CBT For Eating Disorders: Developing core skills for evidence-based treatment


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This workshop, led by Professor Glenn Waller, will detail the evidence for cognitive-behaviour therapy in the treatment of eating disorders, the structure of this therapy, and why therapists can fail to apply it appropriately. The majority of the workshop will be dedicated to skills training. Participants will be shown a range of CBT-ED techniques in action, in order to learn how to apply them appropriately.  

By the end of the workshop, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain what evidence-based CBT-ED involves, and why
  • Engage patients in the challenging work of CBT-ED
  • Select the techniques that individual patients need to address their individual eating problems
  • Apply core CBT-ED techniques, determine whether they are working, and respond accordingly

Glenn Waller is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK. His clinical and academic specialism is evidence-based CBT for eating disorders, with a particular emphasis on effective treatment in routine clinical settings. He has published over 260 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters and two books in the field, and regularly presents workshops at national and international meetings. He is past president of the international Academy for Eating Disorders, is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, and is on the editorial board of Behaviour Research and Therapy. He was a member of the NICE Eating Disorders Guideline Development Group, responsible for the 2017 update to the eating disorders guideline.

This workshop will contribute 6 hours towards Continuing Professional Development requirements. 

The British Psychological Society, Finsbury, London EC2A 4UE