Binge Eating Disorder: A Workshop (1 Day, Online)

November 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dr Carmel Harrison presents an all day workshop on the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of Binge Eating Disorder  | Zoom, Friday 18 November 2022 9am to 4pm AEST

Price: $440 (incl. GST)

Location: This will be presented online via Zoom

Date: Friday 18 November 2022, 9am to 4pm AEST

About the Workshop and Learning Objectives:

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the common eating disorder comprising 47 percent of eating disorder presentations in Australia yet despite this, current transdiagnostic evidence-based protocols lack specificity to the unique nature of BED.

While current evidence-based treatment approaches for BED use similar techniques to Bulimia Nervosa (BN), modifications of transdiagnostic approaches are needed primarily due to people with BED having lower levels of dietary restraint, more chaotic eating including binge eating on a background of under and overeating, disrupted appetite regulation mechanisms and a higher weight. Additionally, body image disturbance while commonly present, differs significantly in BED to those with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) or BN. This poses challenges for clinicians in clinical practice where no treatment manual exists specific to BED and a lack of training specific to BED is available.

This workshop aims to meet this need and acknowledge the importance of conceptualising BED as an independent diagnosis, and more than that of common conceptualisations in current treatment manuals of ‘a non-compensatory form of BN’. This workshop seeks to provide a thorough evidence-based understanding of BED including the assessment, diagnosis, epidemiology, and key theoretical models contributing to our understanding of BED and its treatment.

Carmel aims to lean on her clinical experience to offer a ‘clinician friendly’ evidence-based approach to treatment that acknowledges the limitations of the most utilised treatment, CBT-E in treatment of BED, integrating immerging evidence-based approaches within a CBT-E framework. This includes normalising eating for those with BED within the RAVES model, elements from Schema Therapy, and Appetite-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy while engaging the weight loss versus ‘health not weight loss’ debate.

Please note, while people of all body sizes can experience any eating disorder, the scope of this workshop is for those with BED and a higher weight.


About the Presenter:
Carmel Harrison is a Clinical Psychologist at BodyMatters Australasia, a Sydney based private practice with a particular interest in treating eating and body image issues. She is passionate about the treatment of eating, weight and body image concerns, and empowering people of all shapes and sizes with a special interest in the treatment of BED.

She has worked in private practice settings for approximately 8 years alongside GPs and psychologists following completed her Clinical PhD at the Australian National University. Her research PhD focused on BED, in particular the role of overvaluing shape and/or weight towards one’s self-worth. She has published a range of academic articles on BED and more generally with an eating, weight, and body image focus. In 2015 she was awarded the Winner of the Best Research Article from the Journal of Eating Disorders.


Pricing: $440 (incl. GST)

Pre-requisites: Qualification in mental health discipline such as psychology is essential as this course addresses psychological treatment. Not suitable for other disciplines including dieticians. Assumed knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy for Eating Disorders. 

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