Go to main content

Introductory 2 Day CPD Event on Focal Psychodynamic (FPT) Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa

13 November 2019 - 14 November 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This event is open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
Image alt text

Registration deadline: 10 November

The psychotherapeutic treatment of anorexia nervosa is challenging as patients show a strong fixation to their symptoms and a lack of disease insight combined with a partial disease denial.

The workshop will start with a short overview on the scientific evidence for individual outpatient psychotherapy in adult anorexia nervosa patients.

In the main part of the workshop the manual of the evidence-based focal psychodynamic psychotherapy will be presented.

The starting point for treatment is a detailed initial interview, in accordance with the Operationalised Psychodynamic Diagnosis System (OPD). The three-phase psychodynamic treatment is centred around a specific therapeutic focus derived from the OPD interview.

Case vignettes will be used to provide deeper insight into the therapeutic process. The most frequent life-threatening conflicts, dysfunctional relationship patterns as well as structural impairments of anorexia nervosa patients will be discussed. Examples of patient-therapist dialogues as well as of intervention strategies will be used to illustrate the treatment program. Furthermore, strategies are discussed to cope with crises and problems in the course of treatment.

The efficacy of the manualised disorder focused treatment approach presented in the talk was confirmed by the large-scale randomized controlled ANTOP study of outpatient treatments of adult anorexia nervosa patients. The primary outcomes of the ANTOP study as well as secondary research findings will be additionally presented.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Friederich Heidelberg

The British Psychological Society
30 Tabernacle Street

Event Location: 
09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:30 Morning Session
11:00 Coffee Break (15min)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Afternoon Session
15:00 Tea Break (15min)
16:30 Close


DCP FED Members* £100.00 (£80 + VAT)
BPS Members £120.00 (£96 + VAT)
Non-Members £180.00 (£144 + VAT)

* FED - Faculty for Eating Disorders

Terms and conditions apply.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'FED- Anorexia Nervosa - Nov19' at: 

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.        

Top of page