Professional Development

Treating eating disorders with enhanced CBT course – expressions of interest

Treating eating disorders with enhanced CBT course – expressions of interest

We’re seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for a place in our upcoming Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders course.


The course is for Top End and Big Rivers health professionals. The follow practitioners are eligible to apply:

  • Accredited mental health clinicians and workers
  • Staff working in the eating disorder sector
  • GPs.


EOI Submissions

Limited places are available. Submit your EOI by 30 June 2023.

NT PHN will review all EOIs to select successful participants.


The Course

CBT-E is a transdiagnostic treatment, suitable for all eating diagnoses and for adolescents as well as adults. As such, it is an ideal basic training for those working with people who have eating disorders (EDs).

EDs are complex conditions with medical and psychological risk and a high level of mortality. Furthermore, patients with EDs experience intense fear of change. As a result, many clinicians avoid treating this population and have little knowledge of ED treatment. Yet EDs are much more common than previously thought, and it is imperative that mental health clinicians can identify and treat these disorders with appropriate evidence-based therapy.



The training aims to increase the confidence of GPs & mental health clinicians therefore increasing the capacity of the workforce to meet the demand for eating disorder treatment referrals.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • receive an overview of the issues relevant to treating people with eating disorders
  • learn the interventions and structure of  CBT-E
  • observe demonstrations of behavioural and cognitive techniques used in CBT-E
  • have an opportunity to practice these
  • be able to use these techniques in their clinical practice.

Previous experience

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of CBT principles and to have completed an Introduction to Eating Disorders course. The latter can be accessed online via InsideOut Institute or via free modules provided by NEDC which can be accessed using this link –


  • Copy of PowerPoint slides
  • Participants’ workbook


Anthea Fursland is a clinical psychologist and credentialed eating disorder clinician, with over 40 years in the field, in the UK, USA & Australia.  She was Director of the WA Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) and the WA Eating Disorders Outreach & Consultation Service. She has created a web-based self-help resource and co-authored many peer-reviewed papers.

Anthea currently works in private practice, offering psychological assessment, training and consultation. She has trained and supervised clinicians throughout Australia in CBT-E.

Anthea serves on the Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and is a member of the Australian Government Department of Health Eating Disorders Technical Advisory Group. She is Past-president of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED), was elected a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and recipient of the 2016 ANZAED Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2019 AED Outstanding Clinician Award.


Training Details

Dates: Thursday 20 July and Friday 21 July

Venue:  Salvation Army, Cnr Lee Point Road and, 3 Yanyula Dr, Anula NT 0812

Time: 8:30 – 4:30

Catering:  morning tea and lunch both days

Video/Web option: No

Training Costs
Training is free to participants

This course is a partnership between NT PHN, headspace and Flourish Collective.

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