The 2018 National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club over 27-28 September.

Joining us at this year’s conference is Dr Yuliya Richard, Director/Clinical Psychologist at the Impulsivity Online Project who will present on ‘Impulsivity Online Project: “Beat the Binge” – Overcoming Impulsive Binge Eating’.


Dr Yuliya Richard

Impulsivity has been identified as an important trait for binge eating and associated disorders. It has been shown to play a significant role in development and maintenance and treatment of obesity. Impulsive eating is not only about inability to delay gratification, but as well dealing with negative urgency, lack of planning and perseverance.

Our “Beat the Binge- Gain control over your eating behaviour by overcoming impulsive binge eating” provides the user with an online platform for learning about binge eating and impulsive overeating and helps the user to be in control of their eating behaviour at all times. Ability to control impulsive behaviour, to delay gratification and to tolerate frustrations without causing psychological distress is essential

Dr. Serous Mobeni, Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, and I, Dr. Yuliya Richard have developed an Online Impulsivity Program as part of a research study and awarded funding by the University of Newcastle. It combines cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness strategies to help people manage their impulsive behaviours.

As a clinician in a private practice I continue using this program to support my clients journey to a healthier lifestyle. We continue adding material to benefit the user of the program. The program has an interactive component, videos, downloadable worksheets and a library of mindfulness exercises. The user has an opportunity to access the material at any time and enhance their recovery outside of the psychologist office.

Key Learnings:
By attending the presentation, you will learn about impulsivity and its impact on development and maintenance of unhealthy eating habits which lead to putting on weight and keeping this weight on for individuals high in impulsivity across their lifespan.
1. Learning about impulsivity, its predispositions and their role in development of unhealthy eating habits.
2. Learning about skills required in learning how to manage dysfunctional impulsivity when addressing binge and impulsive overeating.
3. How our “Beat the Binge” impulsivity online program can complement your client’s treatment.


Professional Memberships / Affiliation Full Registration with Psychologist Registration Board NSW #PS0133344 Member of Australian Psychological Society #038226 Member of Australian Clinical Psychologist Association Committee member of Culture and Psychology APS IG (2008-2011) Ethics Committee Member CAPA (2009-2012) Positions Held: Director and Principal Psychologist, Blue Horizon Counselling & Mediation Psychologist, Ageing Disability and Health Care, FACS Mental Health Coordinator, Catholic Health Care Academic Record Newcastle University, Professional Doctorate Clinical and Health Psychology, 2015 Macquarie University, PGDip Applied Psychology, 2010

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