ANZAED 2023 Virtual Workshop: The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) – Introductory workshop

This two-day introductory workshop examines the model underpinning the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), and the evidence supporting this approach. The tasks of the initial phase of treatment will be described, along with early- to mid-treatment tasks of developing a formulation and treatment plan. On the second day, the modules of Emotional and Social Mind, Identity and Thinking Style will be described, along with a session on relapse prevention and integrating this approach into teams. Throughout the workshop there will individual and small group exercises to embed learning.

Learning Objectives: In the Introductory section participants will learn: (1) key strategies for the initial phase of MANTRA; (2) to develop a collaborative MANTRA case conceptualization; (3) how to involve close others in treatment; (4) how to work with core maintaining factors such as emotional avoidance and cognitive inflexibility in AN; (5) how to modify work in the face of complexity and lack of progress.

Key Reading: Schmidt U, Wade TD, Treasure J. (2014). The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): Development, Key Features and Preliminary Evidence. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28, 48-71.

Thursday 2 February & Friday 3 February 2023
2.00pm – 8.00pm AEST (on both days). To view your local time click here.

Registration Fee: $400 Members; $480 Non-Members. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

This workshop will take place virtually via zoom.

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Times (AEDT) Topic
1.00pm – 1.45pm Tracey Wade starts the workshop
Introduction to the MANTRA model and the evidence
1.45pm – 2.00pm Break
2.00pm – 2.45pm Application of the model to a case study
2.45pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 4.30pm The early phase of treatment: the valued nature of AN, involving carers, addressing nutritional risk
Helen Startup joins the workshop (at 8.00am her time)
4.30pm – 4.45pm Break
4.45pm – 5.30pm Early to Mid-treatment: formulation and plan  
5.30pm – 6.00pm Break
6.00pm – 7.00pm Early to Mid-treatment: formulation and plan 
Time (AEDT) Topic
1.00pm – 1.45pm Tracey Wade starts the workshop
Emotional and social mind
1.45pm – 2.00pm Break
2.00pm – 2.45pm Emotional and social mind
2.45pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 4.30pm Identity
Helen Startup joins the workshop (at 8.00am her time)
4.30pm – 4.45pm Break
4.45pm – 6.00pm Thinking Style  
6.00pm – 6.15pm Break
6.15pm – 7.00pm Relapse prevention and implementation of MANTRA in your teams

PRESENTERS:

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Helen Startup is Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Sussex Partnership NHS Eating Disorders Service, she is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Trust and Honorary Senior Lecture with Sussex University. Prior to clinical training she completed a PhD in Psychological Mechanisms of Anxiety and Worry and publishes widely in academic journals. She has been a co-applicant on four funded multi-site RCTs testing interventions across various aspects of psychopathology (psychosis, eating disorders, personality disorders). She co-authored A Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy Workbook for Treating Anorexia Nervosa (Routledge), a NICE adopted psychological intervention and Creative Methods in Schema Therapy: Advances and Innovation in Clinical Practice (Routledge). She has trained teams in MANTRA across the world as well as regularly co-facilitating the annual London core MANTRA training with Prof Ulrike Schmidt.  She has recently been involved in the roll out of MANTRA delivered in a group (MANTRA-IG) and recently co-authored a feasibility case series of initial findings.  She is an accredited CBT therapist/supervisor and Advanced level Schema Therapist.  She Co-Directs Schema Therapy School UK LTD, which offers national specialist schema therapy workshops and accreditation training.

Startup, H., Franklin-Smith, M., Barber, W., Gilbert, N., Brown, Y., Glennon, D., … & Schmidt, U. (2021). The Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): a feasibility case series of an integrated group-based approach. Journal of Eating Disorders9(1), 1-12.

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Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Tracey Wade completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University (1992), and a PhD at Flinders University (1998). Since 2000 she has worked in the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She is currently an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Eating Disorders. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 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, and appointed a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. In 2020 she was the co-recipient of the Academy of Eating Disorders Outstanding Clinician Award. She is the director of the Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders and conducts research across a range of clinical settings and schools, with over 250 peer-reviewed publications. She is currently director of the Órama Research Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the Blackbird Initiative that brings together researchers in body image and eating disorders across Flinders University.

Tracey Wade has been trained in MANTRA by Professors Janet Treasure and Ulrike Schmidt, and in partnership with them and others she has conducted research trials of MANTRA, in which she participated as a therapist. She has previously conducted MANTRA workshops and published about MANTRA.

  • Wade TD, Treasure J, Schmidt U. (2011). A case series evaluation of the Maudsley model for treatment of adults with anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorder Review, 19, 382-389. doi: 10.1002/erv.1078
  • Schmidt U, Wade TD, Treasure J. (2014). The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): Development, Key Features and Preliminary Evidence. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28, 48-71. doi: 1891/0889-8391.28.1.48
  • Allen K, O’Hara CB, Bartholdy S, Renwicj B, Keyes A, Lose A, Kenyon M, DeJong H, Broadbent H, Loomes R, McClelland J, Serpell L, Richards L, Johnson-Sabine E, Boughton N, Whitehead L, Treasure J, Wade TD, Schmidt U. (2016). Written case formulations in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: Evidence for therapeutic benefits. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 874-82. doi: 10.1002/eat.22561
  • Byrne S, Wade TD, Hay P, Touyz S, Fairburn CG, Treasure J, Schmidt U, McIntosh V, Allen K, Fursland A, Crosby RD. (2017). A randomised controlled trial of three psychological treatments for anorexia nervosa. Psychological Medicine, 47, 2823-2833. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717001349
  • Simmonds J, Allen KL, O’Hara CB, Bartholdy S, Renwick B, Keyes A, Lose A, Kenyon M, Dejong H, Broadbent H, Loomes R, McClelland J, Serpell L, Richards L, Johnson-Sabine E, Boughton N, Whitehead L, Treasure J, Wade TD, Schmidt U. (2020). Therapist written goodbye letters: Evidence for therapeutic benefits in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 48, 419-431. doi: 1017/S1352465820000089
  • Wade TD, Allen K, Crosby RD, Fursland A, Hay, P, McIntosh V, Touyz S, Schmidt U, Treasure J, Byrne S. (2021). Outpatient therapy for adult anorexia nervosa: Early weight gain trajectories and outcome. European Eating Disorders Review, 29, 472-481. doi: 10.1002/erv.2775