TBT-S (Temperament Based Therapy with Supports)

TBT-S is eating disorder treatment for older adolescents and adults

What is TBT-S?

TBT-S (Temperament Based Therapy with Supports) is eating disorder treatment for older adolescents and adults.

Originally from the US, TBT-S recognises that family and carers are central to recovery, as this treatment acknowledges and embraces the family in the treatment process.

TBT-S uses experiential therapy to help the person with an eating disorder (and their support people) understand how their symptoms can be explained by their temperament – an umbrella term involving biology, brain functioning, genetics and personality traits’.

Carer and Clinician Education

In early 2019, EDFA conducted a series of sold out workshops across the country.

In partnership with EDANZ, we were able to reach over 350 carers and clinicians across Australia and New Zealand. 

EDFA brought clinicians and carers together for the workshops to recognise that both are critical members of the team and can learn from each other as well as the TBT-S presenters.

Seminars on TBT-S (Temperament based therapy with supports)

Register for TBT-S Webinars

In 2022 EDFA is providing opportunities for Clinicians to learn more about Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S)

Why involve families?

Dr Stephanie Knazt-Peck of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) chats to Dr Ivan Eisler of the Maudsley Institute (UK) about the importance of families/parents/carers in the treatment of young adults and adults as part of the therapeutic alliance between clinicians and families/parents/carers.

TBT-S Research, TEDx talk and podcasts

Head to this page for research papers, ted talks, podcasts and other resources

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