Venue: ONLINE via Zoom, and CATCH-UP for 14 days.
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Joining details will be sent to all delegates on Thursday 24th November after bookings close. Please note that by booking a ticket for this workshop, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for Zoom events, so please read through them carefully before making your purchase.
Schedule: 10am to 4pm.
Catch-up: This workshop will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed out to all delegates on Thursday 1st December. This recording will then be available to view in your own time for 14 days from 9am Friday 2nd December to 9am Friday 16th December. After this time the recording will no longer be available, so if you are planning to use the catch-up function, please ensure that you have adequate time to view the recording within this time frame.
Standard Ticket Price – £109
Available until 11am on Thursday 24th November when bookings close. Pick this ticket if you can afford to pay this, or if all the discounted tickets have been sold.
Discounted Ticket Price – £99
Available until Saturday 29th October, subject to limited availability. Pick this ticket if you are on a reduced income or a student counsellor/psychotherapist. Proof of student or recent graduate status required.
Bookings must be paid for either via Paypal, Credit/debit card (via Paypal, no Paypal account required), or bank transfer. All payments via bank transfer must be made by 11am on Thursday 24th November to secure your place!
All delegates will be supplied with a CPD Certificate. This will be sent automatically to all delegates AFTER the workshop takes place.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Recognising and supporting clients experiencing BDD and associated body-focused distress.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affects around 2% of the population, making it more common than many better-researched and understood diagnoses such as anorexia.
BDD is characterised by a distressing preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw in the appearance which is either not visible to the outside eye or, to the outside eye, is simply seen as part of normal human variation.
BDD affects people who identify as females and males almost equally and has one of the highest suicide rates of any mental health diagnosis.
In this workshop we will consider indications that a client may be experiencing body dysmorphic disorder and associated struggles and how to explore this possibility alongside them.
We will delve into the systemic, biological, psychological and interpersonal underpinnings of BDD alongside its clinical presentation and recommended psychotherapeutic approaches. As part of the day, we will explore associated manifestations of body-focused distress including eating disorders and how these can overlap and conflate with BDD.
The workshop will include insights from attachment theory, polyvagal theory, internal family systems theory, voice dialogue and the psychobiology of shame.