David started his CBT-E training in Eating Disorders in 2009 with Professor Christopher Fairburn the developer of a specialised form of CBT to address Eating Disorders in Adults and Children.
David attends ongoing International Conference of CBT-E Specialist in London, completed specialist online training which was followed up by intensive training at Oxford University London.
David is also currently rolling out CBT-T to specific clients who meet the criteria for CBT-T therapy.
As part of his ongoing commitment to eating disorder therapy David is in Continuous Professional Development for all therapies which are evidenced based and proven successful in clinical trials.
David is a specialist Eating Disorder Psychotherapist for Children, Adolescents and Adults.
David is trained in the Medical complications and difficulties caused by Eating Disorders.
David is specifically trained in the Nutritional requirements for each type of Eating Disorder Anorexia, Binge Eating, Bulimia ARFID, etc, as they all bring nutritional challenges that need to be addressed alongside the Psychological and Physical complications.
David is registered on the international CBT-E Specialist directory as well as with Bodywhys here in Ireland.
The leading evidence-based treatment for adults with an eating disorder is a specific form of cognitive behaviour therapy. This is a one-to-one treatment that focuses on the characteristic disturbances in eating habits and attitudes to shape and weight.
It was developed by Professor Fairburn as a treatment for bulimia nervosa and in this form it has been the subject of numerous clinical trials. It was the first psychological treatment (for any mental disorder) to be strongly endorsed by UK’s independent and highly regarded National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
CBT-T is a 10-session therapy for adults and adolescents with non-underweight eating disorders (including bulimia nervosa, atypical anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and others).
Eating disorders are a serious life-threatening condition which can develop rapidly in to an extreme condition, Eating Disorders or Disordered Eating require specialist Clinical Training and there are very few Psychotherapist who are specifically trained to address the Medical, Psychological and Neuro Nutritional aspects of an Eating Disorder.