NZEDC is proud to host for the first time in New Zealand:
Integrative Cognitive Affective Therapy (ICAT) for Bulimia Nervosa
with Stephen Wonderlich Ph.D. and Carol Peterson Ph.D.
Integrative Cognitive Affective Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (ICAT-BN) has been established as a new evidence based treatment of bulimia nervosa. ICAT-BN has been tested in pilot studies and also in a randomised control trial, in which it was compared to Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E) and did not differ from CBT-E in its effectiveness.
Presenters will review the model of bulimic psychopathology which underlies ICAT-BN, with a particular emphasis on the momentary emotional correlates of bulimic behavior and their role in precipitating eating disorder psychopathology. The overarching clinical aim of ICAT-BN is to assist patients to enhance their awareness of momentary emotional factors which contribute to their psychopathology and also to identify the processes in their lives which generate periods of emotion dysregulation. Also, ICAT-BN attempts to help patients develop a variety of behaviors to manage urges for bulimic behavior, including promoting normalised eating.
The workshop will be very clinical in content, with an emphasis on reviewing the phases of treatment in ICAT-BN, clinical targets for treatment, and techniques for modifying the target and associated bulimic behavior.
The workshop is suitable for all clinicians providing eating disorder treatment.
To register and for more information, please contact the NZEDC clinic manager: