Many individuals with eating disorders that we treat within DBT have not responded adequately to front-line, standard treatment approaches (e.g., FBT, CBT-ED). DBT, with its dialectical philosophy of acceptance and change, unique stylistic and commitment strategies, and focus on emotion regulation may address some of the barriers to standard ED treatments. DBT offers alternative methods of addressing, talking about, and working with food and weight and managing therapy interfering behaviours that have otherwise rendered previous attempts at ED treatment unsuccessful. The DBT clinician, when working with clients with eating disorders, must integrate standard ED concepts and treatment strategies with DBT interventions designed to moderate emotional lability and ambivalence and ultimately support the client in achieving a life worth living that is, by definition, free from an eating disorder.
Note this training is complementary to our other current eating disorders training, but can be attended separately.
Note: if this training is sold out then you will be able to join a waitlist. If we repeat this training then those on the waiting list will be the first to be offered a place for the new training.
Shelly Hindle is a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand who is currently working in a DBT lead role in an Auckland DHB. This role includes development and implementation of various DBT initiatives across settings including DBT in schools, emotion regulation skills training groups for adolescents, and DBT for co-morbid eating disorders. She is also working for Tupu Ora Regional Eating Disorder Service in a programme development role. Shelly’s previous roles include working in a large specialist eating disorder service where she was the lead developer of a comprehensive DBT programme for adults with co-morbid Anorexia Nervosa, across the residential, day programme and outpatient setting. Shelly has presented at international conferences on DBT for eating disorders and is the elected co-chair for the Suicide and DBT Special Interest Group for the Academy for Eating Disorders. Shelly provides individual and team supervision in DBT and consultation on DBT for Eating Disorders. Shelly’s interests include training and supervision in DBT and implementation projects; particularly around adaptations of DBT (DBT for ED’s, Adolescents, DBT-PE, DBT in Schools etc).
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.