The upcoming events at BodyMatters include:
Psychologist and BodyMatters Director Sarah McMahon presents a course on Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) for Severe and Enduring Anorexia nervosa. | Zoom, Thursday 16 May 2024 10am to 5pm AEST
Title: Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) for Severe and Enduring Anorexia nervosa – 10am to 5pm AEST
Location: Via Zoom
Price: $400 + GST
Dates: Thursday 16 May, 2024
About the Workshop:
Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) was originally designed as a placebo comparative treatment in a clinical trial for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, and showed promising results. Since then SSCM has continued to be used, and shown to be a valid and effective treatment for anorexia nervosa. SSCM combines a range of tools including clinical management, psychoeducation and encouragement with a supportive therapeutic style, working collaboratively with clients to target specific eating disorder symptoms. The aim of the therapy is to empower clients to make a link between their symptoms, eating behaviour and weight, and to support them to gradually return to normal eating and weight.
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.
- An understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)
- To understand when SSCM is indicated and contraindicated
- To understand the target symptoms of SSCM
- Understand the three phase structure of SSCM
- Apply SSCM as a treatment for Anorexia Nervosa