Register now for our International webinar
'What is FBT? Exposing the Myths'

Presented by Professor Dr James Lock, MD, PhD, Kellie Lavender, Certified Family Based Treatment Therapist & Supervisor and a Carer

Saturday, 3rd June 2023

10 – 11.30am AEST

Including half an hour of Q & A’s with the panel and the audience

EDFA *Members FREE

Non Members AUD $35

(*Request your member discount code by contacting the Event Organiser)

Webinar via Zoom online platform

A recording of the webinar will be emailed to all registrants

Why attend EDFA’s Dr James Lock MD, PhD and Kellie Lavender webinar?

You may have heard some damaging and false ideas about FBT. This is an excellent opportunity to hear the truth about FBT first hand from our expert clinical and lived experience panel and to learn how you can assist in the recovery of the person you are supporting using this treatment.

Parents, carers, families, clinicians – anyone supporting individuals in recovery from an eating disorder will gain knowledge, confidence and empowerment from leading experts in Family Based Treatment.

About Dr James Lock, MD, Ph.D

Dr James Lock, MD, Ph.D. is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine where he also serves as Director of the Eating Disorder Program for Children and Adolescents. Dr Lock has published over 300 articles, abstracts, books and book chapters. He has been continuously funded by NIH since 1998. His recent research focuses on integrating treatment research with neuroscience in eating disorders, including examining neurocognitive processes and their functional and neuroanatomical correlates.

He has lectured widely in the US, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He was awarded the Price Family Foundation Award for Research Excellence in 2010 and the Leadership award from the International Academy of Eating Disorders in 2014.

About Kellie Lavender

Professor Dr James Lock, MD, PhD, , Kellie Lavender, Certified Family Based Treatment Therapist and Supervisor and a Carer

Kellie Lavender is Co-Director and Co-Founder of NZEDC, Faculty Member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, USA, a Certified Family Based Treatment Therapist and Supervisor and a Certified Member of the International Association of Applied Neuropsychotherapy (IAAN).

Kellie is co-director of the New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic, a specialist private eating disorders clinic in Auckland. Kellie has worked in the field of eating disorders for over 20 years with clients of all ages and almost all eating disorder presentations. Over the past twelve years Kellie has specialised further in using FBT with adolescents and young adults, becoming accredited as a certified FBT therapist (2014) and supervisor (2016) and trainer (2020). She is a Faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Treatment of Eating Disorders, USA and is passionate about ensuring that evidence-based treatments are delivered to a high standard.

She provides individual FBT supervision for certification in NZ and internationally as well as regular specialist supervision to teams across New Zealand and Australia for FBT and AFT (Adolescent Focused Therapy).