Webinar: The Empirical Status of Current Psychological Treatments for Eating Disorders

Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 12:30pm

Webinar details

Presented by Dr Jake Linardon, this webinar will explore the current psychological treatments for eating disorders and their effectiveness.

Eating disorders are increasingly prevalent conditions that are associated with morbidity, mortality and profound psychosocial impairment. Effective psychological treatments for eating disorders are urgently needed. Dr Linardon's existing program of research has systematically evaluated the efficacy of a wide range of psychological treatments across the eating disorder spectrum.

In this webinar, he'll discuss the current evidence for these psychological treatments based off findings from a series of studies he has led. He'll focus particularly on the efficacy of the ‘second’ and ‘third-wave’ cognitive-behavioural therapies, and will also discuss whether these treatments have broader effects beyond merely symptom improvement. He will also touch on current knowledge around how and for whom these evidence-based eating disorder treatments work, with clear implications for clinical practice.


Dr Jake Linardon is a Lecturer and Research Fellow at Deakin. He completed his PhD in 2017 at Australian Catholic University. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of eating disorders and their treatment. He is particularly interested in not only understanding which psychological treatments for eating disorders are effective, but also how, for whom and under what set of circumstances these treatments work.

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Date and time

Tuesday 2 April 2019
12:30pm AEDT