Practical Skills for Eating Disorders & Obesity

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Melbourne, 29th Jul 2019
Mon, 29/07/2019 - 9:30am to Wed, 31/07/2019 - 5:00pm
123 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
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Mon, 17/06/2019 - 11pm
ACFED Training
Benefits of professional training
Eating Disorder counselling
Eating Disorder recovery

This 3-day course starts with a short recap of the essential knowledge and treatment models introduced in our other courses (Eating Disorder Essentials and A Comprehensive Non-Diet Approach for Clients with Weight Concerns).

We then add two additional dimensions to your knowledge as we look at the nutritional aspects, biochemical and neurotransmitter imbalances, potentially hindering client recovery.  Understanding what these factors are and how they occur can help you treat clients more effectively.

This is also a chance to expand on the treatment interventions for adults with anorexia nervosa using some exercises and concepts from the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) which are not covered in the Eating Disorder Essentials course.

We then concentrate purely on practice as we move through a series of case studies, role plays, group and pairs exercises.

This course consolidates your knowledge and gives you more practical skills in how to deal with barriers, the cognitive limitations of under-eating clients, mindset interventions and treatment planning.


This 3-Day course is designed for health professionals who have already completed the Eating Disorder Essentials and the A Comprehensive Non-Diet Approach for Clients with Weight Concerns (also known as Psychological Approaches to Obesity) courses.

However, we will also accept health professionals who are experienced eating disorder practitioners.

After the course

Health professionals who complete the 3-Day Practical Skills for Eating Disorders & Obesity 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 be taken in addition to our 5-Day Eating Disorders Essentials course and our 3-Day A Comprehensive Non-Diet Approach for Clients with Weight Concerns course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.