Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Adult Eating Disorders
Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Adult Eating Disorders

Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Adult Eating Disorders (SSCM)

Presented by CEED Senior Clinicians Rhiannon Griggs and Tanya Gilmartin and CEED Lived Experience Advisor – Consumer Perspective Gareth Sherring

Wednesday 5 June 2024
9:00am – 5:00pm

Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) is an effective outpatient eating disorders treatment for anorexia nervosa, tested against evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Unlike CBT and IPT, SSCM allows for greater flexibility in sessions to address broader life issues and client goals as well as eating disorder behaviours. Ongoing research has confirmed SSCM as an effective, viable treatment option for eating disorders.

The two aims of SSCM are to:

a) help clients make connections between their symptoms and life issues, and their eating behaviour and physical health / malnutrition-starvation

b) to support them in a gradual return to normal eating, weight restoration (if required) and improved physical health.

SSCM builds on the existing core skills and strengths of mental health clinicians in clinical management and supportive psychotherapy to equip general mental health clinicians to apply their skills to working with clients experiencing eating disorders.

The workshop aims to equip participants with the following:

  • A working understanding of the SSCM model, key components and applications that supports immediate implementation of the intervention
  • Skills and practice in delivering key SSCM interventions and processes, including:
    • Treatment set up
    • Assessment, intervention and concluding phases
    • Following a session structure and using clinical tools
  • A framework for understanding and working with multidisciplinary roles in SSCM

Participants will have the opportunity to develop these skills through:

  • Active practice of SSCM interventions and techniques through demonstrations, case material and role plays
  • Provision of handouts and resources for formulation, goal setting, session structure, providing psychoeducation and integrating goals with eating disorder behaviour change
  • Practice in implementing the skill of using handouts and delivering psychoeducation within an SSCM framework
  • Pre-readings which equip the clinician to feel informed about the research basis for SSCM and which form an introduction to the content covered will be provided prior to the workshop

Target Audience

Mental health clinicians working with adults experiencing eating disorders. Registrations from Victorian public area mental health services clinicians will be prioritised.

Training Prerequisite

The SSCM training is considered advanced treatment training provided by CEED and as such, prior completion of eating disorders introductory training is a prerequisite for this training.

For more information view our flyer HERE

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