CONFERENCE NETWORKING IRELAND (in association with BODYWHYS)
Workshop – Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT) for Bulimia Nervosa
Workshop Title: “Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT); a structured, short-term psychological treatment for bulimia nervosa”
Venue: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.
Date: Friday November 25th, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: €45.00 (includes afternoon coffee/tea/snack)
Workshop Facilitator: Gerard Butcher
Enquiries re payment etc. to: Gerard Butcher 01-8726930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This introductory workshop is limited to 45 places in total and is aimed at those who are familiar with treatment of eating disorders.
Recent research suggests that emotion is an important factor in the aetiology and maintenance of eating disorders. Thus, emotion, and its management, may play an important role in the treatment of eating disorders. Integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) is based on a theoretical model that emphasises the importance of momentary emotion as a maintenance mechanism for binge eating and other eating disorder symptoms. A randomized controlled comparison of integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) and enhanced cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT-E) for bulimia nervosa (Wonderlich et al, 2014) concluded that ICAT was associated with significant improvements in bulimic and associated symptoms that did not differ from those obtained with CBT-E. This suggests targeting emotion and self-oriented cognition in the context of nutritional rehabilitation may be offered as an Innovative approach to the treatment of eating disorders.
This skills-based workshop will:
- Present a brief review of the integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) model
- Identify its common links with CBT-E
- Present the cornerstones of ICAT treatment
- Outline the four phases of ICAT that are required in therapy
- Demonstrate the practical aspects of delivering ICAT
Wonderlich SA, Peterson CB, Crosby RD, Smith TL, Klein MH, Mitchell JE, Crow SJ. (2014) A randomized controlled comparison of integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) and enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-E) for bulimia nervosa. Psychological Medicine. Feb;44(3):543-53