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BodyMatters is delighted to provide a variety of professional development courses. All courses receive a certificate of attendance including CPD hours completed. Most of these training courses will be delivered via Zoom and are therefore accessible to anyone in Australia- however please click the hyperlinks for more information. We always have more courses pending – watch this space!

 

The upcoming events at BodyMatters include:
Feb
29
Thu
Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) — Two-Day Training (2 Days, Online)
Feb 29 @ 9:30 am – Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm

Professor Tracey Wade presents an two-day workshop on the use of Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) | Zoom | Thursday 29 February to Friday 1 March 2024 9:30am-5pm EST

Price: $800
Location: via Zoom, link to be provided prior to the event.
Date: Thursday 29 February to Friday 1 March 2024 9:30am-5pm EST

About the Event: This two-day introductory workshop examines the model underpinning the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), and the evidence supporting this approach. The tasks of the initial phase of treatment will be described, considering approaches to getting the best start to therapy. Early- to mid-treatment tasks of developing a formulation and treatment plan will be described. On the second day, the modules of Emotional and Social Mind, Identity and Thinking Style will be described, along with a session on relapse prevention and integrating this approach into teams. Throughout the workshop there will individual and small group exercises to embed learning. 

About the Presenter: Distinguished Professor Tracey Wade has worked as a clinician and researcher in eating disorders for over 30 years. 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 2017-18 she was the president of the Eating Disorder Research Society. In 2019 she was appointed Fellow of the APS and was a recipient of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Distinguished Achievement Award, and in 2020 she was the recipient of the Academy of Eating Disorders Outstanding Clinician Award. She is the director of the Flinders Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing, the Blackbird Initiative, and the Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders (FUSED). She has cowritten 3 books (including a therapist manual on CBT-T) and has over 250 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn:

    • key strategies for the initial phase of MANTRA
    • to develop a collaborative MANTRA case conceptualization
    • how to involve close others in treatment
    • how to work with core maintaining factors such as emotional avoidance and cognitive inflexibility in AN
    • how to modify work in the face of complexity and lack of progress.

Key Reading: Schmidt U, Wade TD, Treasure J. (2014). The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): Development, Key Features and Preliminary Evidence. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28, 48-71.

Other Useful Readings: Solmi, M., Wade, T. D., Byrne, S., Del Giovane, C., Fairburn, C. G., Ostinelli, E. G., De Crescenzo, F., Johnson, C., Schmidt, U., Treasure, J., Favaro, A., Zipfel, S., & Cipriani, A. (2021). Comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychological interventions for the treatment of adult outpatients with anorexia nervosa: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry8(3), 215–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30566-6

Vitousek, K., Watson, S., & Wilson, G. T. (1998). Enhancing motivation for change in treatment-resistant eating disorders. Clinical psychology review18(4), 391–420. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0272-7358(98)00012-9

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Mar
21
Thu
Body Image Boot Camp: How to Improve Body Image in Our Clients (1 Day, Online)
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Title: Body Image Boot Camp: how to improve body image in our clients – 10am to 5pm AEDT

Location: Via Zoom
Date: Thursday 21 March, 2024

About the issue/ course:
Improving body image can be the most challenging element of working with clients recovering from disordered eating, particularly in this age of “normative discontent”. Often when our clients relationship with food is restored they continue to experience pervasive body shame. This workshop provides an abundance of practical skills to equip therapists to target body image concerns in clients.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the magnitude and impact of body image concerns
  2. Understand the extent to which our clients can make peace with their bodies
  3. Deconstruct the cultural landscape that breeds body image issues
  4. Understand how to use nuanced language to reduce body shame
  5. Identify clinical factors that perpetuate and maintain poor body image
  6. Implement CBT based exercises to improve client’s body image

Please note: this workshop is informed by the principles of Health at Every Size (™) as a framework for understanding body image concerns
Pricing: $400.00 + GST

About the presenter:
Sarah McMahon is the Director of BodyMatters Australasia, a sydney based private practice with a particular interest in treating eating and body image issues. Sarah has worked in the field of eating disorders for approximately 15 years and has supported hundreds of individuals to achieve recovery. Sarah is well known for her compassionate and respectful approach to treatment as well as her ability to engage with clients in the early stages of change, supporting them through the recovery journey.

 

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May
9
Thu
Engaging Ambivalent Clients: Enhancing Motivation and Building Self-efficacy
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Psychologist and BodyMatters Director Sarah McMahon presents a one day workshop on Engaging Ambivalent Clients: Enhancing Motivation and Building Self-efficacy. | Zoom, Thursday 9 May 2024 10am to 5pm AEST

Location: Via Zoom, Link to be provided prior to the event.
Date: Thursday 9 May 2024

About the Event:
Enhancing our client’s motivation to change and building their self efficacy is absolutely paramount when it comes to treating people experiencing eating and body image issues- including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. This one day workshop for allied health practitioners provides an introduction to/ refresher of motivational interviewing with a specific application to eating disorders. In particular the workshop will emphasize how to work with clients in precontemplative, contemplative and determination/ preparation stages of change.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the transtheoretical stages of change with specific application to eating disorders
  2. Appreciate the key barriers to recovery for eating disorder sufferers
  3. Understand how to support clients to move through precontemplation, contemplation and preparation stages of change
  4. Understand how to build insight in people experiencing eating and body image issues
  5. Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
  6. Increase motivation to change for people experiencing eating and body image issues
  7. Build self efficacy in people experiencing eating and body image issues

Pricing: $400 + GST

About the presenter:

Sarah McMahon is the Director of BodyMatters Australasia, a Sydney based private practice with a particular interest in treating eating and body image issues. Sarah has worked in the field of eating disorders for approximately 15 years and has supported hundreds of individuals to achieve recovery. Sarah is well known for her compassionate and respectful approach to treatment as well as her ability to engage with clients in the early stages of change, supporting them through the recovery journey.

 

 

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Aug
8
Thu
CBT-E Workshop
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm

Psychologist and BodyMatters Director Sarah McMahon presents a two day workshop on Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E). | Zoom, Thursday 8 August and Thursday 15 August 2024 10am to 5pm AEST

Location: Via Zoom, Link to be provided prior to the event.
Price: $650
Date: Thursday 8 August and Thursday 15 August 2024

About the Workshop:

This online, two day, interactive training provides participants with a solid understanding of Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) and practical skills to implement it with clients. CBT-E is a transdiagnostic approach to treating eating disorders, considered to be a gold standard, front line treatment for adults. It is a manualised and structured intervention that is simultaneously highly personalized and  targets the factors that maintain a person’s eating disorder.

The efficacy of CBT-E is supported by the fact that It is one of the modal training recognised by the Australian Eating Disorder Credentialing program and also one of the therapies that can be delivered for medicare subsidized treatment under the Eating Disorder Treatment Plan .

The training will provide a comprehensive introduction to the model including detail on implementing each of the four stages of CBT-E and the application of these to the full range of eating disorders seen in clinical practice. 

This training can be used towards your ED Credential.

Please note: a basic understanding of Eating Disorders and CBT are prerequisites for training.

About the presenter:

Sarah McMahon is the Director of BodyMatters Australasia, a sydney based private practice with a particular interest in treating eating and body image issues. Sarah has worked in the field of eating disorders for approximately 15 years and has supported hundreds of individuals to achieve recovery. Sarah is well known for her compassionate and respectful approach to treatment as well as her ability to engage with clients in the early stages of change, supporting them through the recovery journey.

 

 

Pricing:

  • Regular: $650 (incl. GST)

This workshop is credentialed for NEDC.

 

 

 

 

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