passionate about early intervention programs and has delivered workshops to school children, guidance officers and teachers on positive body image. She has coordinated a national eating disorder conference and smaller workshop events. Kim has a solid record of presenting at local, national and international eating disorder conferences and has several published works within the field.

The Glades Golf Club is situated on the Pacific Highway at Robina, just 20 minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise and is only 30 minutes from Coolangatta Airport, take Exit 79.