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Stopping Overshopping: theory and treatment of compulsive buying disorder

Event number: 17316
6.5 CPD hours
APS Institute CPD
Presenter(s): Dr April Benson


Level of Learning: Introductory

This workshop begins with an introduction to compulsive buying and the sociocultural context within which it exists, and includes a discussion of how to identify and assess compulsive buying behaviour; the indications and contraindications for treatment; diagnostic issues, prevalence, etiology and functions of the addiction. After an overview of the existing treatment modalities, there will be a detailed explication of the evidence-based* Stopping Overshopping treatment model and several clinical examples of this work. 

Workshop Location


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Novotel on Collins
270 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 24/3/2017
End date: 24/3/2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)


Novotel Sydney Central
169 – 179 Thomas Street
Haymarket, NSW 2000
Start date: 25/3/2017
End date: 25/3/2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)


The Sebel Brisbane
95 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 31/3/2017
End date: 31/3/2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)


Early Bird:
**Please note Early Bird closes 1 month prior to commencement of chosen workshop**
APS Member $200
APS Student Member $150
Non Member $480

APS Member $200
APS Student Member $150
Non Member $530


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