This was such a well run and useful course. As someone who is already a really experienced practitioner in eating disorders I have come away with lots of new tools for my tool box which in invaluable. Thank you!
Eating Disorder Essentials
Our 5-Day course provides a solid foundation to enable you to successfully recognise and treat a range of eating disorders. This comprehensive eating disorders course is in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychological approaches. You will learn practical and effective skills that will enable you to engage with clients and offer them constructive help to recover from their eating disorder. You may also contribute your own expertise as this course provides opportunities to share experience and make discoveries.
The Eating Disorder Essentials training course is suitable for anyone who is likely to encounter eating disorders in their work. This might include counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, life coaches, doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.
You will learn:
- How to distinguish an eating disorder from disordered eating
- To understand and motivate people with eating disorders
- How to assess and conceptualise each disorder
- How to build a comprehensive treatment plan
- Prioritising treatment strategies for over and under eaters
- How to encourage and sustain change
- The effects of dietary chaos on mood and physiology
- Micro skills from traditional and newer therapies
- How to deal with emotional eating and cravings
- How to manage resistance and relapse
- Body image, media and historical influences
- How eating disorders affect men
After the course
Health professionals who complete the 5-Day course eating disorder training course can become an ACFED approved eating disorder practitioner.
You can choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website.
Your work in the field of eating disorders will be in demand, and may increase your profitability if you are in private practice and/or may increase your future employment prospects.
ACFED approved practitioners will be able to use our logo to promote their skills, and they will receive referrals, regular network newsletters and offers.
This course can also be taken in addition to our 3-Day Obesity Interventions course and our 3-Day Nutritional Interventions Course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.
Thoroughly enjoyed the content and delivery. Kyla is very passionate about eating disorders and presents information very well. I appreciated the small group size as it gave me a better opportunity for sharing and a more intimate learning experience.
By far the best learning experience i have ever had. The content was incredibly interesting and delivered perfectly. Rather than being exhausted after days of learning, I left energised and excited to start implementing different strategies in my practice. I would recommend this course to all health professionals exposed to this area trough their work. I am excited for the changes I will make to my practice. Looking forward to doing more training with ACFED in the future.
The training helped me to understand and consolidate assessment and treatment modalities in providing support and intervention for clients who present with eating related issues. I feel better equipped to help clients, and their families, through their difficult time and work towards recovery.
I thoroughly enjoyed Kyla's relaxed and informative teaching style. Her knowledge and experience are extensive! My understanding of eating disorders is vastly increased. I also learned a great deal from the group as they shared their own insights and experiences. The practical exercises and tools will be invaluable as I engage more effectively with Eating Disorder clients.