Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) is recognised as the first-line treatment for adults with an eating disorder. The therapy, developed by Christopher Fairburn, conceptualises eating disorders and approaches treatment through a transdiagnostic theory which posits that all eating disorders share similar core psychopathology. The workshop will adress the efficacy evidence for CBT-E and its value and limitations. Its applicability for different individuals in different settings will be considered.
As such, this workshop aims to provide:
- An overview of the theoretical background of and evidence for CBT-E as well as its treatment principles, and protocols,
- An overview of the transdiagnostic formulation (with consideration of its use and limitation in complex/comorbid presentations) and its role in treatment planning,
- Considerations of therapist stance and effective client engagement (with specific consideration for ambivalence and/or low motivation in treatment)
- Consideration of its application to diverse populations (including higher-weighted individuals) and across different settings (specifically, private practice settings), and
- Demonstrations and skills practice of the main CBT-E interventions.
The training will involve didactic, interactive/experiential practise opportunities, and case summaries/examples. Prior knowledge and understanding of eating disorders as well as training and experience in general CBT principles is assumed.