Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E) is recognised as the first-line treatment for adults with an eating disorder. Despite the obvious value in such an approach, concerns about its limitations in addressing complex and/or comorbid presentations, its viability for private-practice settings, and its application to higher-weighted individuals have been ubiquitous.
As such, this workshop aims to provide:
- An overview of the theoretical background of and evidence for CBT-E as well as its treatment principles, and protocols,
- An overview of the transdiagnostic formulation (with consideration of its use and limitation in complex/comorbid presentations) and its role in treatment planning,
- Considerations of therapist stance and effective client engagement (with specific consideration for ambivalence and/or low motivation in treatment),
- Consideration of its application to diverse populations (including higher-weighted individuals) and across different settings (specifically, private practice settings), and
- Demonstrations and skills practice of the main CBT-E interventions.
The training will involve didactic, interactive/experiential practise opportunities, and case summaries/examples. Prior knowledge and understanding of eating disorders as well as training and experience in general CBT principles is assumed.
Dr Kiera Buchanan is registered as both a Clinical Psychologist and a Health Psychologist as well as an AHPRA-approved supervisor.
Kiera is the Director of Centre for Integrative Health: Queensland’s private treatment centre for eating disorders and body-image concerns. Kiera is an executive committee member of the Queensland Eating Disorder Advisory Group (EDAG) as well as a former executive member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).
- Limited places available
- In person, face-to-face training format
- For more information, contact email@example.com
“Thank you so much for the fantastic training you delivered last week on CBT-E. I lived with anorexia, bulimia and BED in my teens/20s and received care from several professionals who did not appear to know how to deliver evidence-based interventions for these conditions. These healthcare interactions both delayed my recovery and made it harder to recover. I am therefore so very grateful for your workshops and education of health professionals -having trained professionals means that ED suffers can receive timely and effective care, so thank you for your work in this area.”
Bronwyn M, Psychologist
“Thank you so very much for your outstanding presentation of the CBT-E workshop. I appreciate so much the energy and passion you brought to the workshop. The knowledge, awareness and confidence I gained from the course is life-changing. I feel absolutely privileged to have had this opportunity. I have always been passionate about working in the eating disorders field, however, have not had the specific training nor confidence to do so. Thank you very much.”
Carolyn K, Psychologist