DBT-E: Introducing DBT as a Treatment for Eating Disorders

  • Sydney
  • 31 Jan, 2020 - 31 Jan, 2020

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Based on behavioural principles, the treatment targets emotion dysregulation that leads to problematic behaviours in the clients presenting to treatment. Since the initial publication of the DBT text and manual by Marsha Linnehan in 1993, DBT has been trialled and adapted for other clinical populations characterised by emotion dysregulation. DBT for Binge Eating and Bulimia was developed by Safer, Telch and Chen and presents a treatment based on an emotion dysregulation model of problem eating and adapts the standard DBT protocol for disordered eating. Other adaptations include additional orientation and commitment strategies, additional mindfulness strategies , as well as the inclusion of relapse prevention strategies.

This one-day training aims to introduce participants to DBT as a treatment of emotion dysregulation, and more specifically how DBT strategies and interventions can be used to treat problematic eating behaviours in both individual treatment and using the comprehensive DBT group therapy model. The workshop is designed to be demonstrative, engaging and interactive. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills and interventions in an interactive and supportive environment.

Location: Aerials UTS function centre

UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007

Time: 9:00 am

Cost: $300 + GST