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Eating disorders

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The past year has been a productive year for the Faculty for Eating Disorders.  The Faculty hosted a CPD event in April 2016 at the BPS Offices in London. Tom Lynch provided an introductory training in Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT), which is a new treatment that targets over-controlled behaviour. The approach has been used to treat some of the rigid responses and emotional inhibition thought to underlie many treatment-resistant conditions including Anorexia Nervosa. It was an interesting day which was well attended.

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The Faculty has organised two CPD events in the past year. The first of these was a two day event held at the BPS offices in London. Dr Kelly Vitousek (University of Hawaii) joined us and provided a highly engaging presentation.

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Sunday 11 October was World Obesity Day. To mark it, I was one of seven psychologists who signed this letter to the press:

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The Faculty has organised three CPD events in 2014. The first of these was a Northern Region event held in Sheffield on 27 March 2014.

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In this interview David M. Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society discusses how he has helped increase access to cognitive behavioural therapy for those who need it via Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

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Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health epidemics in the UK.&