Dr Carmel Harrison presents a two day workshop on the the use of CBT for the diagnosis and treatment of Binge Eating Disorder | Zoom, Friday 03 May 2024 and Friday 10 May 2024 – 9am to 4pm AEST
Dates: Friday 03 May 2024 and Friday 10 May 2024 – 9am to 4pm AEST;
Location: Via Zoom, link to be provided
Early Bird Special Until 19 January 2024, Friday: 10% Discount using the code EARLYBIRD2024
Price: $795 + GST
About the workshop and learning objectives:
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most 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.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) treatment guidelines state that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder (CBT-BED) is the first line treatment. Given the lack of a cognitive criterion in BED, CBT-BED offers a framework that flexibly works with the huge heterogeneity across presentations. Given around 75 percent of people with BED have higher weight the training has a specific focus on working with BED and higher weight. This two-day training provides a solid overview of the delivery of CBT-BED including a mix of audio recordings of client sessions, small groups discussion and role plays. The training has the following learning goals:
- Learning outcome one: Understanding epidemiology, diagnosis (including differential diagnosis and diagnostic limitations), assessment of BED and the current evidence base.
- Learning outcome two: Understanding theoretical models and psychological theories that contribute to the conceptualisation of BED.
- Learning outcome three: Developing a nuanced understanding of the literature on weight loss sufficient to support client centered decision making and work with a broad range of referrers.
- Learning outcome four: Building confidence to deliver the core interventions in CBT-BED including but not limited to: developing a formulation specific to BED, providing psychoeducation around higher weight and weight stigma, normalising eating in light of the neurocognitive profile of BED, understanding binge cues, working with self-criticism, imagery rescripting for body shame and negative core beliefs, and improving body image.
This training has been approved by NEDC as meeting the requirement of an evidence-based treatment model (CBT-BED) as required for the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential.
Pre-requisite: this workshop is for mental health clinicians only. Mental health training and training and significant experience in using cognitive behavioural therapy more generally is assumed knowledge.
About the Presenter:
Dr Carmel Harrison is a Clinical Psychologist at BodyMatters Australasia, a private practice with a particular interest in treating eating and body image issues. She has worked in private practice for 9 years following completed her Clinical PhD at the Australian National University. 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.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder (CBT-BED) – Two-Day Training May 2024