TBT-S Training for Carers

EDFA welcomes a return to face to face training in TBT-S

Half Day Workshop for Carers

This half-day training and discussion will introduce Carers  (Supports) to TBT-S tools, approaches and information to help their loved one with an eating disorder

Training delivered by internationally acclaimed clinicians Dr Laura Hill and Dr Stephanie Knatz-Peck

TBT-S is designed to build upon other Eating Disorder (ED) therapies, addressing neurobiological alterations, treating to the traits, and including Supports for clients of all ages.

Carer Registrations

Melbourne 1/2 day Carer’s Workshop 18th February 2023

Brisbane 1/2 day Carer’s Workshop 27th February 2023

Perth 1/2 day Carer’s Workshop  11th March 2023

Live Streaming Opportunity

Due to requests from the community, we are delighted to announce we now able to offer a number of attendance places via live streaming.

To attend via live streaming the participant will need to;.


(a) Reside and work in rural, regional or remote parts of Australia,

(b) Reside and work in places in NSW or SA

(c) Reside and work outside of the Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth greater metropolitan areas that require traveling more than 1.5 hours

(d) Can demonstrate to the event organising team they have other significant Impediments which prevent them attending in person.

Please note that if attending via live streaming, the following differences in accreditation from the program.

Level 1 – will need to successfully complete a quiz on the content of the course.

Level 2 – will receive certificates of attendance only.

 If you wish to be considered for attendance via live streaming, please email  tbt-s@edfa.org.au and:

If intending to demonstrate criterion c, leave the name of the town in which you reside and if you are a clinician, the name and address of the centre where you practice.

If intending to demonstrate criterion d above, include the phone number you would like the Committee Member to call you on to discuss the nature of the significant impediment. 

When deemed eligible to attend via live streaming, you will be provided with the required code for use on the booking website.

More about TBT-S

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

When working with children, TBT-S is applied with FBT as the backbone.  

When working with older adolescents and adults, TBTS builds on the  modalities;


temperament based therapy for anorexia in adults and adolescents
  • Integrated Cognitive Affective Therapy (ICAT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),
  • Radically Open Dialectical Therapy RO-DBT
  • Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)
  •  Family Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),  


TBT-S does this by addressing neurobiological alterations, treating to the traits, and including Supports.

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.  TBTS is now being applied in Australia, through Europe and in South America.

Training Course Reference

The TBTS Manual will be the reference for the training.  

It is recommended Carers have the book with them at the workshop.

Registrants will receive a 20% discount code from Cambridge University Press for purchase of the TBT-S Manual – code details will be emailed after registration.

The book can be purchased at:

Cambridge University Press


TBT-S for Carer's

EDFA would like to see TBT-S available to people with AN and their families in Australia as we believe it has a number of benefits not currently readily accessible. 

It involves families as a critical resource, using psycho-education for both the person with the illness and their families to tailor treatment plans. It can be suitable for rural and remote families to attend as a one-week intensive program with 5-7 families/support units, after which the person can return to their local generalist outpatient team. 

This model provides an intensive specialised treatment method, developing a clear behavioural contract/shared action plan with the person and their supports and developing an ongoing meal plan which works for the person.

Alternatively the model can be adapted as a series of one day multi-family workshops or even spread out over a series of half day workshops. Clinicians also learn many skills/activities which can be incorporated in more traditional one-on-one sessional treatment methods.

Early Bird Pricing 

Sign up by Dec 31, 2022.  $50 (EDFA Member) Non EDFA Member $60

Sign up by Jan 31, 2023. $55 (EDFA member) Non EDFA Member $75

After January 31, 2023 $60. (EDFA Member) Non EDFA Member $80

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