New Training Workshop CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
New Training Workshop: CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
In 2018 CCI was pleased to introduce a new training workshop to its training series that specifically focuses on CBT for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Given the positive feedback we received from participants at this training, we will be offering this workshop again this year on May 22nd from 9:00 – 4:30pm (for more details on the workshop, and to download the registration form, please see the Training section of our website).
BDD affects 1-2 % of the general population, but prevalence rates can be as high as 6-7% in psychiatric settings. The appearance-related preoccupations and behaviours (e.g. mirror-checking, grooming) of individuals with BDD far exceed the physical appearance concerns experienced by most people from time to time. BDD commonly co-occurs with disorders such as depression and social anxiety disorder, and individuals with eating disorders may also report appearance concerns that meet criteria for a comorbid diagnosis of BDD. While attempts to resolve these appearance concerns through cosmetic procedures tend to be ineffective, evidence-based treatments such as CBT have been shown to be effective for managing BDD.
This 1-day workshop will provide participants with:
- an introduction to BDD
- a clear formulation and treatment plan for working with BDD
- the opportunity to observe and practice treatment strategies for reducing appearance preoccupation, testing appearance-related predictions through the use of behavioural experiments and adjusting appearance-related beliefs and assumptions.
The BDD workshop offered at CCI is an advanced workshop suitable for mental health professionals who have some experience using CBT (including formal CBT training or completion of the CCI CBT Foundation Course) and would like to extend their CBT skills to working with BDD.
Please note that registration for this workshop closes on May 2nd 2019.