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An Overview of Trauma, PTSD, Dissociation and Eating Disorders

Presenter: Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DLFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, CEDS-S1

Thursday 28 May (1 hour duration)
11am New Zealand; 9am NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, QLD; 8.30am SA, NT; 7am WA

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  • Non-Members: $30 
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Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DLFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, CEDS-S has consulted for Monte Nido and Affiliates for many years and is now the Director of Clinical Outcomes and Research for Monte Nido and Affiliates. He is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he is also in private practice.

Webinar Overview: Dr. Brewerton will provide an overview of the role of trauma and trauma-related disorders in the development and perpetuation of EDs. Individuals with EDs report very high rates of lifetime traumatic events, particularly child maltreatment and neglect and other interpersonal traumas. The literature that describes the clinical characteristics of individuals with EDs and comorbid posttraumatic sequelae, including PTSD, complex PTSD (C-PTSD), and dissociative disorders, is presented. Understanding related clinical features is essential to successful management and treatment. He also discusses trauma-informed care (TIC) for EDs and important principles for treating individuals with EDs and comorbid PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, including needing to move beyond sequential treatment to the development of integrated treatment approaches. Integration of existing evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for EDs, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) prolonged exposure (PE), trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT), eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), are discussed. Recent research suggests that ED clinicians view integrated treatment for individuals with ED-PTSD as a top priority yet there are several concerns about administering such a treatment.

Eating Disorder Presentations in Sport and Exercise: Considerations and Adaptations for Psychological Treatme

Presenter: Ashleigh Olive, Psychologist (Sport & Exercise Psychology Registrar)

Thursday 2 July (1 hour duration)
2pm New Zealand; 12pm NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, QLD; 11.30am SA, NT; 10am WA


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Ashleigh Olive is a Psychologist (Sport & Exercise Psychology Registrar) whose postgraduate research explored sport-related weight pressures and body image concerns in elite female athletes. Ashleigh’s research inspired her to pursue her current role, at the Centre for Integrative Health in Brisbane, where her clinical practice is dedicated to supporting elite athletes, exercisers, and the wider community experiencing disordered eating, weight, and body image concerns.  Ashleigh has acquired extensive experience in utilising evidence-based eating disorder treatments and providing psychological support for exercise dependence, compulsive exercise, relative energy deficiency in sport, and adherence to safe exercise guidelines during eating disorder recovery.

Webinar Overview: Research has demonstrated that disordered eating is more prevalent among athletes than non-athletes. Whilst athletes are exposed to the same general societal expectations regarding body image, weight, and appearance, the increased prevalence of disordered eating in athlete populations is likely due to unique pressures, demands, and requirements within the sport environment. In this webinar, Ashleigh will discuss unique considerations and adaptations for the psychological treatment of disordered eating and body-image concerns in elite athletes and high-performance sport environments.

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