ANZAED 2023 Virtual Workshop (2-Day): Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) by Dr Kiera Buchanan

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.


Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to develop an individualised and collaborative CBT-E formulation,
  • Confidence in devising a CBT-E treatment plan that considers individual risks, complexities, and comorbidities
  • Capacity to incorporate a weight-neutral framework while maintaining model fidelity
  • Confidence describing and setting up CBT-E effectively
  • Practice in delivering key CBT-E tasks and interventions (ie., in-session weighing, between-session monitoring, etc) and managing common obstacles

Monday 5 June 2023 & Tuesday 6 June 2023
9.30am – 5.00pm AEST. To view your local time click here.

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

This workshop will take place via zoom.



Dr Kiera Buchanan is registered as both a Clinical Psychologist and a Health Psychologist as well as an AHPRA-approved supervisor. Kiera is the Director of Centre for Integrative Health: Queensland’s private treatment centre for eating disorders and body-image concerns. Kiera is an executive committee member of the Queensland Eating Disorder Advisory Group (EDAG) as well as a former executive member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). Kiera’s research and areas of interest have been focused on eating behaviour, body image, and self-compassion. Kiera has extensive research and clinical experience in these areas, having completed advanced training, published papers, presented at conferences, and facilitated the training and supervision of other practitioners.

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This training is approved by NEDC, hence recognised as meeting criteria for the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential.