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ANZAED Scholarships and Awards: How to prepare a successful application

Deb Mitchison, Researcher, Western Sydney University and Clinical Psychologist;
Haylee Adamson, Registered Mental Health Nurse;
Genevieve Pepin, Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead, Deakin University


Thursday 22 October (1 hour duration)
1pm New Zealand; 11am NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, 10am QLD; 10.30am SA; 9.30am NT; 8am WA SEE YOUR LOCAL TIME HERE

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Deb Mitchison has been an Executive Committee member for ANZAED since 2017, and she also coordinates the Special Interest Groups. She is a researcher at Western Sydney University and clinical psychologist, specialising in eating disorders. In her role on the Policies and Procedures Committee, she has had input in developing the funding guidelines for the ANZAED scholarships, and she also has extensive experience applying for (and mentoring others applying for) grants, awards and scholarships in her role in academia.

Haylee Adamson has been a registered Mental Health Nurse for more than 10 years and is currently working in Regional Victoria in Community Mental Health. She is a current ANZAED member, and Co-Chair for the ANZAED Regional and Remote SIG. Haylee has been a previous recipient of the Paul Foulkes Scholarship.

Webinar Overview: ANZAED offers a wide range of scholarships and awards each year for both the annual ANZAED meeting, as well as the international meeting of the AED. This talk will offer an overview of these scholarships and awards and provide guidance for writing successful applications. Specifically, the talk will feature previous recipients and judges of these awards to give expert opinion and support. The talk will be particularly relevant for clinicians, as well as early career researchers. Speakers will be open to questions.

Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin was a member of ANZAED Executive Committee from 2016 to 2018. She was the co-convenor of the 2018 ANZAED conference held in Melbourne. She led the Carer Consumer committee and is a member of the Membership committee. Genevieve is an occupational therapist and the Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead at Deakin University. Her expertise and passion are in carers research, understanding the impact of eating disorders on function and the daily activities of those with an eating disorder and their family, and the development of innovative interventions promoting best health outcomes.

C&Y SIG Webinar (Only for SIG Members)
Family Based Treatment for Young Adults (17-25yrs) (FBT-TAY)

Presenter: Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

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Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, and is cross-appointed with the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. She is also a Full Member of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and the O’Brien for Public Health. Her research program spans several broad areas, including conducting clinical trials for family based interventions for eating disorders, enhancing systems collaborations to improve transition experiences for young adults in addictions and mental health, understanding the factors of risk and resiliency associated with childhood maltreatment and exposure to child sexual abuse material, and building the knowledge of the social work practice in multidisciplinary healthcare settings.

Wednesday 4 November (1 hour duration)
12pm New Zealand; 10am NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, QLD; 9.30am SA; 8.30am NT; 7am WA SEE YOUR LOCAL TIME HERE

Zoom Link will be emailed to SIG members closer to the date.

Webinar Overview: This webinar will describe how FBT can be applied to the transitional youth age group, (17-25 years) along with sharing some recent updates of research findings in this area. FBT-TAY has similar principles, interventions and phases to traditional FBT, however it differs from the manualised version in that it is tailored to meet the unique developmental differences to young adults. It promotes greater collaboration between the client and his or her family/ carer so that as a team they are empowered together to work against the illness. Individual time with the young adult is increased to assist with their engagement and to support them to communicate with their parents around stage 1 and 2 interventions.  There will be an exploration of how the therapist balances the need for including the young person in a developmentally appropriately way, with ensuring that parents have sufficient input around the need for management of anorexic behaviours and weight restoration. Phase 3 is more of a departure from traditional FBT in that more individual sessions are spent with the young adult to address issues of relapse prevention and preparing them to live independently.

Updates in the Treatment of ARFID

Presenter: Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Thursday 19 November (1 hour duration)
11am New Zealand; 9am NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, 8am QLD; 8.30am SA; 7.30am NT; 6am WA SEE YOUR LOCAL TIME HERE

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Dr. Jennifer Thomas is the Co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thomas’s research focuses on atypical eating disorders, as described in her books Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Children, Adolescents, and Adults. She is currently principal investigator on several studies investigating the neurobiology and treatment of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, funded by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations. She is the author or co-author of more than 130 scientific publications. She also serves as Secretary for the Academy for Eating Disorders and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Webinar Overview: Dr. Thomas will provide a detailed update on the implementation and current state of the evidence for cognitive-behavioral therapy for ARFID (CBT-AR). First she will describe the four stages of this flexible, modular treatment drawing material from her recently published book Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Children, Adolescents, and Adults (2019). Next she will discuss the results of two recent open trials evaluating the efficacy of CBT-AR as well as recent advances in our understanding of the neurobiology of ARFID. Finally, she will conclude with case examples and tips on video delivery of CBT-AR during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Psychiatric Comorbidity in People with Eating Disorders: Literature Review and Treatment Guidelines

Presenter: Howard Steiger, Ph.D. Head, Eating Disorders Continuum, Douglas Institute; Professor, Psychiatry Department, McGill University

Friday 4 December (1 hour duration)
12pm New Zealand; 10am NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS; 9am QLD; 9.30am SA; 8.30am NT; 7am WA SEE YOUR LOCAL TIME HERE

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Howard Steiger directs Quebec’s only large-scale, specialized eating-disorders program—the Douglas Institute Eating Disorders Continuum (EDC). The EDC offers a full range of Inpatient, Day Treatment and Outpatient services for adolescents and adults touched by EDs and their families. He is Professor in Psychiatry and Associate Member in Psychology at McGill University. An active clinician, researcher, and teacher, Steiger has published numerous articles and chapters on the eating disorders. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of EDs, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and has been Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, President of the ED Research Society, Co-President of the Quebec Charter for a Healthy and Diversified Body Image, and Member of the Academy for EDs executive.

Webinar Overview: In the eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and Binge Eating Disorder), comorbidity with other psychiatric entities is more the rule than the exception. This webinar reviews current findings on comorbidity patterns in the various eating disorder (ED) syndromes, and addresses the question of why EDs so frequently coincide with other mental-health problems. Practice principles guiding clinical management (psychotherapeutic and pharmacological) of ED patients with various forms of comorbidity are provided, as are recommendations concerning sequencing of interventions and need for specific treatment adjuncts. Following the presentation, there will be room for questions and discussion.

Residential Treatments for Eating Disorders

Presenter: Carolyn Costin, M.A. M.ED.MFT 13192 FAED,CEDS

Thursday 4 February (1 hour duration)

Further details & Registration link for this webinar will be updated soon.

Nature vs Nurture

Presenter: Cynthia Bulik, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

Thursday 4 March (1 hour duration)

Further details & Registration link for this webinar will be updated soon.

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