This 2 day interactive training workshop will provide an overview of Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM). The training will be delivered by Jennifer Jordan who is Senior research fellow, senior lecturer, and clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychological Medicine (Christchurch) at the University of Otago.
SSCM was designed as a comparative treatment in a clinical trial to be delivered by therapists with expertise in eating disorders and to provide an optimised form of outpatient treatment. Surprisingly SSCM was superior to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) at the end of treatment, even though in the longer term these effects diminished again.
SSCM combines clinical management like giving information, advice and encouragement with a supportive therapeutic style. The aim of the therapy is to help the patients make a link between their symptoms and their eating behaviour and weight, and to support them in a gradual return to normal eating and weight. Additional therapy content is determined by the patient and can cover general areas of life. Unlike CBT or MANTRA this treatment model is not based on a psychological formulation, rather it uses a very practical and supportive approach.
SSCM is recommended as a first line treatment for adults with Anorexia in the NICE Guidelines (2017).
Learning outcomes and objectives
- Overview of SSCM approach to treating Anorexia Nervosa
- Overview of evidence base for SSCM
- Training on using the SSCM manual
- Opportunity for experiential learning
Who is the course intended for?
Members and Non-members. Clinicians delivering interventions to patients with eating disorders.
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March 2018
09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:30 Morning Session
11:00 Refreshment Break
11:15 Morning Session continues
13:30 Afternoon Session
15:00 Refreshment Break
15:30 Afternoon Session Continues
16:30 Conference Close
FED Members £41.67+VAT - £50.00
BPS Members £50.00+VAT - £60.00
Non-Members of the BPS £66.67+VAT - £80.00