Training 1: Wednesday November 2nd, 2022
Training 2: Wednesday March 29th, 2023
Location: Nurture Psychology, Parnell AKL Cost: $325 + GST Facilitator: Dr Marion Roberts, Clinical Psychologist

Access to specialist eating disorder treatment is scarce across New Zealand, particularly outside of main urban areas. This one day training workshop aims to up-skill primary care clinicians (i.e. GP’s), together with psychologists/counsellors & mental health trained allied health clinicians with skills to competently screen & assess for bulimia nervosa, and deliver a brief guided self-help intervention feasible for the primary or secondary care setting.

Guided self-help CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) is an acceptable first line treatment for bulimia nervosa per the NICE guidelines. It is a brief & time limited intervention involving 30 minute “talking treatment” or therapy sessions, with patient use of a therapy book alongside, across a 5-6 month period.

The workshop will cover the following elements tailored to working with patients with bulimia nervosa; (morning) base therapeutic skills & rapport in this client group, screening & diagnostic assessment of bulimia nervosa, simple differential diagnosis, compassionate weighing, determining suitability for guided self-help; (afternoon) evidence-base and competent delivery of guided self-help treatment for bulimia nervosa.

Trainings are in a small group setting in order to facilitate learning, therefore spaces are limited (maximum 15). All enquiries are welcome via hello@nurturepsychology.co.nz or register via this link https://www.nurturepsychology.co.nz/training

Dr Marion Roberts is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience in the field of eating disorders as both an academic and a clinician. She is the Director of Nurture Psychology, a specialist eating disorder private practice in Parnell, Auckland, Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, and is currently serving her 5th year on the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders executive committee. She has a passion for workforce development in order to increase access to evidence-based, client-centred treatment across the eating disorder sector.