with Dr Lauren Peile and Dr Katie Lang
Lauren and Katie will be facilitating a session for individuals and their carers, as well as professionals, which sets out what we know about what makes CBT for BDD effective. This will include a summary of what we have learned by studying the measurable outcomes of therapy, in research and everyday therapy sessions, as well as information directly from those who have made use of CBT for BDD. We hope that this session will be helpful for those wishing to access CBT for BDD or to advocate for themselves or their loved ones when navigating services. We anticipate that the session will also provide a space for both individuals with BDD and professionals supporting them, to discuss and reflect on how to get the most out of CBT when this is offered.
Dr Lauren Peile is a Principal Clinical Psychologist at the National & Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service for Children & Young People (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust). She has worked at the service since 2012 and provided assessment & treatment to young people diagnosed with BDD or experiencing appearance-based distress for around 10 years. Prior to this she worked in a number of other Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and also at the NSPCC. Within the team she takes a lead in developing work with inpatient services and other enhanced treatment and overseeing the delivery of the NHS England Highly Specialist Services pathway for children and young people. She is involved in leading multi-disciplinary specialist assessments, and delivering weekly, intensive, home-based and inpatient treatment approaches, as well as consultation and joint work with other clinicians.
Dr Katie Lang is a Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service for Children and Young People (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust). Katie has worked at the service since 2020 and provides assessment and evidence-based treatment to young people diagnosed with BDD or appearance anxiety. Katie completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), and prior to this completed a PhD in Psychological Medicine also at the IoPPN. Much of her research has focused on improving existing or developing new psychological treatments