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Clinical Teaching Series on DBT


Topic: Exploring DBT Strategies in the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Higher Levels of Care – Follow-up Sessions
When: Friday, February 24: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, March 24: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, May 26: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, June 16: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, July 21: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

You must register for all session dates.

Registration Deadline: Ongoing up to 5:00 pm on the day prior to the first session. Registration after this time will be on a limited basis.
Where: Offered via: Zoom (Virtual) 

Please note, specific instructions will be emailed to you within your confirmation email immediately following your registration. Please check your junk folder if you have not received this confirmation.
Hosts/Moderators: Catherine Ford and Dr. Gail McVey
Eating Disorders Ontario  
Clinical Facilitator: Anita Federici, Ph.D., C.Psych, FAED
Invited expert on behalf of EDO

BIO: Dr. Federici is internationally known for her comprehensive team training and clinical consultation.  She offers consulting in the following areas: clinical practice, research methods, program development, program evaluation, DBT and CBT implementation.
Drawing from more than 20 years of direct and translational research, this series of six half-day workshops will continue to focus on utilizing DBT for clients who have not responded to standard ED interventions, and builds upon the knowledge gained in the EDO-hosted January 2023 training in the DBT-ED model. These follow-up workshops will explore DBT strategies in more depth, support implementation efforts, and provide an opportunity to work through cases and questions. 

Topics covered include:

Intro to behaviourism and target groups
Chain and missing link analysis
Dialectical dilemmas/secondary targets
Contingency management protocols
Additional skills practice
How to run a consult team
Target Audience:
• Mental health clinicians/psychotherapists in specialized eating disorders programs working in Ontario publicly-funded settings (no fee-for-service). 
• This event is geared towards mental health providers who have:
• attended the EDO-hosted January 2023 training on DBT-informed practices in the treatment of eating disorders or have equivalent, foundational training in the DBT-ED model (e.g., rationale, eligibility criteria, adapted biosocial theory, adapted target hierarchy, use of DBT-ED commitment strategies, experience teaching DBT skills, dialectical approaches and team stance in DBT-ED)
• experience working in an eating disorders setting 

Required preparation:
Attendance at the EDO-Hosted January 2023 “DBT-Informed Practices in the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Higher Levels of Care” training (or viewing of all the on-demand recordings from the January 2023 training) or other formal training in the DBT-ED model (e.g., Sick Kids Learning Institute, DBT-ED Level 2 training) 
Recommended preparation For those of you with little prior DBT training or in need of a refresher, the following book is recommended: DBT for Dummies (by Gillian Galen and Blaise Aguirre, © 2021). You can purchase the book here:  Caversham Booksellers
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On-Demand Series for Dietitians


Topic: Eating Disorders & Community Dietitians: Introduction and Building on the Basics
Clinical Facilitators:
Rachel Dies, RD & Anne Williams, RD 
Event Details: Flyer describing the clinical teaching sessions
Series Overview:
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On-Demand Series on DBT

DBT informed practices for eating disorder treatment in higher levels of care – January training & follow-up sessions
Facilitator: Dr. Anita Federici, PhD., C.Psych
Series Overview:
January training: DBT-ED Flyer describing the clinical teaching sessions 
Follow-up sessions: DBT-ED Flyer describing follow-up sessions
Sessions: January training:
Session 1 – January 17, 2023Broadening the lens: rationale, bio temperament and biosocial theory 
Session 2 – January 20, 2023Team stance: standard vs. DBT, assumptions, 2-step model, validation and dialectical strategies
Session 3 – January 24, 2023Commitment and targeting: “house of DBT,” commitment strategies, hierarchy and tracking 
Session 4 – January 27, 2023Skills in programs: selection considerations, skills practice and coaching protocol

Follow-up sessions:
Session 1 – February 24, 2023: Intro to behaviourism and target groups
Session 2 – March 24, 2023Diary cards and chain analysis
Session 3 – April 21, 2023: Dialectical dilemmas and secondary targets

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On Demand Series for General Ward Staff

How to care for a young person presenting with an eating disorder on a general paediatric unit/setting

Topic: How to care for a young person presenting with an eating disorder on a general paediatric unit/setting (practical tips, interactive discussion, case scenarios) 
Presenter: Paul Agar, RN BAS MHM, Clinical Manager
Pediatric Eating Disorders Program, Adolescent Medicine Program, Child & Youth Mental Health Outpatient Services, 
Child Assessment and Advocacy Program, Chronic Pain Program.
McMaster Children’s Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences
Read Bio Here >>>>
Contacts: Sharon Zister ( or Gail McVey
Dates/Time: This series was recorded live in March/April of 2021
Location: Webinar link(s) available upon registration
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals working within General Paediatric Units
This event is especially geared towards nursing staff. 
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The Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with:

  • The University Health Network (Toronto General Division)
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Provincial network of specialized eating disorder service providers

Contact Us

Ontario Community Outreach
Program for Eating Disorders

University Health Network
Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4