ANZAED 2024 Virtual Workshop: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders – An Evidence-Based Approach to Treatment

CBT-E is a transdiagnostic approach to treating eating disorders, considered to be a gold standard, front line treatment for adults. It is a manualised and structured intervention that is simultaneously highly personalized and targets the factors that maintain a person’s eating disorder. The efficacy of CBT-E is supported by the fact that It is one of the modal training recognised by the Australian Eating Disorder Credentialing program and also one of the therapies that can be delivered for Medicare subsidized treatment under the Eating Disorder Treatment Plan.

The training will provide a comprehensive introduction to the model including detail on implementing each of the four stages of CBT-E and the application of these to the full range of eating disorders seen in clinical practice. This training can be used toward your ED Credential (approval of training is currently pending)

Thursday 22 February & Friday 23 February 2024

9.30am – 5.00pm (on both days)

Registration Fee – $480 Members; $550 Non-Members

This workshop will take place via zoom.

Registrations closed, we have reached max capacity for this workshop.

Aims of this workshop:

  • Ability to deliver an evidence-based treatment for EDs- i.e., CBT-E
  • Increase knowledge of the clinical features of EDs, assessment, diagnosis and formulation
  • Ability to engage the person with an ED and family in a non- judgemental manner and to motivate engagement with relevant health services and treatments
  • Ability to support the person and their family to facilitate recovery
  • Ability to contribute to a multidisciplinary assessment, care planning and treatment within scope of usual professional role

Prerequisite for the workshop: a basic understanding of Eating Disorders and CBT.

Sarah McMahon is a psychologist who has worked in the field of eating disorders for almost 20 years. She is passionate about best practice, evidence-based care for people impacted by eating disorders. She is also passionate about supporting early career health professionals in acquiring the skills, knowledge and experience required to work competently with this population. Sarah works from a health centered framework. She co-founded BodyMatters Australia, an eating disorder treatment service, over 10 years ago and spends a significant amount of her time providing supervision to members of the BodyMatters team and other professionals who have a special interest in eating disorders. You can read more about Sarah here.