Workshop C

Workshop C Concurrent Discussions/Activities


Implementing Innovative DBT-ED Programming at High levels of Care

Anita Federici, PhD, CPsych, FAED

Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Modify intake procedures to increase commitment and streamline patients into separate care pathways.
  2. Describe how to run an innovative post-meal DBT skills practice session.
  3. Review "lessons learned" from other teams, clients, and caregivers to enhance the treatment of multi-diagnostic ED presentations.

Adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for a Pediatric Eating Disorders Partial Hospital Program

Lauren Salvatore, PsyD

Northwell Health

Co-Authors: Marianna Ashurova, Northwell Health; Victor Fornari, Northwell Health; Sarah Maza, Northwell Health; Ida Dancyger, Northwell Health

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review theoretical foundations for adapting DBT treatment for Eating Disorders in youth.
  2. Development and implementation of a DBT milieu in a PHP.
  3. Use of DBT treatment strategies to target eating disorder symptoms and other psychopathology in a PHP.

Positive Psychology Interventions for Eating Disorder Recovery: A Focus on Hope and Quality of Life

Eva Schoen, PhD

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Adult Psychology

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify research and conceptual findings on positive psychology and positive emotions with patients with eating disorders. 
  2. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the application of positive psychology principles to eating disorder treatment and recovery.
  3. Participants will practice positive psychology exercises during the workshop.

Moving Forward in Recovery from an Eating Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: An Evidence-Informed Trauma-Competent Psychoeducation Program that You Can Use Now

Kathryn Trottier, PhD

University Health Network; University of Toronto

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe PTSD, how PTSD symptoms are maintained (i.e., what keeps them going), and how people recover from trauma and PTSD.
  2. Describe trauma-competent eating disorder treatment principles.
  3. Use the workbook "Cognitive Behavioural Tools to Help You Move Forward in Your Recovery from Your Eating Disorder and Trauma" to guide the provision of trauma-competent eating disorder treatment.


Innovations in Exposure Therapy Techniques: How our Knowledge of Inhibitory Learning Theory Can Enhance Treatment Benefits

Glenn Waller, Professor, DPhil, MClinPsychol, FAED

Co-Authors: Carolyn Becker, Trinity University; Nicholas Farrall (Ph.D.), nOCD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe key principles of ILT and how these principles apply to exposure therapy.
  2. Convey a rationale for ILT-informed exposure therapy to individuals and their family members. 
  3. Integrate key principles of ILT into exposure activities that address various ED features, such as eating-related fear and avoidance, body image anxiety, and recurrent binge eating.