We are pleased to announce that our ninth Newbridge Masterclass will be led by Professor Josie Geller, one of Canada’s leading authorities on eating disorders.

Professor Geller’s theme for the day will be: what are the key ingredients in eating disorders treatment? What do effective therapies have in common and what is the role of collaboration?

Professor Geller’s Masterclass will take place on March 21, 2017.

The Newbridge Masterclass series has previously been led by speakers from Norway, Sweden, Australia and the UK. All speakers are internationally recognised for their research and clinical practice.

Josie Geller is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Director of Research in the Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul’s Hospital and current president of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada.

Professor Hubert Lacey, Medical Director of Newbridge House, said: “We are really delighted that Professor Geller will be leading our next Masterclass.

“The series was conceived as a forum for people working in eating disorders services to come together, to reflect on what we know, what we are still learning and to hear from internationally renowned researchers and clinicians.

“In our series so far, we have considered the evidence from the key current approaches, such as Family-Based Treatment and Multi-Family Therapy. In this next Masterclass, Professor Geller will challenge us to look across a range of different treatment approaches and consider what works and what stance we bring to our clinical practice.

“Professor Geller will compare collaborative and directive support stance and address the key role of treatment non-negotiables in treatment. In common with all Masterclasses, we will be consistently turning back to the evidence: what does the research tell us? We will also ensure, as we have seen throughout the series, that participants have ample opportunity to reflect on the complex issues they face in their clinical practice and discuss how these relate to the evidence and themes.”

The primary focus of Professor Geller’s clinical and research activity is collaborative care. She is interested in intra and interpersonal factors that promote change, client readiness and motivation, therapeutic alliance and self-compassion. More recently, as author of the British Columbia Clinical Practice Guidelines, her work has addressed service delivery models, with the aim of enhancing collaborative care in team settings, promoting patient autonomy and improving resource utilisation.

Apply for a place

Attendance is free but by invitation ONLY. To apply for an invitation on this Masterclass, please email Amanda Deakin with your name, job title, contact telephone number and the service where you work: mandy.deakin@newbridge-health.org.uk. Our Masterclasses are always over-subscribed: we will consider all applications and ensure there is a balance of professionals from different types of services and regions. The Masterclass will take place at Fairlawns Hotel, Aldridge, West Midlands (on the Sutton Coldfield/Staffordshire border).

Programme Details

Masterclass: Key ingredients in eating disorders treatment
Date: Tuesday March 21st 2017
Location: Fairlawns Hotel, Little Aston Road, Aldridge WS9 0NU
Time: 9.30am for coffee and registration, sessions run 10am–3.30pm.
Suitable for: all senior eating disorders professionals
Cost: Attendance is free but by invitation only

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