Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders & Obesity

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Brisbane, 30th Oct 2017
Mon, 30/10/2017 - 9:30am to Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:00pm
Level 24, 215 Adelaide Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
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Mon, 23/10/2017 - 11pm

Our 3-Day course teaches health professionals who encounter eating disorders and obesity in the course of their work to understand basic nutritional strategies which are used as part of the management of these conditions.

Helping your clients with obesity is not about calories in vs calories out, dieting or weight loss. In fact, we know those approaches don't work and can lead to shame, feelings of failure and weight gain.  Rejecting diet culture, education about nutrition, eating and health, and addressing the biochemical imbalances and emotional issues is the key to furthering your clients' mental and physical health.

While treating the behaviour and emotions of Eating Disorders & Obesity is critical, we also need to delve into the what, when and how they are eating to assess the biochemical and neurotransmitter imbalances potentially hindering their recovery. Learning how to support your client with biochemical imbalance doesn't need a chemistry class, but an understanding of what these factors are and how they occur.


The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification. (Note: If you are an Accredited Practicing Dietitian this course is not suitable for you, but we would love to meet you on our Eating Disorder Essentials  or Obesity courses.)

Please also note, this course does not qualify participants to offer nutritional education to their clients. It is designed to increase your personal understanding of the nutritional and biochemical aspects that present in people with eating disorders and obesity. 

You will learn about

  • How nutritional approaches can inform your practice and enhance your work with clients
  • How the body uses food and nutrients
  • Biochemical imbalances
  • Blood sugar and hormone balance
  • Digestion and metabolism
  • Dietary choices
  • Common myths about food, diet and weight control
  • Applying your learning to your own relationship with food.
  • Working with comorbidities
  • Food labelling
  • Mindful eating
  • A non-diet approach to obesity
  • The influence of lifestyle factors

After the course

Health professionals who complete the 3-Day Nutritional Interventions course can become an ACFED approved practitioner. You can choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website. Your work in the field of eating disorders and obesity 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 5-Day Eating Disorders Essentials course and our 3-Day Obesity Interventions Course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.

Course Testimonials

Lisa Palmisano
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC

The course was another well presented training, very informative and perfect combination with the eating disorder and obesity treatments. Thankyou. I look forward to passing on my new skills to current and future clients, but also implementing them in my own daily living.

Carmen Beaumont
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC

I learnt a lot of new things I was not even aware of. It has certainly empowered me to make better choices and share them with clients. Not only those with Eating Disorders but all. Thankyou.

Pauline Ferguson
 - School Counsellor
Melbourne VIC

The course is interesting, thought provoking, informative and lots of excellent material. The presenter was enthusiastic, passionate and a wonderful presenter!

Meg Foreman
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC

This course was very useful in broadening my understanding for myself and my clients. It will compliment the work that I do with clients and help them set goals in relation to their overall health and nutrition. I thought I had a good understanding of nutrition, however after completing this course I feel even more equipped and confident to provide psycho education and to discuss health outcomes with other health professionals such as GPs and dietitians. This is excellent for recovery and prevention relapse.

Sylvia Smith
 - Psychologist
Gladstone QLD

Excellent course presented in a user friendly format with and engaging presenter.