ANZAED 2024 Masterclass 1 was on Thursday 15 February, 2024

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Tackling conditions comorbid with an eating disorder through the treatment of perfectionism

By Tracey Wade, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor

This 2-hour Masterclass on Zoom will examine a framework for addressing comorbidity in eating Disorders1. We will then examine augmentation of therapy for an eating disorder with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Perfectionism (CBT-P). Evidence for the effectiveness of this approach for eating, depression and anxiety will be briefly examined2,3 along with the indications that perfectionism may be helpful to target. A CBT-P protocol for augmentation will be presented, as both a hard copy and a more interactive web-based intervention that is freely available. A menu of relatively brief techniques will also be explored where it is not feasible to include substantial content on perfectionism in therapy.


CORE READING (will be supplied upon registration)
1. Wade TD, Shafran R, Cooper Z. (2023). Developing a protocol to address co-occurring mental health conditions in the treatment of eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders. DOI: 10.1002/eat.24008

2. Robinson, K., & Wade, T. D. (2021). Perfectionism interventions targeting disordered eating: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54(4), 473-487.

3 . Shafran, R., Egan, S. J., & Wade, T. D. (2023). Coming of age: A reflection of the first 21 years of cognitive behaviour therapy for perfectionism. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 104258.

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Tracey Wade has worked as a clinician and researcher in eating disorders for over 30 years. She is the director of the Flinders University Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing, the Blackbird Initiative, and the Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders (FUSED). She has cowritten 3 books on cognitive behaviour therapy for eating disorders and perfectionism and has over 270 publications in peer reviewed journals. Her contribution to the field of mental health has been recognised widely. 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. In 2019 she was appointed Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and was a recipient of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2020 she was the recipient of the Academy of Eating Disorders Outstanding Clinician Award. In 2021 she was given the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Len Frankham award for outstanding achievement in children’s education and wellbeing research. In 2023 she was the recipient of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Distinguished Career Award.

Time: 1pm – 3pm AEDT
Registration Fee:
Members: $40; Non-members: $80
This Masterclass took place via zoom.