The 12th Newbridge House Masterclass will focus on new cognitive tools which have been demonstrated to effectively address negative emotional states.

Gerard Butcher, Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, will lead the Masterclass, taking place on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.

The Newbridge House Masterclass series is a renowned forum, providing access to training by internationally recognised specialists within their field.

The forthcoming Masterclass will focus on two emerging therapies: Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT) and Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT). The emphasis will be on their potential for addressing negative emotional states within the treatment of eating disorders.

“It is widely recognised that emotional dysregulation is a feature of both the development of and maintenance thereafter of eating disorders,” explains Mr Butcher.

“Training will focus on structured cognitive tools to help individuals address negative emotional states more effectively, with practical applications for both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa treatment.”

Registration is now open for places on the Masterclass, which will be delivered at New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Training is delivered free of charge to professionals working in eating disorders and mental health services.

As Masterclasses are always over-subscribed, applications are carefully considered, and places subsequently allocated to enable a wide range of different services (community and acute) and professional groups to access training.

Previous Masterclasses have been led by speakers from Australia, Canada, Sweden, Norway and nationally renowned services in the UK.

Professor Hubert Lacey, head of research for Newbridge House and the Schoen Clinic Hospital Group, commented:

“We are very proud of the Masterclass series, which has consistently delivered the highest quality of training and reflection for people working in eating disorders services.

“We are pleased to present another excellent programme with all the hallmarks of a Masterclass: the opportunity to learn about the latest tools within the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tradition and importantly, consideration of how these tools can be effectively applied at the ‘coalface’ of eating disorders treatment programmes.”

The full programme for the 12th Masterclass is available here

To apply for a place on this Masterclass, please email Amanda Deakin, Masterclass Administrator, giving your name, job designation, the service you work in and full contact details: Mandy.Deakin@newbridge-health.org.uk

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