Eating Disorder Essentials

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Melbourne, 4th May 2020
Mon, 04/05/2020 - 9:30am to Fri, 08/05/2020 - 4:30pm
123 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
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Mon, 23/03/2020 - 11pm
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 Comprehensive Non-Diet Approach for Clients with Weight Concerns course and our 3-Day Practical Skills for Eating Disorders to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.

Course Testimonials

Nivedita Shrama Vij
 - Nutritionist
New Zealand

Many thanks Kyla and ACFED for this in depth insight into Eating Disorders world. Lots to learn, absorb and practice. Thank you for bringing this "over the ditch".

Emily White
 - Nutritionist
New Zealand

This course absolutely exceeded my expectations. It was highly engaging and interesting, and now I have a wide range of practical tools to help my clients. I can't wait for the next course!

Kendall Parkinson
New Zealand

Well worth it! Provides practical tools and approaches to a sensitive subject in a non threatening way. I look forward to doing the other courses now!

Dr. Jade Walters
 - Psychologist
Reedy Creek QLD

Having entered the course with experience/practice of eating disorders, I was highly impressed with the information presented outside of my knowledge. Sitting through the course, I have been thinking on how I can apply these techniques to current clients I have been 'stuck' on.

Amy Chisholm
 - Youth Worker
Redcliffe QLD

I learnt so much practical tools to help me in my work!