ANZAED Adelaide Workshops

Friday 23 –  Saturday 24 October 2020
9.00am – 5.00pm (on both days)

Registration Fee – Participants can register for 1 Day, or for both Days

  • One Day registration (23 October OR 24 October): $310 Members; $360 Non-Members
    (includes refreshments and lunch)
  • Two Day registration (23 & 24 October): $550 Members; $665 Non-Members
    (includes refreshments and lunch for both days)

Venue: The Playford MGallery By Sofitel, 120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
(Strict Safety Measures against COVID 19 will be in place, please see details below)

Tracey Wade (B.Sc. Hons; M.Clin.Psychol, Ph.D.) is a clinical psychologist, teacher and researcher specialising in eating disorders and perfectionism. In 2016 she was made an Inaugural Honorary Fellow of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, and in 2019 she was the recipient of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Distinguished Achievement Award. She has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and heads the Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders (FUSED).

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Weaving the treatment of perfectionism into your eating disorder therapy – Friday 23rd October: Perfectionism is considered a transdiagnostic risk factor for depression, anxiety, suicidality and eating disorders. It impedes therapeutic engagement, is associated with drop-out, and has a strong association with self-criticism and lack of self-compassion. A body of emerging research also indicates that perfectionism is associated with less successful goal pursuit and resilience in the face of adversity. Perfectionism has significantly increased in youth over the last 20 years. An issue that confronts therapists doing evidence-based therapies for eating disorders is how to include the treatment of perfectionism in an already busy therapy. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy- Enhanced allows half a session a week over Phase 3 for working with maintaining factors such as perfectionism. In this context, the workshop will examine brief protocols for treating perfectionism that give you most “bang for your buck” in promoting progress across a number of fronts. 

The workshop will include interactive teaching, practical exercises, self-reflection and group exercises, with provision of a client workbook to accompany therapy. The importance of psychoeducation and behavioural experiments in this area will be highlighted, as will pathways to pursuing self-compassion in this population. Issues related to the best way to deliver CBT for perfectionism when comorbidity is the norm in this group will also be explored.

Tracey Wade is part of a team of clinician/researchers who have been at the forefront of formulating and evaluating CBT for perfectionism, producing a therapist manual as well as a self-help book, now in its second edition. Tracey Wade will present a full-day workshop informed by these resources and her work with online and school perfectionism interventions. She has had 30 years of experimenting with CBT across different areas of psychopathology, with a focus on promoting well-being and recovery.

Specialist Supportive Clinical Management of Anorexia Nervosa – Saturday 24th October: Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) is one the three recommended outpatient therapies for adult anorexia nervosa recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in 2017. The therapy, developed in New Zealand, and evaluated in Australia, allows an informed but flexible approach to the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Professor Tracey Wade will explain the two components of the therapy: specialist management and a supportive client-centred focus. She will provide evidence of its effectiveness. Resources for use with clients and for upskilling clinicians will be provided so both client and clinician can understand how the physical sequalae of eating disorders need to be managed in therapy in order to see progress in psychological health. Different themes in client centred focus will also be explored, along with resources to do this in way that best supports recovery in an eating disorder. Finally, therapists will self-assess their readiness and ability to do this type of work in their clinical setting.  

The Playford MGallery By Sofitel is taking the following preventive measures against COVID 19:

  • Individual packed food boxes instead of buffet
  • Special cleaning kits available in conference rooms
  • Created new routing out of the conference rooms to allow social distancing
  • Conference room capacities updated for current social distancing
  • Limited number of guests using public toilets
  • Social distancing signs in public areas
  • All hotel linen is washed according to hospital standards
  • All chemicals used are up to hospital standards

What is the distance from Adelaide Airport to the hotel? The Playford is approximately 9kms from Adelaide Airport, a short 15-20 minute commute by car.
What are the transport options from Adelaide Airport to the hotel? Adelaide Airport offers a range of public transport options from taxi services, bus services, rental car hire and bicycle hire. For further information please visit
Parking – Playford Car Park is located on Victoria Street, opposite the hotel. Self-parking is available for $26.00 per night, or Valet parking for $45.00 per night, subject to availability.
Care Park is on 128 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000. Please book your spot at care park here:

  • Monday – Wednesday & Sunday (Enter after: 5:00 pm; Exit before: 6:00 am) Flat Rate (for online booking) – $13.00
  • Thursday – Saturday (Enter after: 5:00 pm; Exit before: 6:00 am) Flat Rate (for online booking) – $15.00