Incorporating DBT into Eating Disorder Treatment

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In this intermediate-level workshop intended for clinicians who treat patients with eating disorders, participants will learn how to use DBT theory and interventions in the treatment of these disorders.  Through lecture, case examples, small group exercises and role plays, participants will have the opportunity to observe and practice DBT case conceptualization and treatment strategies for those diagnosed with an eating disorder.


  • 11 am- 7 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024
  • Online via Zoom
  • 6 CE hours
  • Registration Fee: $349
  • $299 early bird registration by Aug. 31

APA approved for CE hours
CEBT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CEBT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify which form of DBT (standard DBT, DBT for emotional eating, RO DBT, or DBT for complex/co-morbid patients) is appropriate for treating which type of eating disorder
  • Utilize DBT motivation and commitment strategies to help ED patients engage in treatment
  • Prioritize eating disorder and suicidal behaviors in the framework of DBT targets
  • List therapy-interfering behaviors specific to ED patients and explain how these would be addressed in DBT
  • Include the teaching of DBT skills in therapy with ED patients

Instructor Credentials

Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED, is an internationally recognized leader in eating disorder treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, with more than 25 years of experience. She has taught hundreds of workshops and seminars and has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters.  She has also provided consultation and training to eating disorder clinics around the globe. Dr. Wisniewski specializes in treating complex, co-morbid eating disorders, and in 2013 received the Outstanding Clinician Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. She is the founder and Chief Clinical Officer of the Center for Evidence-Based Treatment Ohio, serving patients across the U.S., and Wisniewski Psychology Services, PLLC, in New York.

Anita Federici, PhD, CPsych, FAED, is a clinical psychologist and founder of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation, a private clinic in Ontario specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. She is an expert therapist, teacher, researcher and consultant and is internationally known for her comprehensive team training and clinical consultation. Dr. Federici works extensively with hospitals and community organizations as a program developer and team consultant. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters. To date, she has provided more than 375 lectures and workshops on eating disorders, MED-DBT, and compassionate care for complex needs.

Further information

Please direct all questions and registration requests to Monika Mendels
216.544.1321 ext. 2022
19910 Malvern Road, Suite 220 Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122


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